Iron Man 3 (2013)
Iron Man 3 Release Date
May 3, 2013
Iron Man 3 SynopsisMarvel 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.
Iron Man 3 Credits
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley
Written by: Shane Black and Drew Pearce
Directed by: Shane Black
Produced by: Kevin Feige
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: May 3, 2013
External Info: Iron Man 3 Official Website
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Iron Man 3 Originally Planned To Kill Off This Character
Poor Jon Favreau. Not only was he replaced by Shane Black as Iron Man 3’s director but it has now been revealed that his character, Happy Hogan, was originally supposed to die in the blockbuster. Thankfully the studio had a change of heart and decided that Happy would end up in a coma instead.
by Gregory Wakeman October 16, 2014 comments
Ben Kingsley Thinks The Mandarin May Have Tricked All Of Us In Iron Man 3
After months and months of teasing the fulfillment of The Mandarin/Ten Rings storyline first hinted at the start of the franchise, Iron Man 3's revelation that The Mandarin was actually just an act portrayed by a washed up stage actor either pissed you off or really entertained you.
by Mike Reyes August 28, 2014 comments
See Every Marvel Studios Easter Egg In One Video
Above is a neat-o little video regarding the history of the onscreen Marvel universe, and the various nods and Easter Eggs regarding each film thus far - from the studio's first (Iron Man) to its tenth, this weekend's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Well, technically its eighth, since it stops before Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which doesn't hit Blu-ray/ DVD until September 9th.
by Gabe Toro July 31, 2014 comments
Why Guy Pearce Almost Turned Down Iron Man 3
Pearce goes on to rave about Iron Man 3 as a finished product, calling it a “great movie.” But you can't blame him for seeking this Get Out Of Jail Free card if the script sucked. Even if an actor does see a finished script, it's a massive leap of faith that the director is going to be able to put the pieces together and provide a decent interpretation (unless, of course, the script is re-written).
by Gabe Toro July 7, 2014 comments
Can You Name These 20 Marvel Supporting Characters?
Thanks to some unbridled critical and box office success, practically everyone in the world knows the big stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America (and the actors who play them) are all not only true blue household names, and the same can be said for their females leads and villains. But what about the supporting players of the big screen comic book world?
by Eric Eisenberg June 27, 2014 comments
10 Lingering Questions The Marvel Cinematic Universe Needs To Answer
As a result, we have nine films worth of unanswered questions, unresolved cliffhangers and nagging mysteries that no one has been in a rush to conclude. Knowing Marvel, some of these topics could become major story ideas at a later date, while others could be completely forgotten forever.
by Gabe Toro April 7, 2014 comments
Marvel Shares First Full Minute Of All Hail The King
The One-Shot introduction stops short of Trevor actually telling us anything important. I’m guessing the “meat” of this short still waist or us in the clip. Maybe Trevor, while in prison, runs into members of The Ten Rings, and realizes what a mistake it was to impersonate a legit threat like The Mandarin.
by Sean O'Connell January 15, 2014 comments
Iron Man 3 Is The Big Winner At People's Choice Awards
Regardless, The People’s Choice Awards were held last night and it was announced that the Favorite Movie of the year was Shane Black'sIron Man 3 - which actually is about to be lapped by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as 2013's biggest film. Apparently The Hunger Games was released after the cutoff date for this celebration of avarice.
by Gabe Toro January 9, 2014 comments
Top 10 Movies Of 2013: Eric's List
2013 has been a great year for movies, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As Cinema Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in film, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 10 lists of the best movies of 2013. You've read both Sean and Kristy's lists, but now it's Eric's turn to rank the best blockbusters, indies and prestige films that came to us this past year.
by Eric Eisenberg December 30, 2013 comments
2013 Breaks Domestic Box Office Record
If we’re going by dollars (and not ticket sales), we can finally conclude that 2013 is the biggest year for movies in history. Which is to be expected, given inflation, though ’13 only barely passes ’12 on the way to $11 billion in ticket sales stateside.
by Gabe Toro December 30, 2013 comments
Is It Time To Ban Superhero Movie Scoops And Just Enjoy The Surprises?
