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

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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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Iron Man 3 IMAX Poster 570x844 Iron Man 3 Has A More Action Packed Finale Than The Avengers

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. More action, Not more exiting

    • I assume you meant “exciting”, in which case I’d have to say IM3 would definitely be more exciting than Avengers for me.

      I think I enjoyed it the first time because it was a new experience but repeat viewings made it pretty boring compared to that first time I saw it. The only parts I can still enjoy are Tony’s insulting quips at Thor and the Thanos reveal at the end, otherwise I’d call it the weakest Marvel movie so far.

      And before anyone starts, it’s called opinion so lets not all jump on me for not acting all Whedon fanboy and loving everything he does when I don’t.

      • Well said @Dazz, Well said…


      • Amen to that.

        • The Avengers being boring thing. Not the rage.

          • @ Dazz

            Wouldn’t the same be true of ANY movie watched repeatedly? If I watch any enough times, eventually, it will get boring. No movie will have that “first watched excitement” after the 10th viewing.

          • @ Dazz

            Ah yes… the Avengers was the weakest Marvel movie so far. Those Hulk scenes where he fights Thor and smashes at the end, yeah, none of that lived up to what came before it. When all of the Avengers are in one shot together for the first time in history on the big screen, I thought to myself… “Man, if only the movie could channel the energy of the movies that came before it.” When Iron Man and Thor face off I couldn’t help but think “man, this isn’t as exciting as Iron Man 2″ When Captain America fights Loki and you see an on screen adaptation of Cap’s comic book portrayal of constantly being outmatched and never giving up…

            …okay I can’t keep this up.

            If you really…. HONESTLY…. think Avengers was boring, (and your not just another butt-hurt-in-denial-Nolan-fanboy who is still mad that so many people insist that TDKR was boring) then you must not really be that much of a fan of the comics. Which is cool. You don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy a comic book movie, but that’s kinda the only way someone could watch the avengers and say- “this is boring.” For example, I completely understand when I hear people describe Watchmen as boring. Unless you read the source material,you aren’t going to give a crap about those characters.
            And don’t give me that “it’s my opinion and I’m entilted to it” crap. You know exactly what your doing when you show up to a Iron Man 3 page and comment that Avengers was the weakest of the Marvel films.

            • The Avengers was pretty bad. One of only two movies where I wanted my money back after it was over.

              • It’s so fun being a contrarian hipster….Dude, a lot of people liked it so it must suck…

              • You’ve gotta be joking! “The Avengers” was fun!!

            • Yes, I agree with dazz, Avengers was very overrated movie , it was kind of boring after 1 st viewing

      • It’s the weakest. Thor was by far the weakest

  2. Well considering the last 30 minutes of Avengers was one big fight scene, I’m looking forward to seeing what IM3 gives us.

    • Dazz…..Just shut up lol. avengers being the weakest marvel movie…suuuure. don’t lie to yourself.

  3. I really have to stop reading iron man news, seriously feels like I’ve seen the movie already.

    • I skipped everything past the spoiler warning. HEH, Hee…

  4. Id prefer less action more story but ill wait and see

    • Well it sounds like the story will be better than Iron Man 2, but that’s not saying much.

      • Aint that the truth

    • Go read a freakin book then…

  5. copy of Spiderman 2

    • Yeah, Because spidey have a legion of armors with a virus to figth an asian guy and a blond with the virus

    • How is this a “copy of spider-man 2″?

      • oh, i get it. ‘cuz of the similar pose. the girl is leaning on iron man just like mary jane did with spidey. 😛 right? was that it?

        • Must be… i thought the same first time i saw the poster! 😀

  6. Power Rangers Assemble!!

    • Go go, The Avengers!!

  7. And that’s when Quicksilver appears! And Scarlet Witch! And Wasp! And Goliath (Hank Pym)! An that’s when the baddies roll out their army: Kang, Ultron, and the Skrulls! And….oh…not in Iron Man 3, huh? Well, Avengers #2, then…I can wait…..!

    • You forgot to mention how a talking tree and raccoon are going to cheapen these movies.


