GMA: Robert Downey Jr On Romance & Shane Black Directing Iron Man 3

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Robert Downey Jr Iron Man 3 Opens Friday

Iron Man 3 has taken in over $200 million overseas and opens in the U.S. on Friday May 3 2013. It’s taking every molecule of my being to not fly into a million pieces right now. Robert Downey Jr. sat down with George Stephanopolous to talk about the third installment of my favorite Avenger.

What Is It Like In the Iron Man Suit?

GMA: Robert Downey Jr On Romance & Shane Black Directing Iron Man 3

Robert Downey Jr is reprising his role as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3. The Avenger is more anxious and romantic in this film directed by Shane Black. (image credit: Featureflash, Shutterstock.com)

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The Iron Man we are seeing in this film is very different. Robert Downey Jr said that he is full of anxiety after coming out of The Avengers. He’s coping by building more suits and Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle are doning them to fight The Mandarin. Paltrow said that RDJ is a little bit of a wimp and that being in the suit isn’t that bad.

“Well, if she says so she must be right. She is a woman.”

Point to Robert Downey Jr.

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Romance In Iron Man 3

This is also a big romance for Iron Man. He and Pepper Potts have this amazing romance that really pulls you in. If you go back and watch the first Iron Man you might just melt at the way that Downey Jr and Paltrow lock eyes.

Shane Black Directs Iron Man 3

Shane Black is the new director for this installment of Iron Man. He’s taking over for Jon Favreau, who directed the first two films. Downey Jr. said that he worked with Shane Black on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Black wrote Lethal Weapon

The Mandarin Goes After Iron Man In New Film

Sir Ben Kingsley is the new badie in this Iron Man. RDJ said that Kingsley will be the stand out performer in this film. He plays The Mandarin, a genius scientist and martial arts expert. RDJ said that these superhero films are only as good as their villain.

Iron Man 3 Premiere in L.A. & Military Bases

The premiere of the film was big in Los Angeles, but they’ve also been taking it to military bases. Robert Downey Jr. said his grandfather was a captain in WWII and he has a big heart for the military. They’ve received a lot of support from the military and likewise.

Robert Downey Jr New Film The Judge

His next film, The Judge, is going to be directed by David Dobkin. He said it’s a family drama and gets away from the franchise superhero character he’s been playing lately.

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