Of course, you could blame sites like ours, who dedicatedly share whatever we can find out about new movies with you. But really, you're to blame too because of course you click the links to these stories. It's supply and demand, and its drive is insatiable.
by Kristy Puchko November 12, 2013 comments
Ben Kingsley's Secret New Marvel Project Revealed
Latino Review says it's definitely a One Shot, meaning Kingsley reteamed with the Iron Man 3 crew to create a short film that will be a self-contained story that can also set up world-building for future Marvel projects.
by Kristy Puchko October 29, 2013 comments
This Week In Home Entertainment: Iron Man 3, Hannibal And Halloween's 35th Anniversary
If you’ve been keeping tabs, the fall TV season is upon us, which means there are a lot of last year’s TV sets hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week, again. While there are a few cable favorites sprinkled in like new Doctor Who and South Park sets, a lot of these are network shows.
by Jessica Rawden September 24, 2013 comments
Iron Man 3 Gag Reel Proves Weird Things Make Tony Stark Laugh
Thor and Captain America have been getting plenty of attention as of late thanks to splashy presentations at San Diego Comic-Con and Disney’s D23 Expo that Robert Downey Jr.’s ego must be bruised. Slightly. But good news for him, shell head is soaring back onto our radars thanks to a pending home video release on September 24th.
by Sean O'Connell August 13, 2013 comments
Iron Man 3 Deleted Scene Reveals More Of The Mandarin
Can we talk openly about Ben Kingsley's actual role in Iron Man 3 yet? When the giant summer blockbuster first opened Kingsley's performance was one of the biggest surprises, especially for a film that felt like it had been marketed so heavily that there were no surprises left. Kingsley's Mandarin is revealed in the middle of the film
by Katey Rich August 13, 2013 comments
Hollywood Not Making Nearly As Much Money From China As You Think
You would assume that all these Chinese influences would result in major cash for the studios-- why else do they do anything?-- but a report at The Hollywood Reporter says that's not actually working out so well. The China Film Group, a state-run organization that is the only importer of foreign films in the country, has reportedly stopped paying Hollywood studios their share of the profits from films released since late 2012
by Katey Rich July 30, 2013 comments
Thor & Captain America Concept Art To Be Available At Comic-Con, Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Specs Revealed
The week of San Diego Comic-Con is always a big one for Marvel Studios, and 2013 is no different. Not only has it been announced that concept art for both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World will be available as posters at the studio’s booth on the convention floor, today we also have all of the awesome specs for the upcoming home video release of Iron Man 3.
by Eric Eisenberg July 15, 2013 comments
Forget Lone Ranger: Disney Becomes The First Studio To Bank $1 Billion Domestic In 2013
Don't cry for Disney. Thanks to the wild success of their first three releases of 2013, they've become the first studio this year to gross a billion dollars at the domestic box office. And just think how much more they are making in merchandizing.
by Kristy Puchko July 12, 2013 comments
James Cameron Disapproves Of The 3D In Iron Man 3 And Man Of Steel
We all know James Cameron loves 3D. As shown in Avatar, he feels the device is a filmmaking tool that can enhance storytelling and spectacle. However, that's not to say he thinks every movie should get the 3D treatment - even if they are big budget action-adventures.
by Kristy Puchko July 5, 2013 comments
Iron Man 3 Headed To Blu-ray And DVD In September, Will Get Early Digital Release
Walt Disney Home Entertainment announced the release on Friday, noting that 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD copies will hit shelves on September 24. However, fans who are just interested in catching Tony Stark on his latest adventure and through some marital spats with Pepper Potts will be able to do so early if they purchase a digital copy of the film. Digital copies will be available through various outlets beginning on September 3.
by Jessica Rawden June 28, 2013 comments
Iron Man 3 Now The Fifth-Highest-Grossing Movie Of All Time
Shane Black’s Iron Man sequel has earned an estimated $1.18 billion in worldwide ticket sales. It joins Marvel’s The Avengers, which sits at number three on the all-time charts with $1.51 billion. Can the third Iron Man surpass Joss Whedon’s ensemble drama? Probably not.
by Sean O'Connell June 3, 2013 comments
Iron Man 3 Animated Alternate Ending Involves Batman, Superman And The Avengers
The clip is pretty funny, with references to the film's similarities to The Incredibles, and the presence of Batman poking holes in the Iron Man plot holes … only to have Tony fire back at The Dark Knight Rises. It all ends with The Avengers in a nod, and a Christmas joke for the Shane Black fans. Give it a spin
by Sean O'Connell May 30, 2013 comments
Weekend Box Office: Star Trek Into Darkness Hits Number One But Falls Short
There has been a lot of build up for the first of what are likely to be many more sequels in the Star Trek franchise reboot and it's arrival didn't disappoint at the box office, though it didn't quite manage to outperform its predecessor.
by Scott Gwin May 19, 2013 comments
Joss Whedon Promises Iron Man's Return, Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver For Avengers 2
Tony Stark gets his happy ending in Iron Man 3, and damn did he ever earn it. Facing off against the Mandarin and Aldrich Killian, seeing Pepper Potts's life put in danger, having to team up with a wisecracking child, for God's sake… the guy deserves a break. If you've seen Iron Man 3-- and you probably have, based on the insane box office numbers
by Katey Rich May 17, 2013 comments
Iron Man 3 Crosses The $1 Billion Mark In 23 Days
With its global box office total crossing $1 billion, the action-packed blockbuster becomes the second Marvel/Disney collaboration to pass that point. The Avengers managed to make that mark in 19 days, a world-record the superhero epic shared with James Cameron's Avatar.
by Kristy Puchko May 17, 2013 comments
Why Star Trek Into Darkness And Iron Man 3 Opened Overseas First
As movies like Iron Man 3 and Oblivion proved, we’ll show up when the studio finally opens the movie here. Shane Black’s sequel has banked $298M domestically to date, but a whopping $685M overseas. We just aren’t the powerful movie launch pad we once were, sad as that has become to admit.
by Sean O'Connell May 17, 2013 comments
How Iron Man 3 Used Body Doubles And Facial Cheats To Work Around RDJ's Ankle Injury
"Together with face replacement and full body doubles, somewhere there was a solution to the problem of not having Robert Downey Jr. on set for the time,” explains VFX supervisor Chris Townsend. “The collective VFX Supes and unit leads ran into a room as soon as the incident happened to try to ascertain what sequences could they shoot."
by Sean O'Connell May 15, 2013 comments
What Will Be The Summer's Biggest Movie? We Place Our Bets
Iron Man 3 is an enormous hit right now, nearing $1 billion at the worldwide box office and ruling the American charts for the second weekend in a row. The Great Gatsby opened just last week and managed to stun nearly everybody by making $51 million. Summer movies are there to entertain us, sure, but they're really all about the money, and even more than we want to know the true identity of Star Trek's villain or what's really going on in Edgar Wright's The World's End
by Katey, Kristy, Sean, Eric and Mack May 13, 2013 comments
Weekend Box Office: Great Gatsby Grasps Gratifying Gross, Iron Man Still Number One
Gatsby was indeed great this weekend. Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic bowed in with $51 million, the third largest opening of the year to date. That was something of a financial coup for Luhrmann as The Great Gatsby made more this weekend than most of his movies have earned domestically during their entire run. But, as great as it was, it still wasn't enough to swing number one.
by Scott Gwin May 12, 2013 comments
The Great Gatsby Makes Impressive $19 Million On Friday, But Can't Beat Iron Man 3
Don't have plans with your mom for Mother's Day yet? Go take her to see The Great Gatsby-- you'll have plenty of company. The glossy literary adaptation is exceeding nearly all box office expectations this weekend, making a whopping $19 million between midnight Thursday and Friday showings, and on track for a $53 million opening
by Katey Rich May 11, 2013 comments
World's Worst Iron Man 3 Publicity Stunt Sends Fake Gunmen Into Movie Theater
As long as there have been movies, there have been theater owners and filmmakers willing to do pretty much anything to set themselves apart and get more people to buy tickets. But it's hard to imagine a publicity stunt as dumb and inadvertently terrifying as the one pulled in Jefferson City, Missouri last weekend
by Katey Rich May 10, 2013 comments
Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Iron Man 3, The Great Gatsby, And The Peeples
With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair nicely with the latest theatrical releases.
by Kristy Puchko May 10, 2013 comments
Marvel Debate: Who Could Replace Iron Man As The Group Leader?
While Kevin Feige says that Iron Man will be a part of The Avengers 2, it’s clear that a new hero has to step up and assume the charismatic leadership role that RDJ has provided on screen for the past few years. Eric and Sean got together and threw out some ideas for Iron Man’s successor.
by Sean O'Connell and Eric Eisenberg May 9, 2013 comments
Happy Endings' Adam Pally Talks About His Great Iron Man 3 Scene
Mild spoiler warning. This article contains some plot and character references from Iron Man 3, but no major spoilers. Still, if you haven't seen the movie yet and you don't want to know any specifics about it, read no further. Iron Man 3 had no shortage of great and memorable scenes, some more exciting than others, and some just plain amusing.
by Kelly West May 7, 2013 comments
How Marvel Became A Juggernaut: 5 Big, Brilliant Business Decisions
The easiest and most simplistic answer is that they’ve hired the right writers and directors, geniuses like Joss Whedon, and given them the money to create special movies that have been hits with both critics and fans. Unfortunately, the truth is far more complicated than that.
by Mack Rawden May 7, 2013 comments
Iron Man 3 Ruined The Mandarin, And Real Fans Should Be Pissed
Black successfully turned the tables on his audience, baiting them with the promise of a widely-anticipated character, then switching to a foe who had existed in the shadows until it was time for the film to screen. Except in doing so, Black (and Marvel) also sufficiently wiped their ass with decades of Iron Man history, reducing Shell Head’s lone significant adversary to a punchline.
