Robert Downey Jr. Arrives In South Korea To Kick Off IRON MAN 3 Press Tour

Robert Downey Jr. Arrives In South Korea To Kick Off IRON MAN 3 Press Tour

Performing "Gangham Style" much to the delight of fans in South Korea, Robert Downey Jr. has kicked off his Iron Man 3 press tour by talking more about what we should expect from the highly anticipated threequel and how it differs from previous instalments in the franchise.

In a worldwide press tour which starts in South Korea and will take him from Beijing to Moscow, Munich, Paris, London, Los Angeles and New York, Robert Downey Jr. has kicked things off in style as he performed "Gangham Style" for those lucky enough to be in attendance at the event in Seoul. "First of all I really want to thank the fans that came to the airport yesterday to greet me in Korea," said the actor. "I had a long flight and it was a very lovely surprise. It was like 10 o’clock and pretty late to be driving to the airport, and I just wanted to say I really appreciate it."

After talking more about his surprise at the success of the franchise and how grateful he is for the hugely positive response it has received in that part of the world, Downey Jr. went on to share his thoughts on why fans should check out Tony Stark's fourth outing on the big screen. "I’m a pretty tough critic on these things and I think this third one is really worth a couple of hours to spend to go to see at a theater." Iron Man 2 received a mixed response from critics, so perhaps that's why the actor believes it was important to take the Armoured Avenger back to basics for this latest movie. "[We] figured it would be nice to get back to a little more of what we saw in the first Iron Man, which is Tony in the suit a little bit less, or only in parts of the suit, or developing a bunch of new suits for your viewing pleasure."

He finished by saying that he believes Iron Man 3 will stand out from past instalments due to the fact that a lot of the threequel takes place in some unusual locations. "I think a lot of what occurs in Iron Man 3 is that he actually goes to the parts of America that aren’t New York or Los Angeles," Downey Jr. reveals. "It is a road trip of sorts, and I think he gets back to an understanding that he is just a worker amongst workers and he is just another person, and I think that's actually very helpful to him."

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Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine
Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen
Ashley Hamilton as Jack Taggert
James Badge Dale as Eric Savin
Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan

RELEASE DATE: April 25th, 2013 (UK). May 3rd, 2013 (US).

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Filed Under "Iron Man" 4/4/2013 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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brazilianbatman - 4/4/2013, 4:12 AM
Be csreful Robert! You don't have a real iron man suit to protect yourself against the crazy North Koreans.

The Mandarin should have been Korean in this film unsdead of middler eastern.
brazilianbatman - 4/4/2013, 4:14 AM
is he dancing kagnan style in the first pic lol? first is wolverine and now is iron man lol.
marvel72 - 4/4/2013, 4:25 AM
tony time to suit up & sort out north korea.
CoulsonLives - 4/4/2013, 4:25 AM
@brazillianbatman It's South Korea... Racist fan.
spidey1994 - 4/4/2013, 4:41 AM
North Korean's, Don't you dare fire a missle at RDJ!!
Tempo - 4/4/2013, 4:52 AM

This is what North and South Korea thinks about 'Merica.
StrangerX - 4/4/2013, 4:58 AM
Oh yea..Iron Man is in South Korea Let's see the North try some shit now.
TheFascinatingMan - 4/4/2013, 5:10 AM
Please North Korea doesn't even know what comic books or movies are. And yeah if Kingsley portrayed Mandarin as North Korean, that would have been pretty funny.
prototype87 - 4/4/2013, 5:18 AM
MattSpatola - 4/4/2013, 5:23 AM

RDJ is 48 so he's no kid
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 4/4/2013, 5:28 AM
Why do people do that stupid dance?! It's the Macarena all over again!:(
R888 - 4/4/2013, 5:29 AM
Robert Downey Jr come to Australia :) you have alot of fans here too.
R888 - 4/4/2013, 5:30 AM

Its the most annoying song ever
SaxoWolf - 4/4/2013, 5:58 AM
ArthurNumeriano - 4/4/2013, 6:19 AM
It's "Gangnam", not "Gangham".
R888 - 4/4/2013, 6:42 AM
I still like Iron man 2 :)
OptimusFlynn - 4/4/2013, 7:16 AM
Minato - 4/4/2013, 7:35 AM
This is going to be better than IM as far as story and better than IM2 as far a visual effects and action.
brazilianbatman - 4/4/2013, 8:36 AM
thegodkiller@ well I was not talking about the actor I was talking about the character mandarin in iron man 3. I believe he is middle eastern.

coulsonfan@ do yoy follow the news? never mind the only new you probably know are from superhero movies at

north korea is threatening both u.s.a and south korea. if you are not good in geography I will help you out by teliing you that both koreas are next to each other.
jaycr - 4/4/2013, 9:19 AM
Probably he will visit North Korea too and watch Ironman 3 with Kim Jong Un, Dennis Rodman went there a few weeks ago.
TheManFromMars - 4/4/2013, 9:28 AM
I like macarena...
aRandomSinisterClone - 4/4/2013, 9:31 AM
its funny how the studio N china dont give a [frick] about his safety. they want him in Asia selling tickets.
Jokerzreality - 4/4/2013, 10:06 AM
I don't understand... Where are the Pictures from. Has he danced gangnam style at two different event in korea? Because he also dance gangnam style here and he is not very good at it.
exe - 4/4/2013, 2:20 PM
Downey is there because he is a nuclear deterrent.
Greengo - 4/5/2013, 7:46 AM
'le teadbag'..... lmfao crazy old man

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