Iron Man 3 (titled onscreen as Iron Man Three) is a 2013 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010), and the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Shane Black from a screenplay he co-wrote with Drew Pearce, and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stéphanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, William Sadler, Miguel Ferrer, Jon Favreau, and Ben Kingsley. In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark wrestles with the ramifications of the events of The Avengers (2012) during a national terrorism campaign on the United States led by the mysterious Mandarin.
After the release of Iron Man 2 in May 2010, director Favreau chose not to return for a third film. Black was hired to write and direct the sequel in February 2011, working with Pearce to make the script more character-centric, focus on thriller elements, and use concepts from Warren Ellis’s “Extremis” comic book story arc. The film’s supporting cast, including Kingsley, Pearce, and Hall, were brought on throughout April and May 2012. Filming took place from May 23 to December 17, 2012, primarily at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina. Additional filming took place around North Carolina as well as in Florida, Los Angeles, and China; an extended version of the film specifically for Chinese audiences was created. Seventeen companies provided the film’s visual effects.
Iron Man 3 premiered at the Grand Rex in Paris on April 14, 2013, and released in the United States on May 3, as the first film in Phase Two of the MCU. It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for its action sequences, Black’s direction, and Downey’s performance, though there was criticism for its portrayal of the Mandarin. The film was a box office success, grossing over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing film of 2013 and the sixteenth film to gross over $1 billion. It finished its theatrical run as the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time, while its opening weekend was the sixth-highest of all time. The film received Best Visual Effects nominations at the Academy Awards and the BAFTA Awards.
In 2006, Cameron stated that if Avatar (2009) was successful, he would consider making two sequels. In 2010, he said the sequels would proceed as planned as a result of the film’s widespread success. The sequels were originally scheduled for release in December 2014 and 2015. He included certain scenes in the first film for future story follow-ups. Cameron planned to shoot the sequels back-to-back and to begin work “once the novel is nailed down”. He stated that the sequels would widen the universe while exploring other moons of Polyphemus. The first sequel would focus on the ocean of Pandora and also feature more of the rainforest. He intended to capture footage for the sequel at the bottom of the Mariana Trench using a deepwater submersible. In 2011, Cameron stated that he was just starting to design the ocean ecosystem of Pandora and the other worlds to be included in the story. The storyline, although continuing the environmental theme of the first film, would not be “strident” since the film will concentrate on entertainment. The sequels were confirmed as continuing to follow the characters of Jake and Neytiri in December 2009. Cameron implied that the humans would return as the antagonists of the story. In 2011, Cameron stated his intention to film the sequels at a higher frame rate than the industry standard 24 frames per second, to add a heightened sense of reality.
In 2013, Cameron announced that the sequels would be filmed in New Zealand, with performance capture to take place in 2014. An agreement with the New Zealand government required at least one world premiere to be held in Wellington and at least NZ$500 million (approximately US$410 million at December 2013 exchange rates) to be spent on production activity in New Zealand, including live-action filming and visual effects. The New Zealand government announced it would raise its baseline tax rebate for filmmaking from 15% to 20%, with 25% available to international productions in some cases and 40% for New Zealand productions (as defined by section 18 of the New Zealand Film Commission Act 1978).
Cameron mentioned a possible third sequel for the first time in 2012; and was officially confirmed the following year. Cameron was then looking to release Avatar 2 in 2015, but later that year, production was rescheduled for 2014, with the film to be released in December 2016, and to be followed by the two other sequels in 2017 and 2018. By 2015, the scheduled release dates for the sequels were each delayed by another year, with the first sequel expected to be released in December 2017; this was due to the writing process, which Cameron called “a complex job”. The following month, Fox announced a further release delay. In February 2016, production of the sequels was scheduled to begin in April 2016 in New Zealand. In April 2016, Cameron announced at CinemaCon that there will be four Avatar sequels, all of which will be filmed simultaneously. The four Avatar sequels share a $1 billion budget (e.g. $250 million each film).
New crew members include cinematographer Russell Carpenter, who worked with Cameron on True Lies (1994) and Titanic (1997), and Aashrita Kamath, who will act as art director on all four sequels. Kirk Krack, founder of Performance Freediving International, worked as a free-diving trainer for the cast and crew for the underwater scenes. Several creatures that were first introduced in the Walt Disney World theme park attraction Avatar Flight of Passage were featured in the film.
In 2019, after several media outlets shared rumors of potential titles for the Avatar sequels, including the name Avatar: The Way of Water, Cameron confirmed that the titles mentioned were “among titles that are in consideration” but had not been finalized at the time.
In 2022, Cameron said that about ten minutes of “gunplay action” were cut from the film as he was no longer inclined to “fetishize the gun”, although he is known as an “action filmmaker”.
- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man:
An Avenger and a self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with mechanical suits of armor of his own invention. Stark now struggles to come to terms with his near-death experience in The Avengers, suffering from anxiety attacks. On making a third Iron Man film, Downey said, “My sense of it is that we need to leave it all on the field—whatever that means in the end. You can pick several different points of departure for that.” On following up The Avengers, Downey said they “tried to be practical, in a post-Avengers world. What are his challenges now? What are some limitations that might be placed on him? And what sort of threat would have him, as usual, ignore those limitations?” Screenwriter Drew Pearce compared Tony to an American James Bond for both being “heroes with a sense of danger to them, and unpredictab[le]” even if Stark was a “free agent” instead of an authority figure like Bond. He also likened Tony to the protagonists of 1970s films such as The French Connection (1971), where “the idiosyncrasies of the heroes is what made them exciting.”
