A lot of people complained that Iron Man 2 had basically the same character arc as the first film. Tony Stark goes through pretty much the same journey, albeit with a much lighter tone the second time around. It looks like that's all about to change. If the recent Iron Man 3 trailer is any indication, we may be looking at the darkest an Avengers movie has ever gotten. Check out one angsty Iron Man below.
That was definitely not the trailer I was expecting, but I've got to admit, I'm really excited! I don't think we've seen ever seen Stark this conflicted, even during his captivity in the first film he was driven and focused. It could be a very interesting acting experience for Robert Downey Jr., and certainly a unique storytelling canvas for Shane Black.
Is a dark, gritty Iron Man just what we need after the color explosion that was Joss Whedon's Avengers? I'm not entirely sold on the idea, but I still can't wait to see more.
Iron Man 3 is set to come out on May 3, 2013.