Marvel and Disney have released the first official trailer for Iron Man 3, the upcoming superhero film being helmed by director Shane Black. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney, Iron Man 3 marks the first film in the highly anticipated “Phase II” of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, which will include such sequels as Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy; all of which will lead into Joss Whedon’s sequel to the 2012 blockbuster, The Avengers.
“A lot of this movie is about characters going back into the shadows for various reasons and characters who have been in the shadows coming out and into the light for the first time,” says Marvel Producer Kevin Feige. “It is Tony who, for various reasons, finds himself receding into the darkness. I don’t mean emotional darkness, I mean literally ducking out of the spotlight. And we’ll see other characters stepping up who have pulled strings from the background, starting to show their hand.”
The May 3, 2013 release 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?
Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Ashley Hamilton and James Badge Dale and is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 3rd, 2013.