Iron Man 3 Gets Official Synopsis

RDJ in Iron Man 3
(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

It was a little weird to find out the official synopsis for Thor: The Dark World a few days ago, given that the details were still technically secret about Iron Man 3, the Marvel film set for release a full six months before the Thor sequel. But now Tony Stark has finally caught up with an official synopsis of his own, for the film set for release on May 3 next year. Check it out below, straight from Marvel and Disney:

Marvel 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?

Of course, what's interesting is all the stuff they're leaving out, like the fact that the "enemy whose reach knows no bounds" is the Mandarin, played by Ben Kinglsey, and that the "personal world destroyed" refers to Tony's fancy Malibu cliffside home, which we saw destroyed in the footage shown at Comic Con. AN official synopsis is usually intended to give you only the vaguest details, and it's surprising how much we actually do know about Iron Man 3 at this point, thanks to set photos and carefully parsed casting announcements.

To find out more about Iroan Man 3, you won't have to wait long-- the countdown is on at the film's Facebook page for the trailer premiere, which we heard previously was set for this Tuesday, October 23. Keep an eye for it then, and for everything else on Iron Man 3 in the meantime, click here.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend