All eyes are on Iron Man 3, as it is the next Marvel Studios movie. After the overwhelming success of The Avengers, Iron Man 3 has high expectations to live up to. At the Marvel Studios Comic-Con Panel, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, director Shane Black, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau appeared to talk about the film. Here are five things we learned from the new Iron Man 3 trailer and at Comic-Con.
Iron Man Gets New Armor – At the Marvel Booth at Comic-Con, several sets on Iron Man armor were on display. During the middle of Comic-Con, Marvel added a brand new set of armor to the display. In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark will be getting a brand new set of armor that has a lot more gold than the armor from previous movies.
The Stars Won’t Go To China – Disney had previously announced that part of Iron Man 3 would be set in China, but it was unclear if the movie would actually film in China. During a press conference, director Shane Black revealed that he and the main cast and crew won’t actually be going to China to film.
Alcoholism Will Not Be An Issue – While there have been several reports from Iron Man 3 shooting in North Carolina that one of the sets is a bar, director Shane Black denied that alcoholism would play a big role in the film. Downey Jr. even added, “He’s got the plug in the jug.”
Stephanie Szostak Is In Iron Man 3 – Numerous actors and actresses have been linked to Iron Man 3. Some have proven to be true, while many have proven to be false. In the Marvel Studios Panel, a new actress, who hadn’t been previously connected to the film, was revealed. Stephanie Szostak of The Devil Wears Prada fame will play an as yet unnamed female character.
Ben Kingsley Plays The Mandarin – For months, rumors have circulated that Ben Kingsley would be playing The Mandarin in Iron Man 3. Comicbook.com even had a source close to production that confirmed it for us, but the Iron Man 3 trailer at Comic-Con offered the first official confirmation. In the very last scene of the Iron Man 3 trailer, Ben Kingsley was shown dressed as The Mandarin.