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts:
Stark’s girlfriend, longtime associate, and the current CEO of Stark Industries. Paltrow says of her character’s relationship to Tony, ” adores Tony, but she absolutely gets fed up with him. He gets caught in a feedback loop.” Kevin Feige commented on Pepper’s role in the film: “The love triangle in this movie is really between Tony, Pepper and the suits. Tony, Pepper and his obsession with those suits, and the obsession with technology.” Feige also stated the film uses the character to play with the damsel in distress trope, and posits the question, “Is Pepper in danger or is Pepper the savior?”
- Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / Iron Patriot:
Stark’s best friend and the liaison between Stark Industries and the U.S. Air Force in the department of acquisitions. Rhodes operates the redesigned/upgraded War Machine armor, taking on an American flag-inspired color scheme similar to the Iron Patriot armor from the comics. Feige said of Rhodes and the armor, “The notion in the movie is that a red, white and blue suit is a bold statement, and it’s meant to be. With Rhodey, he’s very much the foil to Tony’s eccentricities, and in this one you get to see this and be reminded of the trust and friendship between them in that great Shane Black buddy-cop fashion.” In the film, the president asks Rhodey to take up the moniker “Iron Patriot,” and don the red, white, and blue suit, in order to be the government’s “American hero” in response to the events in The Avengers.
- Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian:
The creator of the Extremis virus and the founder and owner of the science and development organization Advanced Idea Mechanics who adopts the mantle of the Mandarin as his own. Killian develops Extremis to cure his own debilitating disability; in addition to his regenerative healing qualities, he has superhuman strength and the ability to generate extreme heat. Prolonged exposure to Extremis also grants him the ability to breathe fire. Pearce felt he was “a little more experimental” in the roles he was taking in his career, and was not keen on appearing in a superhero film, but felt his role in this film was “cameo stuff” which was a more enjoyable experience because he was “working in concentrated spurts”. Pearce described Killian as a man with physical disabilities who has “never been able to accept those limitations” and works to overcome them, continuing, “His tenacity and blind determination in fighting for a better life are seen by some as irritating, as he often comes across as obnoxious.” Black felt that Pearce ultimately is the Mandarin in the film, and that Marvel worked with him “to come up with these crazy things, these far out ideas” that divert from established expectations from the comics.
- Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen:
A geneticist whose work helped Killian create Extremis. Hall said Hansen would be a “strong female character,” and described her decision to take the role, saying, “I decided to do Iron Man 3 because I’ve never done the ‘hurry up and wait’ movie before. Even the studio movies I’ve done have been small studio movies, or indie films that we made on a wing and a prayer. I love those, but Iron Man is refreshing in a way because it’s something out of my realm of experiences.” Hall confirmed her character’s role was greatly reduced in the final film, saying, “I signed on to do something that was a substantial role. She wasn’t entirely the villain—there have been several phases of this—but I signed on to do something very different to what I ended up doing.”
- Stéphanie Szostak as Ellen Brandt:
A war veteran who becomes an assassin after her exposure to Extremis. Describing Brandt, Szostak says, “… [Extremis] was a second chance at life. We talked about what you feel like and I think it almost makes you a fuller version of who you are, all your weakness and your qualities—just everything gets enhanced. I saw it as very freeing, almost you become your true-self and your fantasy-self all at once.” The writers originally envisioned Brandt as Killian’s main henchman, who would return throughout the film to fight Tony, but eventually, that role was reassigned to Eric Savin.
- James Badge Dale as Eric Savin:
Killian’s Extremis-powered henchman. Dale stated that his character in the film was “loosely based on” the comic version of the character. According to Dale, “Ben Kingsley is the mouthpiece. Guy Pearce is the brain. I’m the muscle.”
- William Sadler as Matthew Ellis: The President of the United States, named after Warren Ellis, who wrote the “Extremis” comics arc that primarily influenced the film’s story.
- Miguel Ferrer as Rodriguez: The Vice President of the United States.
- Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan:
Tony Stark’s former bodyguard and chauffeur who now serves as Stark Industries’ head of security department. Favreau, who served as both actor and director on the previous two Iron Man films, said participating in the new film was “like [being] a proud grandfather who doesn’t have to change the diapers but gets to play with the baby.”
- Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery:
A British actor whom Killian hired to portray the Mandarin, a terrorist persona in jammed television broadcasts in which he is depicted as the leader of the international terrorist organization the Ten Rings. Kingsley was filming Ender’s Game when he was cast, and said that, “Quite soon I’ll be with everybody and we’ll be discussing the look and the feel and the direction of the character. It’s very early days yet, but I’m so thrilled to be on board.” On his performance, Kingsley stated: “I wanted a voice that would disconcert a Western audience. I wanted a voice that would sound far more homegrown and familiar—a familiarity like a teacher’s voice or a preacher’s voice. The rhythms and tones of an earnest, almost benign, teacher—trying to educate people for their own good.” The Mandarin was initially set to appear in the first Iron Man film, but he was put off for a sequel as the filmmakers felt that he was “too ambitious for a first [film].” On the character, Feige stated, “The Mandarin is [Iron Man’s] most famous foe in the comics mainly because he’s been around the longest. If you look, there’s not necessarily a definitive Mandarin storyline in the comics. So it was really about having an idea.” Shane Black explains Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin is not Chinese in the film as he is in the comics in order to avoid the Fu Manchu stereotype: “We’re not saying he’s Chinese, we’re saying he, in fact, draws a cloak around him of Chinese symbols and dragons because it represents his obsessions with Sun Tzu in various ancient arts of warfare that he studied.” The filmmakers also cited Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now as an influence for the character. The videos where the Mandarin gives historical background to the attacks expressed how it emerged as the product of “a think tank of people trying to create a modern terrorist.” Thus the Mandarin “represents every terrorist in a way”, from South American insurgency tactics to the videos of Osama bin Laden.
May 1, 2013
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