Robert Downey Jr Thinks IRON MAN 3 Could Be One Of "The Better Comic Book Movies Ever Made"

Robert Downey Jr Thinks IRON MAN 3 Could Be One Of "The Better Comic Book Movies Ever Made"

We have already heard RDJ big up the movie's script etc, but while speaking to Omelete the actor suggests that the third installment could not only be the best of the three, but one of the best CBMs period..

An actor praising a movie he/she is about to work on is not exactly unusual, but one thing you can never accuse Robert Downey Jr of is not speaking his mind. He has already spoke a little about how happy he is with the new script for Iron Man 3 (which will be directed by Shane Black), but in the following interview he references the first movie - generally considered to be among the best CBMs of all time - and hints that he would like the third one to follow suit..

“I think that we have an opportunity with the third Iron Man to make the best of the three, and maybe one of the better superhero movies that’s ever been made. But I think we have to remember what made the first one good. It was very character-driven. It was very odd. It was kind of outrageous. And so I think we have to have the courage to trust that the audience is really kind of cool, and smart.”

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AsianVersionOfET - 1/10/2012, 10:16 PM
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AsianVersionOfET - 1/10/2012, 10:16 PM
Ah [frick] yeah!
TheJester187 - 1/10/2012, 10:16 PM
what villian are they gonna use?
AsianVersionOfET - 1/10/2012, 10:17 PM
Oh cool article by the way! Robert is classy as sin.
P862010 - 1/10/2012, 10:24 PM
zem wtf you on lol

yes ironman is the same as begins did i miss the part where stark went to japan to train lol
batmanrises - 1/10/2012, 10:26 PM

'Scuse me.

I was a little let down by IM2...Hopefully they bring the quality back for part 3. Use the Mandarin/Ten Rings! Do not throw that subplot to the wayside!
Talontd - 1/10/2012, 10:27 PM

Damn bro, you sure called it, lol.
santoanderson - 1/10/2012, 10:29 PM
Iron Man 1 was terrific. Iron Man 2 felt like there were too many cooks in Marvel's kitchen. I hope Iron Man 3 is good (Shane Black is awesome), but I'm not getting my hopes up.
batmanrises - 1/10/2012, 10:31 PM
Looks at zemyazem suspiciously....You joined the site today eh? Is Zigggggy striking again? Things that make you go hmmmmmm
tripttwe - 1/10/2012, 10:33 PM
@ Talontd- That's what I was about to say!!! LMAO! I think they should introduce Black Panther, Wasp, Hank Pym and the Vision program. The thing to keep in mind is that this happens pro- Avengers. It opens up sooo many doors. I can see it topping the original...
batmanrises - 1/10/2012, 10:37 PM
I think zemyazem is someone here purposely trolling. Hm who else here is known to exhibit that sort of behavior? I wonder.....
batmanrises - 1/10/2012, 10:38 PM
Multiple troll accounts? I can't imagine who would do such a thing...
Irons - 1/10/2012, 10:41 PM
Someone trolls Nolan fans in a completely unrelated topic and Nolan fans respond? Wow. Groundbreaking development.
batmanrises - 1/10/2012, 10:43 PM
Irons, Methinks the troll of the Nolan fans and the Nolan troll are the same guy...Pass it on...
AsianVersionOfET - 1/10/2012, 10:46 PM
Hey HellBound, you can't report me for what I'm about to say.
One- Because it's logical and rational
Two- Because it's most likely true
And three- Because it contributes to the comments and knowledge of the other users

You're a stupid, gay, retarded mother[frick]er.

Have a nice night : )
Irons - 1/10/2012, 10:48 PM
Anyways... I'm glad RDJ recognizes the difference between the first two films. Hopefully, they can get back to what made the first one work so well.
batmanrises - 1/10/2012, 10:50 PM
LOL...Cool story Hellbou...I mean zemyazem...
AsianVersionOfET - 1/10/2012, 10:50 PM
@zemyazem, English please?
batmanrises - 1/10/2012, 10:53 PM
@ ToughGrappler - The only one starting a Marvel/DC flame war is zemyazem - And he's also a troll account. Scroll up if you wanna find out who it belongs to.
Mechagino - 1/10/2012, 11:02 PM
Oh it better be good.

Now for my honest opinion which HOPEFULLY won't get flagged is... I found Iron man to be a piece of scrap. No, I'm not trolling I'm just telling my opinion on it. The best I can say is it was okay, simple as that.

2 However was AWESOME and it made me love the character and renew my faith in the avenger films.

3, it BETTER have Foom and Mandarin and no Silly Ghost as the villain.
OnePunchBaldy - 1/10/2012, 11:05 PM
Dammit Robert! Stop trying to get my expectations high!!! I'm starting to fall for it :(
bukstrthehukstr - 1/10/2012, 11:13 PM
Honestly, people? You want to really know what's going on?

