The much anticipated Marvel Studios film Iron Man 3 has started filming in Wilmington, NC. And The Man Cave Daily has an exclusive first image to give you a look at the new film. Take a look below and enjoy some plot details about the film and the story line from the comics it plans to take.
The first image shows Tony Stark (Downey) in his workshop looking at the seven Iron Man suits he’s built so far, including the “Mark 7″ suit recently seen in the third act of The Avengers.
The plot of the film is based on the comic series “Extremis”, it spanned 6 issues and introduced NanoTechnology to the iron man story arc. Directed by Shane Black Iroman 3 is set to be a huge production and recently got an increased budget due to the success of Avengers.
Returning to the cast are Robert Downey Jr.,Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau (a good indication that not much bad blood exists between Favreau, who directed the first two Iron Manfilms and had originally planned to direct the third and complete his trilogy, and Marvel Studios). New to the cast are Rebecca Hall (Frost/Nixon) and Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs), and playing the heavies of Iron Man 3 are Guy Pearce,Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, and Ashley Hamilton.
Joining director Black on the production crew are two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer John Toll (Braveheart), production designer Bill Brzeski(The Hangover), editors Jeffrey Ford (The Avengers) and Peter S. Elliot(Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), and costume designer Louise Frogley (Contagion).
The production will also be filming in Raleigh/Durham, Miami, and China.
The first image shows Tony Stark (Downey) in his workshop beholding the seven Iron Man suits he’s built and battle-tested so far, including the “Mark 7″ suit recently seen in the third act of The Avengers.
Iron Man 3 opens on May 3, 2013.
Iron Man 3 Plot Details and Extremis Story Arc: (Caution Might have spoilers)
Aldrich Killian and Maya Hansen helped create the extremis virus. They also stole it from Futurepharm and gave it away in hopes that the government will see what it is capable of doing and re-fund them. In Bastrop Texas a man named Mallen took the first dose. He was locked in a room where his companions left him. The virus caused his body to be encased in what was essentially a scab. Another dose would be taken later by Stark. His version was to let him heal from wounds attained while fighting the first enhacile. The dose linked Tony’s mind to technology. He was covered in a similar scab for twenty four hours. The virus melded his suit into his bones and healed his body. Eventually the Extremis project was halted but the government did exactly what was intended by Mallen’s rampage. They became interested in the project urging for it to continue.
More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/universe/Extremis#ixzz1wqVcTFRI