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Ahead of this afternoon’s Iron Man 3 presentation at Comic-Con International, Marvel has unveiled the first look at “the next evolution of Tony Stark’s signature armor” from the hotly anticipated sequel. Convention attendees can see the suit firsthand at the Marvel booth (#2329).
Directed by Shane Black from a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce (No Heroics), Iron Man 3 is loosely based on the 2005-2006 “Extremis” story arc by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov in which a criminal is injected with a nanotechnological drug created by the U.S. military in an attempt to replicate the Super-Soldier Serum, triggering a mutation that grants him superhuman abilities.
Opening May 3, 2013, Iron Man 3 stars returning cast members Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau, joined by largely unconfirmed new additions Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale and Ashley Hamilton.