The Avengers might be two months away from its release, but that doesn't mean that we can't start looking forward to Marvel's future slate of movies. After Joss Whedon's superhero team-up film comes out this May, Marvel's next blockbuster on the horizon will be Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr. and directed by Shane Black.

Up until now, not much has been known about the film, but the folks at Latino Review are reporting some details about the movie that should make any fan of Ol' Shell Head smile. The site is reporting that the movie will focus on nanobot technology that can "make villains." The site also says that this same nanobot technology will make Tony Stark "more than a man in a suit."

There is admittedly not much to go on here, but that premise sounds similar to Warren Ellis' 2005 comic book storyline, "Extremis." In it, Iron Man faces off against a villain that has injected himself with nanotechnology in order to become a super soldier. Stark, in turn, injects himself with the same serum and becomes a living motherboard with the ability to command the Iron Man suit with his thoughts, as well as being able to enter into digital networks around the globe. 

If this is the direction that Black wants to go in, expect Iron Man 3 to be a much more cerebral and tech-driven movie than the previous two. After the campy direction that Iron Man 2 went in, we're all ready to see an Iron Man movie that makes us think a little bit.

[via Latino Review