Iron Man 3 could have been just like Iron Man 2, a $200-million mediocrity with characters as flimsy as Ivan Vanko was. The previous two movies, starring Robert Downey Jr. and directed by Jon Favreau, were full of sound and fury, signifying…well, $585 million and $623 million at the box office, respectively. But I have every faith that this movie will outearn them by the fact that it’s actually good.
I never found Tony Stark all that charming. In fact, when I think of Iron Man’s alter ego, I think, “Big wallet, bigger ego, daddy issues.” But Tony looks even more likeable, even heroic, in the trailer for the upcoming film, Iron Man 3. That’s because it looks like this movie will give Tony something that all the technology in the world can’t give him: a real heart.