Originally Posted by Tony Stark
I think IM3 has an advantage, because IM2 was judged by many to be not as good as the first film, where films like Spider-man 2, X2 and the Dark Knight, were viewed as better than their first installments.
They saved IM's greatest villain for last, and they saved a fan favorite story line, Extremis, for the final installment.
We'll see what happens.
I agree, I see IM3 like Indiana Jones 3, Ocean's Thirteen and Skyfall, meaning like Iron Man 2, those franchises second movies weren't as loved as the first one, and the third ones were viewed as great as the first movie.