Robert Downey Jr. Free Falls in Busted Suit in New IRON MAN 3 Poster; Plus Better Quality Super Bowl Spot Teaser

     January 30, 2013

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On the heels of the Super Bowl spot teaser, Marvel has released a new poster for Iron Man 3. The marketing continues to suggest that director Shane Black will put Tony Stark through the ringer in the sequel.  An unmasked, anguished Robert Downey Jr. is posed strikingly upside down in the frame, hurtling toward the ground in a suit that is on fire and falling to pieces.  I am curious to see just how far they will push our hero—the synopsis claims “Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands”—before he puts the pieces back together and saves the day.  At the very least, it should lead to a fresh direction in the series.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben KingsleyRebecca HallGuy PearceJon Favreau, and James Badge Dale also star in Iron Man 3, in theaters May 3.  Check out the poster after the jump.

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Official synopsis:


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.

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  • John

    Trying too hard to be like The Dark Knight Rises.

    • Sean B

      No it’s not.

    • Nerdgasm

      I am not sure how this is ANYTHING like the Dark Knight Rises and why people think GRITTY and EMOTIONAL super heroes are patented by Nolan Camp. Shut the fuck up. This poster sparks nothing that is remotely close to the marketing of Dark Knight and the batman series.

    • bk

      No this is trying to be good

    • Griz

      @John: Of all the movies Stark has been shown free-falling towards earth (IM 1, Avengers) why would you pick the one he wasn’t in? But i agree, for a man who flies around in a mech suit, seeing him fall to the ground is about as dramatic as watching superman keel over when someone shows him a shiny green rock.

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    • EBo

      Exactly. Trying to copy DC’s approach as usual.

      Superman in cuffs. Iron Man crashing. Funny how Marvel fans keep saying everything should be light, but when Marvel makes things dark they say it’s great. Basically they’ll jump on any bandwagon Marvel throws at them and hate on DC for the same reason.

      • Steve

        Thank you commenters for proving that Nolan Hate/Love really does just boil down to a Marvel/DC slap fight.

  • Deadpool

    Is Hulk going to catch him again?

  • Chris

    DKR was not even remotely funny, Shane Black is a comedic writer par exellance. Stupid to think they have anything in common.

  • Tom

    Pretty sure Thor or Hulk can take five seconds out of their busy schedules to destroy the Mandarin. This is going to be so stupid.

    • Adrian

      So The Hulk can get from whatever third world country he’s escaped to and Thor can get to Earth from Asgard in five seconds? Hmm …

      • Griz

        Banner drove away with Stark. Unless they broke up and Stark sent banner to a 3rd world country, i’m guessing you’re confusing the ending of avengers with the ending of incredible hulk.

    • lulzatron

      YEAH! I don’t know why they aren’t making these fictitious, comic-based superhero movies more realistic!

      Seriously. If you can’t watch a Marvel movie based on one hero (LIKE THE COMICS DID) then just go hide in a cave until 2015.

  • Adrian

    So The Hulk can get from whatever third world country he\’s escaped to and Thor can get to Earth from Asgard in five seconds? Hmm …

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  • Cpt. Hindsight

    Mark my words everyone will be on this ones nuts after its out. It BY FAR has the most potential out of all Iron Man movies. Shane Black, Extremis, and Mandarin…End of story. Now add the death of Pepper or Happy and trust me….it’ll rock. In Black I trust. He’s a top notch action/comedy storyteller.

  • Matto

    Oh, wait … remember how Downey Jr. mentioned something in Iron Man 3 being “off the ground” and this poster is definitely related to that. I’m betting it is something (maybe the whole Guardians of the Galaxy rumour that Stark meets them) that has to do with Mandarin’s 10 Rings galactic background and that may feature Guardians.

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  • LEM

    We have commercials for commercials.

    • Jay

      Really? You do realize this is a blog dedicated to movies, for fans of movies, right?

      • Um, Sure

        And apparently fans of commercials for commercials

  • nom79

    “Trying too hard to be the Dark Knight Rises”………….

    I don’t understand why there are so many arguments and negative comments trying to compare every movie to Nolan’s treatment towards the Dark Knight trilogy. So what if every comic book movie or reboot is taking the “dark” or “realistic” approach. If it’s working, why would you choose otherwise. Hollywood is notorious for jumping on the bandwagon of any successful movie/franchise by using their template……it’s called trendsetting similar to how the fashion industry works. If a CGI movie breaks records, you will see more CGI movies until it dies out. If book-to-movie adaptations is what’s selling, you will see many more being released. We are in the era where movie theatres are becoming the new generations comic book stand. Learn to learn and not bitch about things you don’t have control over. If you want a colorful, campy version of Iron Man or Man of Steel, then you go and use your low budget tools to create it. Good luck with the outcome.

    Marvel Studios has done something that has never been possible in movie history and thats create a world expanded across their characters individual films, have them team up in a mega-blockbuster film (with sequels in the future), and open the gateway to many more properties for years to come. Give Nolan all the props in the world, but Marvel is in a league of their own. I don’t see them trying too hard to be anything but…….Marvel-ous!


  • Cobalt Man

    That junky Chinese manufacturing, again. We told ourselves it’ll get us nowhere but down, and now we’re really finding this out, everyday.


    How about some of you shut the fuck up until the movie comes out? People already have strong opinions and judgements about a movie that isn’t even in the theaters. Again, shut the fuck up and go see the movie when it comes out, then you have my permission to say whatever you want.

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