Robert Downey Jr. has already played Iron Man on a number of occasions and he is set to play Tony Stark again in Iron Man 3. Robert has now praised Marvel's Kevin Feige for his vision and bringing the Marvel universe to the big screen.
Downey Jr. told EW, “The whole Avengers thing was such a relief and such a confirmation of Kevin Feige’s vision for this all along. As Kevin has put it, the next step after that is to bring in someone like Shane Black and – without pretending that Avengers don’t exist – find a way to go back to a kind of re-investigation of Tony’s world, which he thought would be, one, fun for the audience &, two, would rock in a different way than The Avengers.”
He added, “But we can’t help it; everywhere you look now in every Marvel movie there are opportunities where certain new pals of his could be useful. So they’re in the atmosphere, so to speak, but I wouldn’t expect to see them on the ground in this one.”
As well as seeing the return of Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 3 also sees the return of Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau. Iron Man 3 is this time directed by Shane Black and is set to be released on April 26 in the UK, before then being released on May 3 in the UK.