Iron Man Reveals Soft Underbelly in New Clip

Iron Man Reveals Soft Underbelly in New Clip

Robert Downey Jr. goes from Iron Man to big softie in a new clip from Marvel's Iron Man 3.

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Directed by Lethal Weapon screenwriter Shane Black, Iron Man 3 takes place roughly one year after The Avengers. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) finds his world torn apart by the super villain Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley), he must enlist the help of his constant friends Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Rhodey (Don Cheadle) aka War Machine to stop the madness.

Robert has labeled the relationship between Tony and Pepper as the center of the movie and this clip illustrates why.

"The only reason I haven't cracked up is probably because you moved in, which is great. I love you," Tony tells Pepper. "Threat is imminent and I have to protect the one thing that I can't live without -- that's you."

Iron Man 3 also stars Jon Favreau, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and James Badge Dale and soars into theaters and IMAX 3D on May 3.