Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 Coming May 3, 2013

This post will have the official information from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures regarding Iron Man 3 starring Robert Downey Jr. reprising Tony Stark/Iron Man and coming to theaters May 3, 2013.  In Marvel’s Iron Man 3, Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his world reduced to rubble by a malevolent enemy and must use his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him as he seeks to destroy the enemy and his cohorts.

Continue reading for all the news, images, and trailers for Iron Man 3.  For more family movie news, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

Update January 14, 2014

Disney confirmed that Sir Ben Kingsley will reprise his role as Trevor Slattery (aka “The Mandarin”) in a short film titled ALL HAIL THE KING directed by Drew Pierce.  After the events of Iron Man 3, Trevor Slattery is an infamous icon.  He’s also locked up in a high-security prison.  Luckily, his newfound profile has brought him celebrity and protection on the inside – and the actor has gladly agreed to an in-depth profile with a documentary filmmaker.

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ALL HAIL THE KING will be available on Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD in 3D and HD Digital February 4th, 2014 and on 3D Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray, Digital Copy), Single-Disc Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 25th, 2014.

Update June 28, 2013

Release date set for Iron Man 3 – home entertainment versions.  Early debut of the HD Digital Copy and HD Digital Copy 3D on September 3, 2013 – followed by 3D Super Set, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Copy & On Demand September 24, 2013.

Iron Man 3 Bluray Combo

Bonus features include:

  • Deconstructing The Scene: – Attack On Air Force One: Jump into action with the stunt-team skydivers in this close-up look at creating one of the movie’s most memorable scenes.
  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes LookMarvel’s Thor: The Dark World — Experience the spectacular new worlds, unforgettable characters, and pulse-pounding thrills of the upcoming blockbuster movie.
  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Unmasked — Join cast and crew for a crash course in epic movie-making, Marvel style.
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentary — With Drew Pearce & Shane Black
  • And more…

Update June 1, 2013

You’ve seen it in the Iron Man 3 trailers, and you’ve probably seen it on screen too – but you may not have seen it like this.  Here’s the destruction of Tony Stark’s mansion – in LEGO form.  I love the surprised look on LEGO Tony’s face, and his little LEGO goatee.

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Update May 10, 2013

In this clip released for Marvel’s Iron Man 3, Tony Stark meets the young Harley (played by 11-year-old Ty Simpkins).

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L to R: Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) & Harley (Ty Simpkins). Photo by Zade Rosenthal © 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Update May 3, 2013

The creative team behind Iron Man 3 discuss the film making process in this Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of Iron Man 3.

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Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Photo by Zade Rosenthal © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

 

Update May 1, 2013

The latest Iron Man 3 behind-the-scenes featurette asks, “who is the Mandarin?”  Sir Ben Kingsley plays Iron Man’s greatest enemy, the Mandarin.

Update April 29, 2013

Iron Man attempts a mid-air rescue of 12 falling passengers from Air Force One in this clip from Marvel’s Iron Man 3.  Just how does he do it?  Nothing like shooting monkeys in a barrel… I mean… barrel of monkeys.

Update April 25, 2013

Tony Stark reveals that “nothing has been the same since New York” in this clip released from Iron Man 3.

Behind-the-scenes video explains the background behind Extremis, the biotechnology that The Mandarin exploits to take on Tony Stark.

Update April 16, 2013

Check out the movie posters for Iron Man 3 in LEGO form.  First the “teaser” poster…

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and next the full “payoff” poster.

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Update April 15, 2013

Clip released for Iron Man 3 on the MTV Movie Awards.  Iron Man battles some nasty helicopters with… a piano.

Update April 10, 2013

Behind the scenes look at the making of Iron Man 3 including some new snippets of the film.

Update April 8, 2013

First full clip released for Iron Man 3, where Tony Stark shares a few choice words for The Mandarin.  An important lesson for the kids, never share your address over the internet.

Update April 2, 2013

Funko released images of the Iron Man 3 Pop! Vinyl series including an Iron Man Deep Space Suit vinyl.  Any idea why Tony Stark needs a “Deep Space” suit?  Some sort of escape?  Meet up with some Guardians from another Galaxy perhaps?  Time will tell.

Funko Iron Man 3 Deep Space Suit vinyl

George Gensler was able to find these other Iron Man “Wacky Wobblers” at New York Toy Fair earlier this year, but this is the first time the Deep Space Suit has been officially revealed.

New York Toy Fair 2013

Update March 25, 2013

Facebook trivia contest for a chance to win a trip for two to the Iron Man 3 World Premiere in Los Angeles on April 24th.  The sweepstakes runs until Wednesday, March 27th.  Click here to enter and for complete contest rules.

Iron Man 3 sweepstakes

Update March 23, 2013

An Iron Man 3 themed monorail made its debut at the Walt Disney World resort today.  The “Iron Man-o-rail” features Tony Stark as Iron Man flying alongside the train, and a prominent “Stark Industries” logo on the rail.

Iron Man 3 Monorail at Walt Disney World

The mid-section of the train reads “Iron Man 3 May 3.”

Iron Man 3 Monorail at Walt Disney World

Iron Patriot flies in the opposite direction on the rear of the monorail.

