The first Iron Man movie to feature Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark received high praise for being such an impressive movie but Iron Man 2 then came in for some criticism. However, Robert Downey Jr. believes that with Iron Man 3, they are capable of making the best in the franchise and even one of the best superhero movies ever.
Downey Jr. explained, “I think that we have an opportunity with the third Iron Man to make the best of the three, and maybe one of the better superhero movies that’s ever been made. But I think we have to remember what made the first one good, it was very character-driven. It was very odd. It was kind of outrageous. And so I think we have to have the courage to trust that the audience is really kind of cool, and smart.”
Iron Man 3 is set to be written and directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and, while Jon Favreau did a fantastic job on the first two movies, it will be interesting to see which direction he takes Iron Man 3 in. Filming for Iron Man 3 is expected to get underway in May 2012, with a release date currently set for May 3, 2012.