But "Iron Man" is also an ensemble franchise -- good news for Black, because in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" the director turned Downey and costar Val Kilmer into quite the crack (and crackpot) team. Kilmer played the openly homosexual Hollywood private eye assigned to show Downey how to navigate criminal pile-ups in the fast lane. Kilmer aced his part's calculated outrageousness. Together he and Downey were itchy-funny and potent, like two lone wolves strapped to a dogsled. The movie was a reckless headlong murder mystery, but it was full of crazy character. It would be great fun to have a similar mix in "Iron Man 3."