Robert Downey Jr: ”Iron Man 3′ could be the best yet’

Actor talks up new sequel and says it could be one of the greatest superhero movies

Robert Downey Jr has said that Iron Man 3 could be the best film in the franchise so far.

Talking to Omelete, the actor – who is also set to reprise the role of Tony Stark in the forthcoming The Avengers flick – said that the film had the potential to be “one of the better superhero movies that’s ever been made” if it stuck to the same formula that had made the previous two instalments so successful.

He said:

I think that we have an opportunity with the third Iron Man to make the best of the three and maybe one of the better superhero movies that’s ever been made.

He went on to add: “But I think we have to remember what made the first one good. It was very character-driven. It was very odd. It was kind of outrageous. And so I think we have to have the courage to trust that the audience is really kind of cool, and smart.”

It was reported last week (January 8) that Downey Jr and director Tim Burton were in talks over working on the new movie adaptation of Pinocchio.

The Avengers, which is directed by Joss Whedon and stars Marvel heroes such as Captain America, Thor, The Hulk and Iron Man, will be released on May 4 this year. You can watch the teaser trailer at the bottom of the page.