That first trailer that Marvel released for Iron Man 3 showed us a very serious and dark looking film. A lot of us fans loved what we saw, but at the same time we were surprised by the different feeling tone of the film. It's not going to be as serious as Marvel made it out to be though, even though they blew the hell out of Tony Stark's mansion. In an interview with The West Austrailian, Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige explained,
It's not a serious movie, but we seriously dig into exploring more of Tony. The trick is just trying to make great movies. We try to make them all great, all different and all fresh. What you'll see in Iron Man 3 is some very unique directions that were taken.
Director Shane Black added,
We're not aiming for bigger, necessarily. We're aiming for different and fresh and new. It's all about capturing that lightning-in-a-bottle feel, about trying to get as much into this as we can. We're looking to get a ton of thrills into a short space, to make a nice little stew for you.
Then Robert Downey Jr. threw in his two cents saying,
You can dissect why [The Avengers] was the right movie with the right people and the right director at the time. But we feel the same way about Iron Man 3 now.
I absolutely love what I've seen from the movie so far, and I think we all knew the film wouldn't be all darkness and nightmares. Tony Stark has a fun personality, and they aren't going to take that away from him. I'm sure it will have mix of action, humor and drama just like the other Iron Man films, this one will just have harder and darker elements thrown into the mix.
The movie will hit theaters in 3D on May 3rd, 2013, and it looks like it could be the best of the franchise!