Downey returns as Tony stark in Iron Man 3. He creates several Iron Man suits as a result of his trauma from the alien invasion of New York. He goes head to head with a terrorist known as “Mandarin” after his friend and security chief Happy Hogan, played by Jon Favreau, is badly injured in one of Mandarin’s attacks. The original cast is joined by Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and Ben Kingsley.
When you have all this dough on the table, there’s a huge expectation that you have to tick all these boxes and perform at a certain level, but to me it always comes back to “Here we are, there’s the actors, there’s the camera, there’s all the props, now how can we get back to that sense of play?”