Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is accustomed to being on top of the world. He’s brilliant. He’s handsome. He’s a billionaire. He’s the world’s foremost weapons manufacturer. And he’s IronMan. So what happens when Tony suddenly finds his personal world destroyed at the hands of Iron Man’s archenemy, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley)? Left to survive by his ingenuity and his own devices, will Iron Man be able to protect his girlfriend, Virginia “Pepper” Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) – the one thing he can’t live without?
Trying to fight his way back after losing so much, Iron Man’s mettle is tested at every turn. A small “silver lining” to Iron Man’s predicament, though, is that he will finally learn the answer to a question that has vexed him since he first put on the suit that gives him his “super” powers: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
The sequel to “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2,” “Iron Man 3” is based on the Marvel Comics super hero Iron Man character. Directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Black and Drew Peace, “Iron Man 3” is set for a May 3, 2013 release in both 3D and 2D by Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios. The action adventure film also stars Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, and Jon Favreau.