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Robert Downey Jr. talks Iron Man 3 
Robert Downey Jr. talks Iron Man 3 

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.
Robert Downey Jr. full of praise for Shane Black
Robert Downey Jr. full of praise for Shane Black
Sherlock Holmes actor Robert Downey Jr. has revealed that the main reason he has agreed to return for a third outing as Iron Man, is because Shane Black has been brought on board. Shane Black is set to write and direct Iron Man 3, which has convinced Robert Downey Jr. to reprise his role as Tony Stark.
 
Robert explained, “Bringing in Shane Black to write and direct Iron Man 3 to me is basically the only transition from Favreau to a ‘next thing’ that Favreau and the audience and Marvel and I could ever actually sign off on.” He added, “[Black’s] more than the sum of his parts and he’s also kind of been a sleeper for a long time,” Downey Jr continued.
 
Downey Jr. continued, “We’re not talking much about [the script] right now because Shane is off writing and we talked before that, and when we are talking again the talking is going to be over pretty quick [because we’re on the same page].” Robert Downey Jr. is next on the big screen in the sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.