If the trailers, TV ads, posters, armor designs, toy details, and interviews for Iron Man 3 have told us anything… it’s A) IM3 is gonna rock! and B) Disney/Marvel sure know how to market a movie. I don’t think there’s a fan-boy on the planet that doesn’t know Iron Man 3′s launch date… it’s May 3rd. Marketing assault aside, this film is clearly aiming to include everything fans of the books have wanted to see, from Mandarin to every armor design. Speaking of the latter…
It’s become public knowledge (via Disney/Marvels over saturated marketing), that the Hall of Armor has expanded, exponentially. Tony Stark has been hard at work building dozens of armors. There are suits designed for construction, stealth, hulk busting, space travel… under water basket weaving. I may have made that last one up. Point is, there’s a lot of suits. 42 to be precise, and there isn’t one bad suit in the bunch.
To get a closer look at Tony’s armada, check out these gorgeous motion graphic “Armor Reveals” by designer Kaism Lim. There’s also some images from the video as to examine as well.
IM3 Suit Reveal Bumper – MK 01 from kaism on Vimeo.
IM3 Suit Reveal Bumper – MK 07 from kaism on Vimeo.
IM3 Suit Reveal Bumper – MK 17 from kaism on Vimeo.
IM3 Suit Reveal Bumper – MK 33 from kaism on Vimeo.
IM3 Suit Reveal Bumper – MK 35 from kaism on Vimeo.
IM3 Suit Reveal Bumper – MK 38 from kaism on Vimeo.
IM3 Suit Reveal Bumper – MK 39 from kaism on Vimeo.
IM3 Suit Reveal Bumper – MK 40 from kaism on Vimeo.
IM3 Suit Reveal Bumper – MK 42 from kaism on Vimeo.
Damn cool, wouldn’t you say? You can read more about Kaism Lim’s work on this page.
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.
Now that filming is underway for the third Iron Man movie (in Wilmington, North Carolina, if you are currently stalking Robert Downey Jr.) details about the production are trickling out. Latino-Review is reporting that William Sadler (Die Hard 2, Bill and Teds Bogus Journey) has been spotted being fit for a costume on the set.
LR wasn’t able to say what costume he was being fit for, but it was at the same time as Guy Pearce, who is playing geneticist/villain Aldrich Killian. Is Sadler also playing a villain? If so, then Tony Stark has a few foes to deal with in the threquel since we also now know that Ashley Hamilton has signed on to play the villainous (and kinda silly 80’s creation) Firepower and Ben Kingsley is in as the Mandarin. Are they just going to pack every remaining Iron Man baddie into the last movie? Any Marvel zombies out there want to speculate on who Sadler could be playing?
We also have word that Jon Favreau is back as Stark’s man friend/chauffeur, just this time he’ll only be in front of the camera. The Hollywood Reporter says that the Favreau will return in the roll of Happy Hogan in Iron Man 3.
As the cast (and the budget) grows, we are still in the dark about what the plot will be, but it starting to look like it’ll be big.
Source: /Film, 2