I usually don't get excited about movies based on comic books I'm not familiar with, but I have to admit I'm really, really looking forward to Iron Man. Despite the fact that its based on one of the few Marvel titles I never got into, the adaptation stars three of my current favorite actors, Robert Downey, Jr., Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges. It also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, who I certainly don't mind looking at for any extended period of time. With an Oscar-winning actress and three Oscar-nominated actors, Iron Man won't be just another comic book movie; it has the opportunity to be one of the best.

Entertainment Tonighthas scored one of the first looks at the movie, including some behind-the-scenes footage of Downey goofing around on the set with a motor bike and Howard firing a M2. 50 caliber machine gun from atop an army Hummer. There's no new Paltrow material for you to feast your eyes on, but while being interviewed by ET, Downey does discuss a kissing scene he filmed with the actress.. When asked if he should have serenaded Paltrow to get her in the mood, Downey states that there's no way he could compete with Paltrow's husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin.

Iron Man is being directed by Jon Favreau, and I've been trying really hard not to associate his involvement with the fact that he appears in an awful Marvel Comics adaptation, Daredevil. That pic marked the last time I looked forward to movie based on a comic book character unfamiliar to me. I am confident, though, that my expectation for Iron Man will not result in similar disappointment.

You can check out the movie on May 2, 2008. You can check out the EW clip after the jump.
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