  8. I don’t think Extremis will give Tony the ability to control all the suits, i think J.A.R.V.I.S. will control them simultaneously while Tony focuses on controlling the one he’s in… How is 1 guy gonna control what dozens of suits do if they’re not even in front of him to determine what he actually wants them to do? He’s most likely linked to J.A.R.V.I.S. through the Extremis virus. I think this was set up in the Avengers when he tells J.A.R.V.I.S. to put everything the suit had (what ever little power the suit had) into the thrusters (in order to redirect the missile from the city) and J.A.R.V.I.S. responded with “Already did sir” letting it be known to the viewer that J.A.R.V.I.S. was already anticipating Tony’s moves and commands. Opinions?

    • I think you need to educate yourself a bit on IM and what happens with the extremis virus… and possibly what in comic-books they consider techno telepathy…

  9. Iron Man 2 was seriously weak on the action. SPOILER ALERT:
    Giant robot(s) will be in Iron Man 3!!!

  10. I agree. I thought Ironman 2 was the weakest film of Phase One.

    • Me too, with Thor a close second.

      • I think the weakest was incredible hulk or capt america… but whatevs to each his own!!

        • Agreed. The Captain America film was terrible

  11. I just cant get excited for Ironman for some reason, the first one was pretty good but then it lost me, Man of Steel will show all how its done, I think my excitment for Superman is over shadowing everything else..

    • Yea we finally get to see Superman throw a punch on film. I guess everyone’s excited for that…

    • @ Scott Chase

      “Man of Steel will show all how it’s done….”


    • well said.Man of Steel will outgross ironman 3.It will be the movie of the year

  12. Nobody said anything about Rhodey being in a red and gold IM suit! Wow now that is amazing! I actually think he looks pretty badass

    • What the hell are you going on about?

      • On the new poster, Rhodey is wearing the Iron Man colors and Tony is wearing the Patriot armor.

        • Yeah, that is not the Patriot armor. It’s the armor that is more yellow/gold based with hot rod red being the secondary color.

        • The colors are difused based on the gold lighting in the image. Look closer and you’ll notice blue colors on Rhodeys suit. It’s definitely the Patriot armor.

  13. Tony Stark voice:
    Iron Legion… assemble… into… DEVASTATOR!

  14. Can’t wait! EXCELSIOR mitches! :)

  15. This movie will rock. It has a huge fan base that is just waiting for more. Honestly, the more I hear about it, the better it sounds. This movie could the best Marvel movie yet. May cant get here fast enough!!

    I don’t understand why people ae hating on Marvel, they are the only CBM studio out there that is producing good CBM. They’re giving fans all they could ask for and more. They have changed the game completely and are leading the way. I guess it must just be jealous hardcore DC fans that still think one must be superior instead of just enjoying both. Too bad for them.

    • I think its the new Sci Fi, Fantasy direction that Marvel is heading towards that are making people start second guessing Marvel. I mean pretty soon Ant Man, Guardians of the Galaxy,possibly Dr. Strange I can see why people are starting to freak.

      Especially because aside from Iron Man 1 the other Marvel movies have been mediocre at best. I’m hoping that Iron Man 3 is the beginning of better quality Marvel films that each could stand on its own.

  16. Considering how anticlimactic and short the final action sequences were in Iron Man I & II, hopefully its not a load of BS and they actually deliver the goods this time. I think The Avengers set th bar high for the “Finale Action Sequence”

  17. I loved the Avengers, all five times.

    Very much looking forward to Iron Man 3.

  18. Iron Legion FTW!!!

  19. yeah marvel movies are starting to really kick a** 😀

  20. its beyond me that after building all those multi-millionaire super suits, tony hasnt brought stark industries to bankrupticy

  21. @ fernando: let’s just say war is very profitable.

    Also what would happen if a robot was injected with Extremis? I kinda reckon some sort of robot is the big twist at the end.

  22. Seems to me, the people here with negative comments about the avengers and iron man 3 are either nolan disciples, dc comic fans or have no idea what happens in the comic books… The Spiderman 2? Comment was just from a clueless person. Am Pretty sure months from now, idle internet trolls will comment here and say that iron man 3 was the weakest movie of all time.

