Despite comments to the contrary by the filmmakers, Iron Man 3 sure does look like it’s going to be a rather dark superhero pic. The teaser trailer shows Tony Stark’s Malibu home being destroyed beyond recognition, and a new image released today shows Robert Downey Jr.’s Stark sporting some pretty intense battle scars. That said, I don’t think we have reason to fear things getting too dark with Shane Black onboard as director/co-writer, and I’m eager to see what the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang helmer can bring to the franchise when the film hits theaters.
Hit the jump to check out the new image. The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow,Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, and James Badge Dale. Iron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3, 2013. [Update: You wanted Iron Man on a couch and/or beaten up and lying in the snow? You got it!]
Via Marvel. Click to enlarge.
Click here for all our Iron Man 3 coverage or check out a few recent links below:
- First Trailer for IRON MAN 3
- 35 Images from the New IRON MAN 3 Trailer
- IRON MAN 3 Trailer Breakdown: An In-Depth Look at the New Trailer for IRON MAN 3
- Producer Kevin Feige Talks IRON MAN 3, How It Relates to THE AVENGERS, The Mandarin, Iron Patriot, and More
- Kevin Feige Comments on Sir Ben Kingsley’s Powerful Performance as The Mandarin in IRON MAN 3
- 4 New Images from IRON MAN 3 Including First Look at Rebecca Hall
- Samuel L. Jackson Won’t Appear as Nick Fury in IRON MAN 3 or THOR: THE DARK WORLD; Next Appearance in CAPTAIN AMERICA Sequel
- Japanese Trailer for IRON MAN 3
- Weta Digital’s Sr. Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri Talks IRON MAN 3, MAN OF STEEL, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the AVATAR Sequels, and More
- Wang Xuequi Joins IRON MAN 3 as Additional Filming Begins in China; New Images Released
- Robert Downey Jr. and James Badge Dale Talk IRON MAN 3; Plus Image of Wang Xueqi as Dr. Wu
- New IRON MAN 3 Action Figure Images Preview Armor Details
Here’s the official synopsis for Iron Man 3:
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of Tales of Suspense (#39) in 1963 and had his solocomic book debut with The Invincible Iron Man (#1) in May of 1968. Iron Man 3 is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.