I’ve never been much of an Iron Man fan: When it came to Marvel, I was a bigger fan of the various ​“X-Books” (and of course, the Silver Surfer). However, the more I see of the upcoming Iron Man movie — which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, and is directed by Jon Favreau — the more excited I get. From all appearances, it looks like this will be a true ​“geek out” movie, and an absolute blast to watch on the big screen.

The first trailer ruled, and while the recent TV spot was a tad on the underwhelming side — some of the shots looked a little unfinished — the latest trailer just looks freakin’ sweet.

The uncertain moments from the teaser look to have been dramatically improved, particularly the scene with the tank at the end; the new shots of Tony Stark (Downey) working on the suit look great; and the humorous moments are dead on (“Let’s face it, this is not the worst thing you’ve caught me doing.”); and yes, I still get a little giddy every time I hear the classic strains of ​“Iron Man”.

Iron Man comes out in theatres on May 2, 2008.