I’ve been remaining fairly skeptical on Iron Man 3, because I didn’t like Iron Man all that much and I thought Iron Man 2 was barely an improvement. But Shane Black‘s involvement in Iron Man 3 had me naturally curious and signing on Guy Pearce and more specifically Ben Kingsley attracted my attention.
Sure, Robert Downey Jr. sort of gets old as the cocky and very RDJ-ish Tony Stark. And sure Don Cheadle is no replacement for Terrence Howard, but I still haven’t given up on one of Marvel’s most popular film characters because of Shane freakin’ Black.
And now Ben Kingsley.
This new poster is AWESOME. It’s both bad ass and almost hilarious. Many people are describing it as very Shane Black-ish and I can’t really think of a more perfect summary. It strikes me as different than the previous two films, while also remaining in that Marvel universe of bad guys.
Kingsley is looking like he had a blast working on this movie and I sure hope the final result is better than Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Avengers combined.
Iron Man 3 opens on May 3rd, 2013.