‘Iron Man 3′ Has A More Action-Packed Finale Than ‘The Avengers’

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 25th, 2013 at 4:29 pm,

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Since the outset, Iron Man 3 has been touted and positioned as a return to form for the Tony Stark character. Gone would be the over-reliance on connective threads to the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization and in would be proverbial return to the cave, so to speak, for Iron Man. Iron Man 3 would be a deeper, more personal, even “darker” solo character film.

But it’s not just that as we’ve learned in recent weeks. Iron Man 3 will still be infused with light, comedic Robert Downey Jr. moments, and it’s impossible, even inappropriate to avoid, knowing the character and talent involved, both in front and behind the camera. What may surprise moviegoers however, is just how much action Iron Man 3 has to offer.








A few weeks ago we were invited to watch 20 minutes of footage for the first chapter of Phase Two of the Marvel cinematic universe, Iron Man 3. Among the clips were an extended look at the scene from the trailers where Tony Stark’s mansion is attacked by news helicopters armed with missiles.

In the event footage, Stark is shown battling back, even taking a helicopter down with a piano. This is but one of many major action sequences, and Kevin Fiege revealed that the final action set piece is the biggest the studio has done yet. After that attack and while thought dead, Stark escapes and and lands in the countryside of North Carolina, where he befriends a boy named Harley. But he eventually goes back to make good use of the suits he’s been building since the Battle of New York after The Avengers.

In a chat with Champagne Living, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige revealed some rather interesting information (and this was before the latest trailer and some of the quote has since been hidden):

“There are a lot of suits in this movie. While it is both a movie in which he spends quite a bit of time outside of the suit, as you see it’s not working and he’s- and he’s with Ty [Simpkins] in Tennessee, by the end of it we reveal that underneath the house, which is now covered with rubble, he’s got dozens and dozens of suits. And once, throughout the course of the movie, and all that rubble gets pulled aside by construction cranes, just when he needs him, he calls them to the rescue and we have what I think is the biggest most action packed finale we’ve had. I showed the film to Joss Whedon, who is our writer-director of Avengers and who is currently working on Avengers 2, and he saw the finale of this and he goes, now what am I supposed to do now? What am I going to do in Avengers 2?’”

That sort of reaction by Joss Whedon should be the box quote for Iron Man 3, but it’s absent from the new IMAX exclusive poster:

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The Iron Legion, as its officially known as in Marvel Comics, and namedropped in association with the movie from the official in-canon Iron Man 3 prelude comics, was first revealed via a rumor and further confirmed by leaked toy images for the tie-in merchandise. The additional Iron Man suits, equaling a number several times that of all the previous movie armors combined, was officially showcased last week in the new Iron Man 3 posters and latest trailer.

From the armor descriptions there’s going to be a lot of battles and one – as hinted at from the trailer – will involve an army of Iron Man suits, led by Stark himself in another new suit (the Heartbreaker). It’s just one of several though and believe or not, there are still surprises, twists and turns we don’t know yet about Shane Black and Drew Pearce’s take on the character.

Fun Fact: When Feige told RDJ that they were going to go with Ty for the role of Harley, Robert asked if he could be the one to call him. Feige got Ty’s cell phone number from his mom, and Robert called him after school.

Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black based off of his and Drew Pearce’s screenplay, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Stephanie Szostak, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler, James Badge Dale and the voice of Paul Bettany.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.

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Sources: Champagne Living (hat tip Smitty), IMAX

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  1. I thought the story was terrible. This was obviously a non comic book fan making a comic book movie who has no idea what fans of comic books are looking for in their comic books. What they did to the Mandarin in this movie …. the fans are going to lynch Shane Black. This was no superhero movie, this was something else and the superhero movie was shoe horned in there.

    The amount of time tony is actually in a suit doing anything that would show up in the comic books amounts to like 30 seconds. The “bad guys” can take down ion man by touching him once, not THEE bad guy, his one of 100 henchman. They are all apparently more powerful than Thor.

    War machine never fired a shot the entire film. The several other suits that showed up in the end were like “cameos” to throw a bone to the fans.

    It felt like I as watching Dark Knight Rises, it was that unentertaining to me.

    I hope Joss Wheadon makes more movies

    • You are absolutely correct on all points bro, I cant believe people are giving this movie good reviews! The movie was disgusting from a comic book standpoint and even a film/plot standpoint.

      Tony stark actually being in the iron man suit kicking ass was absent through the whole movie until the end, in which he was constantly getting defeated by a touch of the enemies fingers… just lame. Not to mention seeing Pepper potts flying around killing bad guys, and most of all to deface iron mans most iconic and formidable nemesis and make a complete joke (which wasn’t even funny) of the mandarin is unforgivable.

      End with Shane Black is a inbred moron, shame he destroyed such a great could be character and movie.

  2. This may explain the report of Joss Whedon`s reaction after previewing this movie weeks.Joss was probaly like this movie has completely veered off from the MCU storyline.How are we go build on a movie that does very little to move phase two along further!!!

  3. Joss can write. Shane Black destroys. End of story.