    • Ah hyperbole.

      I’m sure it won’t be as bad as Disaster Movie – currently bottom of IMDB’s rankings with a score of 1.9 out of ten.

      I doubt IM3 will be as good as IM or that I’ll enjoy it as much as The Avengers, but RDJ’s very watchable as Stark and it should be enjoyable enough. It’s almost certain to be more interesting than the last Hulk film and better acted than Thor.

    • Or either a reckless man with too many Email IDs..;)

    • Or a reckless man with too many Email IDs..;)

  23. My super hero.. “Iron Man”

  24. Hasn’t Joss hinted that he’s paring down for A2? That you can only top it by going smaller?

  25. I will still prefer to watch iron man 1 again rather than 3.As the director of the movie had changed so the entire perspective of the movie.i dont think it will be very exiting to see stark with broken armour in 70 percent of the movie and feeding on sympathy votes.ohhh n i almost forgot mandarin has 10 rings but with no magical powerr and bonus thre is no fin fanng fooom great,and many more, the stark army looks pathetic check the extreme right 1 in the trailer with enlarged fist.

    so sad waste of such a good movie franchisee

    • 1) haven’t even seen the movie yet so you can’t say you prefer Iron Man 2.
      2) you are wrong for not wanting to watch it due to a different character.
      3) The Iron Legion looks badass deal with it.
      4) I do agree that no Fing Fang Foom and magic rings is unfortunate but it would completely ruin the movies tone and atmosphere I’f a man in a suit of technological armour did battle with a dragon and a guy with magic rings.

      • @ El Flamingo…what you said what lame.

        “I do agree that no Fing Fang Foom and magic rings is unfortunate but it would completely ruin the movies tone and atmosphere I’f a man in a suit of technological armour did battle with a dragon and a guy with magic rings”

        Did you see the Avengers movie? Did you?…. Yeeeaaaa the tone and atmosphere must have really been out of place with a man “in a suit of technological armor doing battle” with Thor god of lightning and an army of robo aliens…Yeeeeaaaa….. >:)

        • was* for all the loser grammar powwwice.

        • He also fought aliens with a god, a monster and a ninety year old super soldier. But that was Avengers and in IM3 I don’t expect Tony to call on Thor to help him beat up a dragon and Magic Mandarin (or alien whatever)

  26. OMG what if the big twist is that the 10 rings do have powers and that’s why Tony needs an army?!!!

  27. 1)I havent seen the movie but i did:
    a)seen all the trailers
    b)in depth analysis on all the comments from the director and other cast based on reliable resources for past 5 months.(including press meet in youtube)
    c)didnt missed a single tweet from IM3
    Based on all that i prefer IM1.

    2)if i had cherished iron man for being iron man why would i like him for something else(different character)?
    i do understand major changes are necessary but this are not just changes but lost ideas.
    3)Check closely arc reactors in each iron army showned and the overall designs which looks made on last hours, and hulk buster belongs to the comics but not the movie.
    4)if director is not capable to show power rings and fin foom it is his creative failure to adapt and suit these in the movie, besides all fans including me crave to watch them in the movie maybe jump in the seats at theatre NOT to blame viewers expectations.
    power rings and fin foom are integral part of IM franchisee.
    How did then Stark fighting aliens looked good in Avengers????

    Why do we like mandarin as a villan? what makes him different than any other villian? if he will just play a terrorist and has no power rings????

    • Stop complaining and don’t bother watching the movie at all since you have “seen it all” already….O but wait. You will go see it anyway, and pretend to still hate it.

      • you are right but I’ll watch it only for Mr RDJ and old time sake memories of IM1.

        not complaining just wished script was just a little in SYNC with original cartoon story line thats it.

        Mandarin rings without power doesn’t makes any sense.

        On a positive note lets hope IM 3 will rock n thats it.

        Happy viewing. CHEERS

  28. mora action than avengers?.. wtf! iron man 1 is the best!