by Sean O'Connell May 7, 2013 comments
Get Over It: Iron Man 3's Version Of The Mandarin Is Great
WARNING: If you have not seen Iron Man 3 yet, you should not read this piece. This article will completely ruin the movie’s twist, and I do not wish to hamper anybody’s enjoyment of the film
by Eric Eisenberg May 6, 2013 comments
How Iron Man 3 Perfectly Punked The Internet
I've seen Iron Man 3 twice now, and each time the audience has reacted the loudest to the same scene, which might actually be the quietest in the film. Tony Stark, using a bunch of gadgets he conjured up at Home Depot, breaks into the Miami compound where the Mandarin is hiding. He arrives in the bedroom to find the man himself
by Katey Rich May 6, 2013 comments
Weekend Box Office: Third Iron Man Takes First Place With Second Largest Ever Debut
After the rest of the world had an entire week to revel in the critically acclaimed Iron Man 3, this weekend Americans finally had their chance. While they turned out in horde-like droves, resulting in the biggest weekend at the box office so far this year, Iron Man fell short of being able to do alone what he had achieved with fellow Marvel characters in last summer's Avengers: break the record for biggest opening weekend.
by Scott Gwin May 5, 2013 comments
Iron Man 3 Has Huge Friday Box Office, But Can't Beat The Avengers
Anyone who was following Iron Man 3's insane grosses overseas could pretty easily predict it would have a big American opening, and the superhero threequel has lived up to most expectations. According to the early numbers at The Hollywood Reporter Iron Man 3 opened to $68.3 million on Friday, putting it on track for the $165-$170 million weekend that many insiders had predicted
by Katey Rich May 4, 2013 comments
Christmas And The Future Of The Marvel Universe: Talking Iron Man 3 With Shane Black And Kevin Feige
With the new superhero film rolling into theaters this weekend, I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak with both Black and Feige at a press event in Los Angeles. Check out our conversation below, in which the filmmakers talk about Christmas time, using genre-within-genre, introducing new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and much more.
Why Iron Man 3 Is A Perfect Shane Black Movie
From the time of year that the superhero flick is set to the whip-smart dialogue to the genre and pacing, the latest Marvel Studios title is unquestionably a movie straight from the mind of its director. But how exactly does the movie fall in line with the rest of Black’s work? Read on to find out!
Iron Man 4: Why It Won't Happen
There’s no way that they’d willingly kill off the stream of success by ending the Iron Man franchise, especially while Robert Downey Jr. is still willing to get back into the suit for further adventures. Iron Man 4 is a lock...Or is it?
by Sean O'Connell May 3, 2013 comments
Listen To Shane Black And Drew Pearce Talk Iron Man 3 Spoilers
Any Blu-ray/DVD collector knows that one of the best special features that comes on a good number of discs is the director's commentary. Even if you're listening to the commentary on what you think is a bad movie, it's still interesting to know what was going through the filmmaker's head and how they came to certain decisions.
Operation Kino 112 Review: Iron Man 3 Is A Very Shane Black Superhero Movie
This week we each step into our individually crafted Iron Man suits-- or are we just controlling them with our minds?-- to review Iron Man 3, the movie you are probably going to see no matter what we tell you. We also share your answers to our lightning round question about panic attacks in movies
by Operation Kino May 3, 2013 comments
Iron Man 3 Makes $15 Million From Thursday And Midnight Showings
Iron Man 3, already a huge hit overseas, is preparing its American takeover this weekend. Technically you have to wait until Monday to know if a movie is a hit or not, but Disney executives are already sorting their cash into giant piles and picking out yachts to buy, because Iron Man 3 has been open in the United States for about 12 hours and is already a huge hit all over again
Do Movie Trailers Give Away Too Much? Half Of Moviegoers Think So
When you see Iron Man 3 this weekend, you may experience some deja vu. Not because the movie repeats what you've seen in other Iron Man movies-- it's refreshingly original, actually-- but because nearly every major scene in the movie has been at least hinted at in the marketing.
Iron Man 3's 10 Best Gadgets
Tony Stark has made a career out of making the rest of us jealous. Sure, in Iron Man 3 he's suffering a bit more than usual, experiencing PTSD after the battle of New York seen in The Avengers and up against a terrifying foe in The Mandarin, who responds to threats by blowing up Tony's cliffside Malibu manor. But as Tony says himself in one of the film's trailers, "I'm Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, I've got a great girl, and occasionally I save the world."
Discuss Iron Man 3 With Spoilers And Rate It
Now it's your turn. In the comments below you can discuss Iron Man 3 with spoilers, and also rate it in our poll. Talk about all the stuff you can't get into with your friends who haven't seen it yet, debate where The Mandarin ranks among the Marvel villains, decide what your favorite version of the Iron Man suit is-- this is the place to do it
Iron Man 3 Predicted To Make As Much As $180 Million This Weekend
Excited as the studio may be for the North American release, the film has had extraordinary success in international markets. Disney says that the film has already made $307.7 million abroad, which is more than Captain America, Thor and the first Iron Man movie made internationally in their full runs.
by Eric Eisenberg May 2, 2013 comments
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