Kick-starting Marvel’s phase two is Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 and the short version is, fellow new director Alan Taylor is going to have to step up his game for Thor: The Dark World come October this year.
There is always the worry that new director Shane Black would not be able to live up to the expectations set by Joss Whedon with Avengers Assemble and the overall hype surrounding the Iron Man franchise, based on the fact that the third solo instalment of the man in the powered suit is only his second directorial feature film. Thankfully, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was not that bad a film and Iron Man 2 did not turn out to be as good as the original, so at least the film was not doomed from the start.
Without spoiling too much, the film begins with a flashback scene in 1998…
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