With the trailer rumored to be coming out in the coming weeks…Disney/Marvel have now released the official synopsis for May’s “Iron Man 3”:
Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When 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?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
While this synopsis does raise some fanboy questions. It seems like the “real” approach director Shane Black has promised is going to come to pass. I loved the first film and although I really enjoyed “Iron Man 2″…it seemed silly. From the sounds of it, “Iron Man 3” will be back to form for the character. We all know *SPOILER ALERT* that the Mandarin (played by Ben Kingsley) is at least one of the villains, if not the main antagonist, which is AWESOME! One of the weaknesses of the second film was the lack of a strong villain, so again this film looks to bring the series back to snuff. I have several little nitpicks from the pics and stuff I have seen online, but that is only because Iron Man is near the top of my list of favorite and most dynamic comic book characters. I will hold judgment until the trailer is released, and then expect some praise, or gripes from me in the near future.