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Scroll down to see what the critics are saying about Stark's return to the movie screen, and keep your eyes on Marvel.com as well as the official Iron Man Facebook page and @Iron_Man on Twitter for the latest news and updates!
"[Director Shane Black's] work here isn't just skillful--it's fast and furious. He wires each scene for maximum intensity, and the result is that rarity, a superhero thrill ride with something at stake." - Entertainment Weekly
"Downey is great in this film....Every second he’s onscreen, whether he’s wearing one of his magical metal suits or walking armed with only his wit into a tavern, he commands the moment." - Chicago Sun-Times
"Downey is at his superhero genius best here, rattling off dialogue both clever and boilerplate with non-repetitive aplomb." - The Hollywood Reporter
"'Iron Man 3' is an atomic-powered Exhibit A of how to keep a superhero franchise from rusting out. It sharply fuses the humor and heart of the earlier films with a satisfyingly heavy-metal strength — and a darkness that’s more than earned." - New York Daily News
"Stark now probably succeeds Chaplin as Downey's key creation as an actor, loosing off funny lines with virtuoso skill, throwing away gags and delaying punchlines." - The Guardian
"...it feels like Black’s been given carte blanche by Marvel to do his thing. The result is a swinging caper with wit, balls, heart and exploding baubles." - EmpireOnline.com
"Sit back, relax. Let this film be told to you. You are seriously in the best possible hands." - AintItCool.com
"Whether it’s the utter annihilation of our hero’s Malibu beach house, a Tennessee bar brawl that sees a suitless Stark having to rely on his own wits for a change, an attack on Air Force One or a shipyard showdown, the action beats are often excitingly executed..." - Film.com
"The self-described 'genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist' has always been the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s life and soul (and mouth); but put him in the hands of incoming director/co-writer Shane Black, and he propels this fourth IM outing like a nuke-fuelled rocket." - TotalFilm.com
Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, "Iron Man 3" is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic super hero Iron Man, who first appeared in the pages of TALES OF SUSPENSE #39 in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 in May of 1968.
"Iron Man 3" is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
In addition to "Iron Man 3," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Thor: The Dark World" on November 8, 2013; "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4, 2014; "Guardians of the Galaxy" on August 1, 2014; the untitled "Marvel's The Avengers" sequel on May 1, 2015; and "Ant-Man" on November 6, 2015.