Excuse me, I need to go change my pants. Just look at Ben Kingsley playing The Mandarin! Look at the Iron Patriot armor! Here’s the official plot for what will surely be one of next summer’s biggest blockbusters.
In Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”, brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr., is pitted 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?
Shane Black looks like an inspired choice for the director and I love that he wants to cast Iron Man as an espionage thriller, which is pretty cool and fairly deft on his part if it works.