Exclusive New Images and “Entertainment Weekly” Cover for “Iron Man 3”

Entertainment Weekly recently released five (5) exclusive images from the next Marvel film, Iron Man 3. Some these exclusive images give fans a look at Tony Stark in action and there is a behind-the-scenes photo. The cover features Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow as their characters Tony Stark and Pepper Pots.

In this film, we get to see Pepper Pots wear the iconic iron suit, which works with her character arc presented in the original comic books. Pepper Pots ends up growing from a damsel in need of Stark’s protection to a hero, known as Rescue, that fights along his side. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Paltrow had this to say about her character’s journey: “It’s sort of the comic-book version of a Cinderella story. She starts timid and sort of cleaning up after Tony, and then she evolves into full strength and a superhero.”

Iron Man 3 also stars Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jmaes Badge Dale, and Paul Bettany and hits theaters May 3 (tomorrow)!

What do you think of these new stills and the cover? Will you be going to see Iron Man 3 in theaters? Who is your favorite Iron Man character?

Iron Man 3 - EW Cover

Source: Entertainment Weekly (article),  Entertainment Weekly (gallery)

“Iron Man 3” – Concept Art

Now Marvel has been very secretive about the next instalment of the Iron Man films. However, they are teasing the fans by releasing a beautiful piece of concept art from the third film. The studio is reportedly going to be giving out posters of this art at Comic-Con next week and Entertainment Weekly had the exclusive reveal of the drawing.

Here is an article for Entertainment Weekly with their thoughts on what is going on in the piece of concept art:

“The thing we don’t have is a clear explanation from director and co-writer Shane Black or Marvel movie chief Kevin Feige about what exactly it is we’re seeing.

Here’s one theory…Everyone who has seen The Avengers knows that one of the tricked-out new features on Tony Stark’s Mark VII suit is that he can draw it toward his body remotely using two bracelets clamped around his wrists.

That would seem to be what we’re seeing in this image, painted by concept artist Ryan Meinerding, who helped design visuals for all the recent Marvel movies. Except … click on the image to enlarge and check out that exposed right hand.

No bracelet.

It’s well-known that Iron Man 3 is borrowing some plot points from the 2005-2006 comics series Extremis, by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov, in which a critically wounded Stark is injected with a serum that fuses his body to the armor.

In that story, Stark says he wants “to wire the armor directly into my brain,” and the nanotechnology serum allows microscopic machines to live within his body. They form a control sheath so he can drawn the armor to his body at will.

In this image, with both the boot and the glove clamped on — and a seeming look of surprise on the illustrated Robert Downey Jr.’s face — we may be seeing that feature in action for the first time.

Unfortunately, something is wrong. Not only are only fragments of the armor attached, but they appear to be shorting out — perhaps because they need the entire suit to function properly?

Another difficult question to answer is: Who are the unfriendlies with the machine guns?

In Extremis, Stark was doing battle with a domestic terrorist militia who had created their own “biological combat machine.” Whoever they are, they look to be confronting him in a home, judging by the archways in the background. Is this Stark’s beachfront place? It’s not unreasonable to assume that rogue states, terrorists and no-goodniks of all stripes might try to jack some of the hardware Stark keeps in his basement.

Or it could be our own government, tired of asking nice for Stark to share his fancy suit. The movie also features the red, white, and blue antihero Iron Patriot, so we could be seeing our own boys in this image, raiding a guy they consider to be harboring weapons of mass destruction.

These could also merely be the henchmen of The Mandarin, Iron Man’s longtime comic-book nemesis, rumored to be played by Ben Kingsley in the movie.

Specific answers, if they come at all, will be at Marvel’s Comic-Con presentation July 14. For now, let the analysis and guessing commence …”

What do you think of this concept art? Do you agree with what the Entertainment Weekly article is saying? Are you a Marvel fan? Are you looking forward to hearing more about Iron Man 3?


Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/03/iron-man-3-concept-art/

Jon Favreau returning to “Iron Man 3” – as an actor

The director of the first two films in Iron Man franchise, Jon Favreau, is not directing Iron Man 3. However, he will be reprising his role of Happy Hogan, Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) bodyguard-sidekick.

Cameras starting rolling on the film on Wednesday, May 23,2012, in North Carolina, under the new director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). The Iron Man 3 cast will include Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, as well as new castmates Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, and Ashley Hamilton.

Jon Favreau directed the first two Iron Man movies and appeared as Happy Hogan in a cameo in Iron Man and his character had a bigger role in Iron Man 2. Right now, it is still unclear as to how big his role will be in the third film of the franchise.

Are you looking forward seeing the newest installment in the Iron Man franchise? Do you think that the film will be different than the other two because of the change in directors?

Jon Favreau
Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau working together on the set of Iron Man.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/iron-man-3-jon-favreau-avengers-329350