Iron Man 3 Monorail at Walt Disney World

Update March 6, 2013

Fresh off of yesterday’s trailer release, Iron Man 3 has a new poster featuring Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) clutching onto her savior Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)

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Update March 5, 2013

Final trailer released by Yahoo! Movies for Iron Man 3.  Marvel also released a behind the scenes image and three film frames to go with the trailer as well.

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Star Robert Downey, Jr. and director Shane Black on the set of Marvel’s Iron Man 3. © 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

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Robert Downey, Jr. and Don Cheadle star as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Rhodey/Iron Patriot in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. © 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

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Robert Downey, Jr. stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. © 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Guy Pearce star as Pepper Potts and Aldrich Killian in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. © 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

 

Update February 27, 2013

Yahoo! Movies posted the final movie poster for Iron Man 3 featuring Iron Man/Tony Stark fighting a battle with an army of Iron Men soaring behind him.  Yahoo promises the final trailer for the film on March 5th.

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Update February 26, 2013

Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) looks sad and alone holding Iron Man’s battered helmet in her character poster for Iron Man 3.

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Update February 22, 2013

The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley), a descendant of Ghengis Khan, and voted one of the greatest comic book super villains of all time, gets his close up in the next character poster released for Iron Man 3.  The pose from Kingsley’s Mandarin below just drips of, “this ain’t no Ghandiji” anymore.

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Update February 18, 2013

Brilliant geneticist Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) is featured on the latest poster released for Iron Man 3.  In the Marvel Universe, Aldrich Killian is a scientist at Futurepharm who creates the “extremis virus” with Maya Hansen (played by Rebecca Hall).

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Update February 13, 2013

We’ve seen Iron Man falling to Earth in one poster, and now, Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle/James Rhodes) comes to the forefront in the latest poster released for Iron Man 3.

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Update February 4, 2013

Film frames from the Iron Man 3 Super Bowl spots released.

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Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

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Iron Patriot/James Rhodey (Don Cheadle) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

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Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

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Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

 

Watch the 30 second spot for Iron Man 3 that aired during the Super Bowl.

The 30 second Super Bowl spot instructed viewers to go the Iron Man Facebook page in order to see the extended 90 second spot with an introduction by Robert Downey Jr – that 90 second spot is now embedded below.

Update February 2, 2013

Maya Hansen (played by Rebecca Hall) appears in this image released by Marvel for Iron Man 3.

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Update January 31, 2013

Tony Stark comes back down to Earth in this new poster and “teaser” for Iron Man 3 Super Bowl spot released – full ad airs 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 3rd.

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More images, news, and updates follow below…

Marvel’s “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 solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.

In addition to “Iron Man 3,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; the untitled “Marvel’s The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015.

Update January 23, 2012

IMAX Corporation and Marvel Entertainment, announced that Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” the latest installment of the film franchise that has grossed more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released to IMAX® theatres internationally starting April 25 and domestically on May 3.  In addition, Marvel shared a new image from the film.

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Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) share a quiet moment. © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

 

Update December 20, 2012

Image of a reflective Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) released for Iron Man 3.

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Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Photo by Zade Rosenthal © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

 

Update October 23, 2012

Teaser trailer and images released for Iron Man 3.

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) & Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Photo by Zade Rosenthal © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Iron Patriot photo by Zade Rosenthal © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

© 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Update July 16, 2012

On July 14, 2012 Marvel Studios showcased Iron Man 3 at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Including appearances by Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), director Shane Black, Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Don Cheadle (James Rhodes/War Machine), and President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige. Check out the video below for highlights.

Concept art by Ryan Meinerding released that was given away exclusively to attendees of San Diego Comic-Con.

TM & © 2012 Marvel & Subs. All rights reserved.

 

Update June 4, 2012

MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE BLOCKBUSTER FRANCHISE “IRON MAN”

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” Commences Principal Photography

In Preparation for May 3, 2013 Film Release

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) behind the scenes at the start of production. Photo by: Zade Rosenthal. TM & © 2012 Marvel & Subs. All Rights Reserved

 

Burbank, CA – Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release Marvel’s The Avengers, production on the highly anticipated film “Iron Man 3,” directed by Shane Black, has commenced production in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The production schedule will also include locations in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Miami, Florida and China.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Iron Man 3” returns Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,”) as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle (“Iron Man 2”) as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Happy Hogan.  Set for release in the U.S. on May 3, 2013, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” marks the second feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

“Iron Man 3” continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world’s favorite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka “Iron Man.”  Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film.  Executive producers on the project include Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz.

The creative production team on the film includes two-time Oscar®-winning director of photography John Toll, ASC (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”), production designer Bill Brzeski (“The Hangover,” “Due Date”), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) and Peter S. Elliot (“Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), and costume designer Louise Frogley (“Quantum of Solace,” “Contagion”).

Marvel Studios most recently produced the critically acclaimed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million.  The film, which is currently in release, continues to shatter box office records and is The Walt Disney Studios’ highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studios’ fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.

In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises with “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth, and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans.  Both films opened #1 at the box office and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined.  In 2010 “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke, took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million.

In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.”  “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor and stars alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success.  Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend.  On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk,” marking its second number one opener of that summer.

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