Iron Man 3
Looking forward to the movies showing our heroes post-Avengers? The wait is finally over because the release dates of Iron Man 3 have now been announced along with an enigmatic new trailer. The film is set to be shown first in Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and Norway on the 24th of April and will be released on May 3rd 2013 in the United States.
In place of Jon Favreau is director Shane Black, who had worked with Robert Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Black’s roster of credits includes work on movies such as The Last Boy Scout and The Long Kiss Goodnight. While it can be expected that the story integrates fittingly with its two predecessors, there are several other elements to look forward to.
Darker, More Intense Tony Stark
“Nothing’s been the same since New York.” Tony Stark says this in reference to the epic battle scene on The Avengers. In this film, our protagonist seems to be plagued by hellish nightmares and fears of losing the people he cares about. In the movie’s first official trailer, Tony is heard saying, “Honestly, there’s a hundred people who wanna kill me. I hope I can protect the one thing I can live without.” Is he referring to Pepper? You’ll just have to wait and see.
Bad Ass New Villains
“Heroes, there is no such thing.”
In Iron Man 3, a new antagonist is in town and he appears to be Stark’s most powerful foe yet. Named The Mandarin, Sir Ben Kingsley’s character is the leader of a terrorist organization. There is still much speculation about how Chen Lu (played by Wang Xueqi), Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and Firepower (Ashley Hamilton) are portrayed in context with the film. More importantly, how does the plot revolve around the “Extremis” virus?
Expecting Fresh Twists on Returning Characters
Virginia “Pepper” Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Col. James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) return to reprise the roles they played in the first two movies. But it seems that as the franchise evolves in Iron Man 3, their lives with respect to that of Stark’s have also taken some interesting turns.
Questions abound. Will Col. Rhodes suit up again as War Machine? How does Pepper react to the transfiguration of Iron Man? With the cryptic trailer and production photos, fans are simply left in utter suspense. So, is Iron Man 3 one of the movies you want to see next year? Let us know what you think.