Check out the new Iron Man 3

Check out the new Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 picked up the story where the original iron man film left off. Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr. billionaire arms industrialist, has developed the outer exoskeleton suit of a robot to complement technology married with the power of the human brain. Gwyneth Paltrow returns as Pepper Potts, his brainy but cute assistant who disapproves of most of the tomfoolery but supports him at all times. Scarlett Johanssen, playing legal eagle Natalie, joined the fray as a part time superhero on the side.

Stark has become identified as the Iron Man, a superhero and playboy figure whose true identity the media displays. In Iron Man 2, Mickey Roarke, surely a flash forward to Downeys own future, as Ivan Venko, who wants revenge. The whiplash effect of a superhero going public unmistakable. Don Cheadle replaced Terrence Howard in the War Machine/ Colonel Rhodes storyline, which will develop more in Iron Man 3.

Roarke, capitalizing on his comeback success, notably played Iron Mans enemy, and had a wickedly electronic way with the whip. The man who assisted Starks father to develop the exoskeleton technology, Anton Venko, is dying, and the splashy display of the man who has it all angers his surviving son. Stark suddenly has his hands full with an angry Russian with volcanic anger and iron man weaponry, while the military and the government try to wrestle his technology away.

Walt Disney Pictures has set the release date for Iron Man 3 for May 3, 2013. This news from Exhibitor Relations Facebook page comes on the heels of a press release from Disney announcing that they had purchased the distribution rights for Iron Man 3 and The Avengers from Paramount. Its worth noting that if this release date holds, Iron Man 3 would come out almost one year after The Avengers, which is slated for May 4, 2012.

Nothing is set in stone at the moment, but presumably all the actors who signed on for Iron Man 2, signed multi-picture deals so Marvel and Disney can choose who they want to bring back. The biggest question mark is whether or not Jon Favreau will helm the third film. As you may recall, there was some protracted negotiations between the director and Marvel over coming back for the sequel. However, Favreau has already said that if he returns, he would like The Mandarin to be Iron Man 3′s villain.

Cast

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man: The billionaire who, after being held captive, escaped with a suit of armor he created and now uses an upgraded version to make the world a better place.
Don Cheadle as Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes: Cheadle replaces Terrence Howard from the first film.
Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko: A physicist and ex-convict who builds his own arc reactor-based weapon to exact vengeance on the Stark family. He is an amalgamation of Iron Man villains Whiplash and Crimson Dynamo.
Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts: Starks closest friend, budding love interest, and business partner as Pepper is promoted to CEO of Stark Industries.
Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer: a rival weapons manufacturer.
Scarlett Johansson as “Black Widow Natalia Romanova” Natalie Rushman / Natasha Romanoff: She works in the legal department of Stark Industries and is highly qualified, speaking multiple languages including Latin and Russian. An undercover spy for S.H.I.E.L.D. posing as Starks assistant.
Samuel L. Jackson as “Ultimate Nick Fury” Nick Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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