New concept art for Iron Man 3 has gone online. The concept art will be available at this year’s Comic-Con, presumably over at the Marvel booth. If you’re wondering what time it will be available, just look for the crowd of people crushing each other as they bite and claw their way towards the booth. As you can see from the image above, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is also in a tight spot, although no one likes to be interrupted in the middle of changing outfits, even Iron Man.
Hit the jump to check out the full image. The film also stars Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Hall, Ashley Hamilton, and Guy Pearce. Iron Man 3 opens May 3, 2013.
For those just tuning in, Iron Man 3 is based on Warren Ellis‘ comic book arc, “Extremis”. In the film, Guy Pearce’s character, Aldrich Killian, is reportedly developing Extremis nano-technology in order to to build an Extremis army, which may include Coldblood (Dale) and Firepower (Hamilton). In Ellis’ comic, the Extremis nano-technology bonds with Stark to physically transform into Iron Man anytime he chooses, and the Iron Man armor is stronger than any of the ones that came before. It’s an interesting premise, and I’m excited to see what writer-director Shane Black will do with it (assuming the movie will mirror the comic in that regard).
Hopefully we’ll know more about the film’s plot after the movie has its presentation at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The presentation is on Saturday night so look for our write-up later that evening.