Did you hear what I just said? I said the friggin’ teaser trailer to Iron Man 3 just arrived.
Why am I so excited, you ask? Because Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most entertaining actors on the planet, and, Shane Black is directing. You might be saying, “Well, wasn’t the Iron Man franchise built by director Jon Favreau?”
I’d say, partly, yes. It’s look and vision was in fact built by Favreau and company, but half of the franchise belongs to Downey’s performance as the man-in-iron. Nobody else could play the character of Tony Stark as well as he.
So why am I excited that a new director is standing in?
Because “that new director” wrote Lethal Weapon, The Monster Squad, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and, not to mention, the last time he and Downey collaborated, they made the fantastically smart neo-noir, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which Black both wrote AND directed.
So, stop asking me questions already. Watch the teaser above, and join me in getting thy Iron-Man-fanboy-panties officially moistened.