Iron Man 3 (stylized onscreen as Iron Man Three) is a 2013 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.1 It is the sequel to 2008's Iron Man and 2010's Iron Man 2, and the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being the first major release in the franchise since the crossover film The Avengers. Shane Black directed a screenplay he co-wrote with Drew Pearce and which uses concepts from the "Extremis" story arc by Warren Ellis. Robert Downey, Jr. reprises his role as the title character, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle reprising their roles as Pepper Potts and James Rhodes, respectively. Jon Favreau, who directed the first two films, serves as an executive producer and reprises his role as Happy Hogan. Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, and Ben Kingsley round out the film's principal cast. The plot has Tony Stark trying to recover from posttraumatic stress disorder caused by the events of The Avengers, while researching the background to a terrorist organization led by the mysterious Mandarin after his head of security Happy Hogan is hospitalized following what appeared to be an attack.
Tony Stark recalls a New Years Eve party in 1999 with scientist Maya Hansen, inventor of Extremis—an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Stark rejects the offer, humiliating Killian.
Years later, Stark's experiences during the alien invasion of New York are giving him panic attacks. Restless, he has built several dozen Iron Man suits, creating friction with his girlfriend Pepper Potts. A string of bombings by terrorist the Mandarin has left intelligence agencies bewildered by a lack of forensic evidence. When Stark Industries security chief Happy Hogan is badly injured in one such attack, Stark overcomes his stupor and issues a televised threat to the Mandarin, who responds by destroying Stark's home with helicopter gunships. Hansen, who came to warn Stark, survives the attack along with Potts. Stark escapes in an Iron Man suit, which his artificial intelligence JARVIS pilots to rural Tennessee, following a flight plan from Stark's investigation into the Mandarin. Stark's experimental armor lacks sufficient power to return to California, and the world believes him dead.
Teaming with Harley, a precocious 10-year-old boy, Stark investigates the remains of a local explosion bearing the hallmarks of a Mandarin attack. He discovers the "bombings" were triggered by soldiers subjected to Extremis, which at this stage of development can cause certain subjects to explosively reject it. After veterans started exploding, their deaths were used to cover up Extremis' flaws by manufacturing a terrorist plot. Stark witnesses Extremis firsthand when Mandarin agents Ellen Brandt and Eric Savin attack him.
With Harley's help, Stark traces the Mandarin to Miami and infiltrates his headquarters using improvised weapons. Inside he discovers the Mandarin is actually a British actor named Trevor Slattery, who claims he is oblivious to the actions carried out in his name. The Mandarin is actually a creation of Killian, who appropriated Hansen's Extremis research as a cure for his own disability and expanded the program to include injured war veterans. After capturing Stark, Killian reveals he is the real Mandarin; he has kidnapped Potts and subjected her to Extremis to gain Stark's aid in fixing Extremis' flaws and thereby saving Potts. Killian kills Hansen when she has a change of heart about the plan.
Killian has also manipulated American intelligence agencies regarding the Mandarin's location, luring James Rhodes—the former War Machine, now re-branded as the Iron Patriot—into a trap to steal the armor. Stark escapes and reunites with Rhodes, discovering that Killian intends to attack President Ellis aboard Air Force One. Remotely controlling his Iron Man armor, Stark saves some surviving passengers and crew but cannot stop Killian from abducting Ellis and destroying Air Force One. They trace Killian to an impounded damaged oil tanker where Killian intends to kill Ellis on live television. The vice president will become a puppet leader, following Killian's orders in exchange for Extremis to cure a little girl's disability.
On the platform, Stark goes to save Potts, and Rhodes saves the president. Stark summons his Iron Man suits, controlled remotely by JARVIS, to provide air support. Rhodes secures the president and takes him to safety, while Stark discovers Potts has survived the Extremis procedure. However, before he can save her, a rig collapses around them and she falls to her apparent death. Stark confronts Killian and traps him in an Iron Man suit that self-destructs, but fails to kill him. Potts, whose Extremis powers allowed her to survive her fall, intervenes and kills Killian.
After the battle, Stark orders JARVIS to remotely destroy each Iron Man suit as a sign of his devotion to Potts. The vice president and Slattery are arrested. With Stark's help, Potts' Extremis effects are stabilized, and Stark undergoes surgery to remove the shrapnel embedded near his heart. He pitches his obsolete chest arc reactor into the sea, musing he will always be Iron Man.
In a present day post-credits scene, Stark wakes up Dr. Bruce Banner, who fell asleep listening at the beginning of Stark's story.
|IRON MAN 3 CAST|
|TONY STARK a.k.a. IRON MAN|
|JAMES RHODES (WAR MACHINE & IRON PATRIOT)|
|DR. WU'S ASSISTANT|
|BEAUTY PAGEANT JUDGE (Stan Lee)|
|MISS ELK RIDGE - DAVID THE PAGEANT ENCEE|
|SWEAT SHOP AGENT|
* Happy Hogan addresses an off-camera Stark Enterprises secretary as “Bambi” - an obvious reference to Bambi Arbogast, Stark’s long-serving secretary in the comics.Edit
|IRON MAN ARMOR|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK I|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK II|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK III|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK IV|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK V Suit Case Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK VI|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK VII|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK VIII|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK VIX|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK X|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XI|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XII|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XIII|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XIV|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XV Sneaky Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XVI Nightclub Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XVII Heartbreaker Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XVIII Cassanova|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XIX Tiger Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XX Python Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXI Midas Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXII Hot Rod Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXIII Shades Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXIV Tank Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXV Striker Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXVI Gamma Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXVII Disco Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXVIII Jack Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXIX Fiddler Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXX Blue Steel Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXXI Piston Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXXII Romeo Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXXIII Silver Centurion Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXXIV Southpaw Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXXV Red Snapper Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXXVI Peace Maker Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXXVII Hammerhead Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XXXVIII Igor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XL Shotgun Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XLI Bones Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XLII (IM3)|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XLIII Bullet Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XLIV Grapple Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XLV Oldboy Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XLVI Bastard Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XLVII Deep Space Suit|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XLVIII Hulkbuster Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK XLIX Tanker Armor|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK L (IM3)|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK LI Drink bot|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK LII Extinguisher Bot|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK LIII Slipper Bot|
|IRON MAN ARMOR: MARK LIV Stark Tech Automated Remotes|
|WAR MACHINE MARK I|
|WAR MACHINE MARK II Iron Patroit|
LOST POST-CREDIT SCENE:EditThe original post-credits scene was going to show Tony Stark chilling at his mansion while repairs were being made to his suits. Suddenly, JARVIS would interrupt, saying he had intercepted a coded message from space. The message turned out to be none other than Star-Lord from the Guardians sending an SOS signal. Tony then jumps into Iron Man mode, straps on the Deep Space Armor, and shoots off into space.
That scene makes more sense than the Tony Stark telling his story to Bruce Banner that eventually made it into Iron Man 3. But it was scrapped due to the fact that, when the scene was meant to be shot a few months later, it was right in the middle of face of the franchise Robert Downey Jr.'s epic contract dispute with Marvel. The post-credits scene teasing him flying off to help the Guardians of the Galaxy was ultimately nixed as Marvel execs had no idea at that point whether or not they'd even have RDJ in future films. Obviously, we know they worked things out, but at the time, Marvel didn't want to take the risk teasing an actor that might not even have been part of the later MCU. But clearly they've planned on having him team up with the Guardians all along.