Here’s the latest trailer for Iron Man 3, which actually isn’t that far off with a release date of May 4th. It’s intriguing not so much because it’s a third Iron Man, but because it’s directed by Shane Black, previously the director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and the writer of a bunch of awesome 80s/early 90s movies like Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, and The Long Kiss Goodnight. Oh, and uh... Monster Squad.
I believe it was Geektress who first said Daniel Day-Lewis is less impressive when you consider that Robert Downey Jr. has been in character as Tony Stark for the past 10 years. And in the latest trailer, we see Iron Man continue to be the Entourage of superhero movies, only with more action and more of Ben Kingsley doing his weird accent as The Mandarin. The Mandarin may not be Chinese anymore, but he’s still weird! Oh, but it’s not all Audis and pool parties, because Tony Stark is conflicted. All full of angst and heartache and regret. His problem is that… uh… he loves… Gwyneth Paltrow… too much… or something. I dunno, man. Writing the smartest, richest, most famous superhero in the world and then having the plot hinge on him being hung up on Gwyneth Paltrow seems like a basic story flaw. Personally, I like my superhero movies like I like my wrestling tournaments, homoerotic and full of spandex.