New ‘Iron Man 3′ Photos Introduce Rebecca Hall’s Maya Hansen

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With the month of November coming to a close, we are five months away from Iron Man 3 hitting theaters around the world, beginning Phase Two of the Marvel cinematic universe. Principal photography is complete, the first trailer is out and we have the official synopsis to confirm (and generate more) fan speculation.

Marvel has released four new official images from Iron Man 3, featuring two of its stars and two shots of new and old (broken) armor.

The highlight is the first official image of Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen having a very rough picnic, who in the Extremis miniseries (for which the film is drawing much of its story ideas from) is a scientist involved with the Extremis nanovirus which will grant Tony Stark new abilities and blurring the line between him being a man and a machine. In that story Hansen allies and helps out Tony Stark and eventually joins S.H.I.E.L.D.. We expect elements of that will carry over in the film adaptation and she could very well be a potential love interest for Stark, complicating matters for Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).

The other images include a look at a broken Iron Man face plate, Tony Stark in his mansion and War Machine. They’re are stills from scenes (in the first Iron Man 3 trailer) and unofficial images previously released.

As for the star-spangled, Iron Patriot-inspired color scheme on War Machine’s new armor – also likely inspired by Captain America saving the day in The Avengers – Marvel president of production Kevin Feige explained to Empire how that plays into James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle)’s character arc in the threequel:

“The notion in the movie is that a red, white and blue suit is a bold statement, and it’s meant to be. With Rhodey, he’s very much the foil to Tony’s eccentricities, and in this one you get to see this and be reminded of the trust and friendship between them in that great Shane Black buddy-cop fashion.”

From the image title, Marvel officially refers to War Machine’s new armor as “Iron Patriot.” His absence in The Avengers will be explained in the Iron Man 3 prequel comic.

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, 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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Source: Marvel



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  1. So that IS roadey in the Iron Patriot armour then! (It’s written on his chest like they do with jets…….cool)

  2. Nice legs, well, lower thighs, I guess. Hope we see more of them.

    • Hey watch those comments or else I’ll start a petition to boycott this film!!




  3. Even though I´m looking forward to this movie, I have to admit I´m not really a fan of the Extremis thing. Call me old fashioned, but Iron Man to me is the guy who needs machines (or at least a suitcase) to put on the armor. After Ellis´ Extremis story, they made Stark more or less a cyborg. I don´t like that. And I think Vic would agree with me.

    • Correct me if I’m wrong but in that storyline didn’t the armor come out from within him? Like stored in his bones. From what I’ve seen from the trailer they seen to have included Starks ability to communicate/link up mentally with his suit and command them to assemble on his person but it seems to stop there. Which is a good thing. Were they to go the whole post-human/cyborg I think it would be too much and I agree with you. Full cyborg stark is not very compelling. Tere are other beings in the marvel universe that can be used to explore that… Vision being a more compelling example should they use the version were a human mind is imprinted/uploaded into an android body.

      • Tony’s connection to the suit was inside him, but the actual armour of the suit was still something he had to put on. It was however folded into a briefcase and like in the movie, would move autonomously to connect onto him when triggered by his mind telepathically. The suit that is inside him is connected to all his nerves and cels and acts as his undersuit.

    • from the trailer and what I have read, Tony will summon the Iron Man armor ala Gizmo Duck! “Blathering blatherskite!”

    • I would agree…like mandarin as villain, don’t thin k I care for the extremis thing, but overall am very excited for this movie. Definitely a “buyer” on DVD, guaranteed!

  4. I know made an earlier post about how I think the movies should have a separate narrative than the comics. But to me the Iron Patriot will always be Norman Osborn.

  5. that’s a typo. It should read “Chris Christie Governor”

  6. I hope this wontget f***** up like X3.So far it looks good.

    • *won’t get

  7. “Blathering blatherskite!”

  8. Heya, Rob Keyes, you still considering that ‘armors we would love to see’ list?

    also I do find it interesting they are making him Iron Patriot, however you look at it, its an interesting deviation from the comics

  9. Rebecca Hall is the perfect choice!