Iron Man 3 sees Director Shane Black (of Lethal Weapon fame) take over the helm from Jon Favreau, who reprises his role as Tony Stark’s loyal attaché Happy Hogan. The film also sees the return of blonde bombshell Gwyneth Paltrow reprising her role as Tony Stark’s love interest Pepper Potts, as well as trusted companion Don Cheadle who returns to the big screen as James Rhodes / The War Machine.
But as it would appear, the best is yet to come as the franchises’ third installment also sees the introduction of Iron Man’s arch-enemy the all-powerful Mandarin, played by Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley.
When everything precious to him is taken away, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) must embark on a mission of revenge. The twist is that even his Iron Man suits are gone, which means the man has to battle like an ordinary person, or as ordinary as “billionaire genius philanthropist” Tony Stark can ever be. The film holds the answer to Captain America’s poignant question: “Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away and what are you?”
Well, just like Captain America – We can’t wait to find out!