Iron Man 3 synopsis revealed

Tony Stark’s in trouble

Iron Man 3 is set to unveil a trailer in a matter of days, and to kick-start things, an official synopsis has been released.

It’s pretty vague stuff, even by the most lenient of standards, with Tony Stark the only character mentioned - despite the fact that casting news has revealed the arrival of a number of old favourites.

Here’s the full 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 superhero 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.
“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.

We’ll have to wait until the trailer to get more of a specific flavour of the plot then, but we’ll be interested to see how Stark fares post-Avengers. And to be honest, we’re hoping they’ll provide a good reason as to why he doesn’t just get on the phone to Nick Fury to reunite the superteam.

And is it just us, or is there an echo of Nolan’s Batman trilogy in the ‘Does the suit make the man?’ line? Let’s hope Robert Downey Jr.’s not looking for a successor to wear the suit for him just yet. And does that 'personal world destroyed' bit have you thinking Pepper Potts might go the way of Rachel Dawes?

Iron Man 3 kicks off Marvel’s Phase Two, and will open in the UK on 26 April 2013, ahead of its US release.

Are you counting down the days until the Iron Man 3 trailer is released? Tell us, below.


    • mattburgess

      Oct 19th 2012, 15:23

      **SPOILER ALERT?** I still want to know what's the deal with the decidedly 'Captain America' looking suit??? Please tell me Chris Evans is in this one! It would be weird to make an Iron Man suit that looks exactly like Captain America, and then call it a different character... **POTENTIAL SPOILERS END**

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    • danielhill

      Oct 19th 2012, 15:33

      The line 'relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him' might mean that Pepper Potts survives the cull. I would think it would be a 'nothing left to lose mission' if she died. Perhaps Jon Favreau's character is set for the chop...Or it's just a good old-fashioned kidnapping...

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    • mattburgess

      Oct 19th 2012, 15:34

      Ignore my first comment. Should have looked it all up on google FIRST. Just wishful thinking on my part. (I still *really* wish there were more 'casual' crossovers in these movies, like Hawkeye in Thor)

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    • BobTheSkull

      Oct 19th 2012, 16:39

      As far as I know, the 'personal world destroyed' is to do with his condo/workshop being completely destroyed by, I'm assuming, Mandarin's forces. That particular detail was leaked a while ago, and backed up by the concept pic of Stark with a repulsor glove taking on a group of masked mercs in his own workshop. We'll see, but I don't think Potts will be going anywhere.

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    • SiMan

      Oct 19th 2012, 17:57

      I think the 'Personal World Destroyed' is more likely, as this is an adaption of the Etremis storyline, to mean his role as a technological pioneer and that he is at the forefront of manned stuit threatened when others built similar suits. Or Pepper will just be put in jeopardy. Either, or i reckon.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 19th 2012, 23:12

      Talk about vague.

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    • common03

      Oct 21st 2012, 12:23


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    • samtebow

      Oct 28th 2012, 18:19

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