With less than two months before its release, as early as April 18 in New Zealand while folks in the United States have to wait until May 3, some folks at Marvel apparently were concered that Iron Man 3, the follow-up to The Avengers, the third highest grossing film of all time with its worldwide box office of more than a $1.5 billion, and the start of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, might not be on the radar of moviegoers. To rectify this, they have released a new poster and trailer.
The poster shows a weary Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in damaged armor protecting Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). The trailer shows plenty of action as Tony and the Mandarin battle (Ben Kingsley).
From the film's press release: 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 solo comic book debut with The Invincible Iron Man (#1) in May of 1968.
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