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IRON MAN 3 Trailer / TV Spot: Thirteen or Nothing

Iron Man 3 Robert Downey JrIron Man 3 Super Bowl TV Spot: Thirteen or nothing

An Iron Man 3 trailer was shown during the Super Bowl (needless to say, U.S. only – or perhaps Canada, too) on Sunday, Feb. 3. Let me rephrase that: the Iron Man 3 trailer wasn't really a trailer, but a TV spot. Anyhow, whatever you call it, the whole thing goes by in the blink of an eye, keeping you in tremendous suspense as to: Will Tony Stark / Iron Man ever utter an exclamation stronger than "Oh, boy"? (Please scroll down to check out the Iron Man 3 Super Bowl TV spot.) [Photo: Tony Stark aka Iron Man aka Robert Downey Jr Iron Man 3.]

Directed by Shane Black, whose previous directorial credit is Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, released about eight years ago, Iron Man 3 brings back Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, last seen delivering smart-ass remarks to (the much funnier) mad villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Joss Whedon's worldwide megablockbuster The Avengers. (See also: "Iron Man 3 Trailer: Tony Stark vs. Mandarin, Sea Water.")

Now, will Iron Man 3 be superior to Iron Man 2, considered a major letdown by numerous North American critics? Who the hell knows? But one thing seems clear: If Iron Man can (officially) save only four people stranded (quite literally) in mid-air, you can bet your panties that when push comes to shove he'll be able to rescue four million air-floating humans if need be.

So, "does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?" Who cares about philosophical issues, as long as the Iron Man 3 visual and sound effects tickle the fancy of moviegoers? That's all that matters.

Robert Downey Jr toplines Iron Man 3 cast

Besides Robert Downey Jr. the Iron Man 3 cast features Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak, Wang Xueqi, and Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau. Additionally, Paul Bettany returns as the voice of JARVIS. Screenplay by Shane Black and Drew Pearce, among whose credits are (the announced) Sherlock Holmes 3, which will also star Robert Downey Jr, and (the also announced) Godzilla, which may or may not star Aaron Johnson (aka Aaron Taylor-Johnson).

Iron Man 3 release date

Iron Man 3 opens in late April in a couple of dozen countries, including Australia, Mexico, Japan, The Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. In early May, the latest Iron Man movie will open in another batch of countries, including France, Argentina, Germany, South Africa, and the United States (May 3).

Robert Downey Jr Iron Man 3: Marvel / Disney Enterprises.

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