The Return of Tony Stark

When Tony Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

I’ve gotta say, even though Iron Man 2 wasn’t the best movie ever, I’m really looking forward to Iron Man 3. This looks big, but not overblown. There appear to be only a couple of antagonists, with one obvious bad guy, which is good, since it means the film probably won’t suffer from having too many villains like so many other concluding chapters in superhero franchises like Spider-Man 3 or even The Dark Knight Rises. Robert Downey Jr. is just as charming as always, but y’know, I think this should probably be the last Iron Man movie for a while, excluding his appearance in crossovers like The Avengers. This looks big and sweeping, but if the series gets much bigger, it’ll go completely overboard – it’s already gotten close. Anyway, I must also note that I love how directors who have been more “cult” are getting to direct blockbusters for Marvel now, as Shane Black is behind Iron Man 3, James Gunn is helming Guardians of the Galaxy, Edgar Wright is doing Ant-Man, and it’s all being overseen by Joss Whedon. Nerdgasmic.

Iron Man 3 comes out May 3, 2013.

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