With just months to go heading into its cinematic release on May 3rd of next year, “Iron Man 3” has been making a lot of noise shortly after the major success of “The Avengers”. Of course, this movie leads the pack of other superhero stories for the future since this is phase 2 of Marvel’s culmination of all independent superhero motion pictures which is “The Avengers 2” (temporarily since there hasn’t been any official announcement for its title).
For the past few days now, Marvel has been keeping its fans on alert with the recent viral on-set pictures and more recently the teasers (check below for them) that reveal some interesting points for the “Iron Man 3”. Though the short clips don’t exactly tell all nor is it any different from the usual Hollywood teasers, but just seeing our favorite tin man back on the big screen, just keeps the regular folk glued and craving for more.
We, at Nerdles, know your inner “nerd” has been asking for anything and everything about Tony Stark, the talented, genius philanthropist, who wears the high-tech weaponized armor of his own creation to protect earth from dangers of both foreign and local origins. We have taken the liberty of filling that “void of wanting” that has kept you coming back to the site. So please be warned that some of what we’ll be divulging may be spoilers leading to the first of Marvel’s Phase 2 plan.
In an interview over at Bombad Radio (courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com), Marvel Studios stuntman Andrew Lawden might have spoken a little too much about some tasty details of both “Thor: The Dark World” and “Iron Man 3” which one can just connect together with some nitty-gritty research (not to worry for we’ll do that for you). Though his statements aren’t really official, they don’t seem that far-fetched since they match well with my storyline prediction of the movie and make sense based on some of the official pictures released and of the teaser trailers.
Mr. Lawden stated:
“Well, there’s going to be a big fight sequence with “The Mandarin”, who’s the main villain, which will involve none other than forty (40) different Iron Man suits. There’s an amazing rescue where “The Mandarin” basically wants to bring down the American government and kill the President, and he launches an attack on Air Force One. All of them – the President and his men and staff – get sucked out of the plane, and Iron Man rescues them by forming this amazing human chain in the sky.”
“There’s some pretty spectacular stuff that goes on. There’s an amazing sequence where he has this rooftop house that he builds to store all his Iron Man suits, and it gets attacked by The Mandarin and these gunships. I was shocked to discover there are like forty Iron Man suits written into this feature in various ways…so that’s going to be pretty impressive. But apparently he needs this Iron Man army to go up against The Mandarin’s forces.”
Upon further inspection of the official images & trailers and of the stuntman’s interview, it all made complete sense alright! The shot that had Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) holding Tony’s Iron Man helmet amidst the rubble showed the aftermath left behind by “The Mandarin’s” (Ben Kingsley) attack on the Stark estate. In the last frame of Teaser #1, Iron Man swooped down unto a bunch of people in mid-air (victims from the attack on Air Force One) to rescue them; while Teaser #2 showed what looked like Tony walking with only one shoe on the remnants of what used to be his beautiful home (oh no! Jarvis with all the other gadgets destroyed!).
Totally devastated and stripped down to his bare essentials, I’m sure Tony Stark finds a way to create and utilize all 40 suits to his advantage against the mystical powers of “The Mandarin” because of his 10 magical rings.
When I think about my storyline prediction, how can Tony Stark wear all 40 suits in the movie if he’s out-matched by 10 magical rings? He can’t wear one piece of armor after the other because it would result in just one man battling an evil tyrant who hones the power of the unknown. The process would just repeat itself if Stark puts on another suit after the previous one becomes damaged from the onslaught of the antagonist. The methodology there wouldn’t suffice for the desired attempt of dethroning the villain nor would the actual concept of having all 40 suits appear in a 2-hour long movie.
It’s simple then. If you recall in “Iron Man 2”, the mad genius counterpart, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) manages to control all the other suits by remote, right? Well, there you go! My two cents on how the 40 Iron Man suits come to life and come to assist Tony Stark in his mission of putting a halt on “The Mandarin’s” reign of terror.
So what did you think? Do leave a comment and I’ll be happy to get back to you on whatever inquiries you have about “Iron Man 3”.
Below are some of the cast and crew involved in “Iron Man 3”:
• Tony Stark aka “Iron Man” — Robert Downey Jr.
• Pepper Potts — Gwyneth Paltrow
• “The Mandarin” — Ben Kingsley
• James Rhodes aka “War Machine” — Don Cheadle
• Happy Hogan — Jon Favreau
• Jarvis — Paul Battany
• Aldrich Killian — Guy Pierce
• Chen Lu aka “Radioactive Man” — Xueqi Wang (refer to my storyline prediction)
Here are the Official Trailers for Iron Man 3 (ESPECIALLY THE FULL-LENGTH TRAILER)! Enjoy!
Photo/s Courtesy of Iron Man 3 / Marvel Studios / Paramount Pictures