FIRST LOOK

First Official Photo from the Set of 'Iron Man 3' Already in Production

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June 4, 2012

Iron Man 3

Since bits and pieces of plot information, villains and even the revelation of Iron Patriot armor have made their way online, we've been well aware that Iron Man 3 has been shooting since last month. However, today Marvel Studios has decided to officially announce the commencement of production along with a first look photo from the set featuring Robert Downey Jr. in his lab, and his expanded set of Iron Man armor, including the Mark 7 suit from The Avengers. It's a simple shot to get the fans excited, and hopefully we'll get some official word on the plot of the sequel from Shane Black headed to theaters next summer. Look!

Here's the first look phot from the set of Shane Black's Iron Man 3 from Disney:

Iron Man 3 - First Look

Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) from a script he also wrote with British TV writer Drew Pearce ("No Heroics"). Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau reprising their franchise roles from the first two films. New cast members include Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale and Ashley Hamilton. Story details are unknown at this time but stay tuned. Disney sends Iron Man 3 to theaters next summer on May 3rd, 2013.

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  • peloquin
    How did he get the armor from his first build to put on display?  Didn't he leave that suit in pieces in the desert after he escaped from the cave?
    • Ultim8
      If you remember, in 'Iron Man', Obidiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) aquires the remnants of the Mk1 Armour from Raza (Faran Tahir) who collected them from the desert where Stark crashed. Stanes guys then used the Mk1 remnants to reverse engineer the 'IronMonger' armour. Thank you.
    • Theslayer5150
      One would have to assume either Obediah Stane took it from the bad guy he killed after meeting with him, or Tony re-created one to fill out his museum, since he would never need to wear it again.  Like a soap opera, laws of logic don't always apply to a superhero universe.
      • peloquin
        I love the idea that Tony Stark is OCD enough to recreate an entire suit of army for aesthetic reasons.  I think that fits his character well.
      • ScottNBennett
        Ok, how does one explain him having the Mark 2?  Rhodey took it to in IM2 and modified it to War Machine
        • ash
          He realized that the only person who had the equipment to remove the suit was Tony Stark?
        • Manuel
          How, in the first place, Rodey took it from the gallery? Is it not made for Tony Stark size only? And is not the ARC reactor of Tony the starter key of the suit? How was even able to take it off? Don't get me wrong, I'm not bitching for the sake of it, it's just a detail, and it's fun to point it out.
          • Jericho
            have ever actually seen him take the armor off on the helicarrier in Avengers? and there were a couple of hints in IM2 that it was re-sized for Rhodey...specifically the conversation in the diner that's why he didn't just shut the suit down remotely.....
          • Manuel
            Yeah, but if we starting to try to decipher Avengers little-details too, it's going to be a lot of work. I lost the part (or the details) about the re-sized armor for Rhodey. I thought there were just one arc reactor to fuel the suits, and it was in Tony's chest (IM2).
    • Ferd
       Don't forget the man's a genius. He probably has every piece of it memorized.
  • http://twitter.com/fienen Michael Fienen
    I'm bugged less by the fact that he has the Mark I armor, and more by the fact that it seems disproportionately small. I mean, that was a big honkin' suit, not nearly form fitting like the later models. It should be at least about 25% bigger than the rest.
    • Manuel
      Are you talking about the Iron Monger or the Mark I suit?
      • http://twitter.com/fienen Michael Fienen
        No, I mean the Mk. I. Monger was enormous, like 3-4 times the size of normal armor (not to mention not one of Stark's designs). Mk. I was bigger than the rest of the suits still, but not quite to that scale.
        • Manuel
          I see your point. The scale of the MK I it's not right and the MK II was borrowed by Rodey and modified by Justin Hammer, so... the one there, for sure, it's a cardboard picture.
        • Jericho
          keep in mind he had a lot of excess armor on him that may not have been recovered, IM1 showed the armor slightly incomplete while at the arc station.....
  • Myjil
    In Iron Man Obediah had it stored in section 16 undernead the arc reactor
  • Scotty97
    Mark III and IV look vastly different than I remember them. Maybe I'm wrong, but it definitely seems off. Also, as everyone has said, how did the Mark II get back? Wasn't it modified into the War Machine armor or was the War Machine just built using the specs from Mark II?
    • Jericho
      i think he planned ahead for rhodey to take a modified MK2, explains why he didnt just shut it off remotely when the fight started and why he could pilot it in the first place.....
      • Jericho
        WAIT I TAKE THAT BACK, if you take a closer look, you see its just a wire frame and no actual suit there.
  • Chris Amaya
    Is it just me or shouldn't the MK VI have metallic colored upper thighs?
  • http://twitter.com/FidelReyes_ Fidel Reyes
    Look concerning Mark I, Tony probably got the spare parts that were seen hanging in the arc station IM1, as for Mark II, Tony could have very well rebuilt it(from the Mark II secret project file that he created in IM1)  to fill up the emptied space in his gallery, or Rhodey could've have had given it back and Tony converted it back to normal(Which I highly doubt, but still possible) This picture is really cool, It will be cool to get a pic from the cars too to see what new rides Tony had added to his collection and how they look. Highly looking foward to this film.
  • http://twitter.com/FidelReyes_ Fidel Reyes
    And hopefully this film has an awesome score like the one Ramin Djawadi composed for the first movie, because the score from the second movie was wasn't good, no offense.
  • ASB
    I think IM:3 is going to do any wonders
  • DotaD
    Why would they take such an inexperienced director to helm one of the most godly movie trilogies?
    • peloquin
      Why don't you ask Joss Whedon?
  • brookiey
    Coming out on my bday yay just like the first one...

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