Iron Man 3 Film: It is an American superhero movie based on the character of the Marvel comic character of the same name. It is directed by Shane Balck and produced by Kevin Feige.
Plot of the Movie
Iron Man 3 is set at a time when Tony Stark/Iron Man has to fight with an enemy named Mandarin whose powers have no boundaries. On this journey to fight evil, Tony decided to first find out who is responsible for everything happening around him in which he got to know ow some shocking truths.
At San Diego Comic-Con International in the year 2012, a new armor from the Iron Man film was put on display on the convention floor. A panel was organized in which the makers discussed the making of the movie in which some footage of the movie was shown.
In the month of January 2013, Marvel released two comics written by Christos Gage and Will Corona. Similar to the first two films, this time also Audi again repeated her role of product placement and has done quite a great job.
Iron Man 3 Released
Iron Man 3 was officially distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. However, in China, it was distributed by DMG Entertainment. The world premiere of the film was organized at Grand Rex in Paris and the date was April 14, 2013. In the United States, the movie was released on May 3, 2013. The film was released in 46 countries between April 22 and 14.
After the release of Iron Man 2, a dispute between Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Studios arose as both the companies wanted the distribution rights of the upcoming Iron Man 3. On come on a conclusion, Walt Disney Studios said they are ready to pay $115 million against the worldwide distribution.
The Cast of the Film
Following is the list of the star cast of the movie along with the name of the characters played of them:
- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts
- Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / Iron Patriot
- Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian
- Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen
- Ty Simpkins as Harley Keener
- Stéphanie Szostak as Ellen Brandt
- James Badge Dale as Eric Savin
- Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan
- Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery
- Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S., Stark’s AI system
- Ashley Hamilton portrays Taggart
- William Sadler plays President Ellis
- Miguel Ferrer plays Vice President Rodriguez
Box Office Collection
Iron Man 3 was developed with a budget of $200 million. Talking about its worldwide collection, the movie managed to generate $1.215 and in North America only, the film generated $409 million and $805.8 from other territories.
Iron Man 3 outgross both of the prequels combined. Iron man 3 comes in position 5 when we talk about the highest-grossing film in the world of all time and the second-highest coming from the marvel universe.
Iron Man 3 Filming
The shooting of the movie started on May 23, 2012, in Wilmington, North Caroline and at that time the working title was Caged Heat. This time cinematographer decided to shoot the film using digital cameras. This is the first time that cinematographer John Toll would work with high-tech digital cameras.
Initially, they shot the film with Arri Alexa cameras. On June 4, 2012, the makers moved to Cary, North Caroline to shoot the remaining parts of the film, at the Epic Games Headquarters.
On IMDB, Iron Man 3 is rated 7 out of 10. On Rotten Tomatoes, it is voted 79% fresh. “With the help of its charismatic lead, some impressive action sequences, and even a few surprises, Iron Man 3 is a witty, entertaining adventure and a strong addition to the Marvel canon,” the website’s consensus said.
Rafer Guzman from Newsday said, “the anti-Batman, all zip, and zingers. He’s also, suddenly, rather family-friendly. Some of the movie’s best moments are shared by Stark and latchkey kid Harley (Ty Simpkins), who mock their budding father-son relationship while acting it out.”
Kenneth Turan from The Los Angeles Times said, “changing this billion-dollar-plus franchise’s tone for the better while keeping the same actor as Tony Stark. There is quite a bit of Black’s trademark attitude and humor here as well, things like a throwaway reference to the sci-fi classic Westworld and a goofy character who has Tony Stark’s likeness tattooed on his forearm. Black and company throw all kinds of stuff at the audience, and though it doesn’t all work, a lot of it does and the attempt to be different and create unguessable twists is always appreciated.”
In this movie, Chris Townsend worked as the visual effects supervisor. The movie consists of about 2000 visual effects. Chris has worked with 17 studios before signing the Iron Man 3.
“Invariably we’d shoot a soft suit with Robert then we’d also put tracking markers on his trousers. He would also wear lifts in his shoes or be up in a box so he’d be the correct height—Iron Man is 6’5,” said Chris Townsend.
Iron Man e is scored by Brian Tyler. Brian signed the film in the month of October 2012. Brian while talking about Iron Man 3 said that he was approached more for the thematic scores just like The Greatest Game Ever Played, Annapolis, and less for modern action scores like the Fast and Furious.
Do You Know?
Following are some hidden facts about Iron Man 3 you have no idea of:
- Easter Eggs are seen referred to many times in a lot of films in the Marvel Comis Universe. You must have noticed that in the movies characters lose their limbs quite a lot.
- Mandarin costumes are quite similar to the costume of Raza from Iron Man.
- Mandarin’s neck tattoo is also similar to the shield of Captain America.
- Robert Downey Jr. has taken martial arts classes, especially for his role as Iron Man/Tony Stark.
Iron Man 3 is the great film ever made. This film has managed to amaze the audience and also is one of the highest-grossing films ever made. However, to some viewers, it might feel like a little disappointment as the story here is a little different from the previous two movies.