Iron Man was a decent movie. Not great by any means. I'm sorry if that's what your adrenaline-induced fanboy brain was saying when you saw it, but it was not spectacular by any means. Good, but not great.

Iron Man 2 was slightly worse, but not as bad as people make it seem to be. The character progression was a solid step forward. I agree that it did serve as a sort of "billboard" for the Avengers, but that's because it was a necessary step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to advance the bigger story.

So, people: Don't get upset that people claim that Iron Man wasn't as great as you think it was. Don't get upset that people claim that Iron Man 2 wasn't as good as it really was. Same thing really, they are both good films that people tend to blow out of proportion.

It's all about taste. Hopefully Shane Black will deliver a solid film in Iron Man 3, and that's all there is to it.
FightAs0ne - 1/10/2012, 11:17 PM
Finally a reasonable judgement I agree with your judgement sir...
bukstrthehukstr - 1/10/2012, 11:33 PM
I don't really see how a decent action scene in a decent film is supposed to prove how said film is "spectacular"...
bukstrthehukstr - 1/10/2012, 11:35 PM
Don't be alarmed, Intruder, but it seems that some people think you to be an annoying wanker. How British.
DCfan89 - 1/10/2012, 11:36 PM
out of all the marvel films, ironman was my favorite. Ironman II was ok. i loved seeing war machine and black widow stole the show. i hope Ironman III shines where II failed
Vital - 1/10/2012, 11:42 PM
Did this site get more annoying people or did all those people get banned and make a new profile lol?
clarksupermankent - 1/10/2012, 11:53 PM
@thegoddamnsuperguy haha nice.MAN OF STEEL WILL BE THE BEST MOVIE OF 2013!!!!!!
bukstrthehukstr - 1/10/2012, 11:59 PM

There are definitely a fair share of rabid Nolanites out there, just like with any director/genre/subject, etc, saying that this film or that film will be perfect. The reality is, no comic book film is perfect because the fanbase is so diverse that it's impossible to please everyone.

People just can't seem to accept that there are different tastes, and therefore, different opinions on every film.

My opinion on The Dark Knight? Pretty damn good film, but very flawed. Not as great as most people claim it to be. TDKR? Probably will be about on par with its predecessor, but not perfect by any means. There will be people out there claiming its the best film ever made, and there will be people claiming its a disgrace to the DC universe.

Just gotta deal with the haters of any group. Every film has its merits and its flaws. No need to be a prick about it.
pro346 - 1/11/2012, 12:00 AM
@batmanrises Yeah that zigggy guy was/is a massive dickhead.....He knew everything there is to know about nothing
gunslinger77 - 1/11/2012, 12:00 AM
Been reading u guys for awhile. Just joined today. Shane black directing is the best thing that could of happened. Love kiss kiss bang bang. Kill off pepper. Pym's cameo. Leading up to avengers sequel and ultron storyline.
bukstrthehukstr - 1/11/2012, 12:04 AM
welcome bro
marvel72 - 1/11/2012, 12:28 AM
if iron man 3 is as good as iron man then we're onto a winner.

iron man 3 will be the money maker of 2013,as for man of steel i can see it making roughly the same as thor 2.
NeoBaggins - 1/11/2012, 12:47 AM
Formula speech. The movie will speak for itself.
SuperSomething616 - 1/11/2012, 1:00 AM
RDJ...what a guy!!!

And Yes iron Man 3 had better be the best out of the 3...after the let down of Iron Man 2...
EarOne - 1/11/2012, 1:02 AM
hey, but what if they kill off RDJ's tony in the Avengers movie, and he will be appearing as the GHOST of Tony grooming his replacement, Rhodey as the next Iron Man? that could happen, now could it...??
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 1/11/2012, 1:03 AM
RDJ is a great actor but when it comes to talking about his movies he sings straight from the "Hollywood cliche handbook". He doesn't even try to disguise it.
SotNatt - 1/11/2012, 1:12 AM

This site's way past saving now. No redeeming qualities, although it is good for a few laughs (at the expense of its more idiotic and pointless members).

No prestige. Just another half-baked site that can't control its numerous trolls.

RDJ, I have high expectations. What you speak better come to fruition.

@gunslinger WTF? Kill off Pepper? Where the hell did that come from?
thalidomide - 1/11/2012, 1:29 AM
Can't wait for IM3. But I'm going to lower my expectations this time.
MaddMonkk - 1/11/2012, 1:49 AM
RDJ being in it makes it one of the best CBM's of all time!I liked Iron Man I and II. I'm sick of the dark emo gloom that a lot of CBM's have. Comic books are entertaining in many different ways. Comedy was one of the main reasons for the invention of the comic book. I like the current Dark Knight but the cheesey Schmaucher abominations were just too much. If Dark Knight wasn't so damn depressing it would have been my favoirte movie of all time. but i comes in just below Iron Man I and above Spiderman 2. that'sy idea of escapism and entertainment
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