Official Plot Synopsis For Iron Man 3 Revealed

While you wait for the first trailer for Iron Man 3 to hit the Web on Tuesday, why not check out the film’s full official plot synopsis? Straight from Marvel Studios via StitchKingdom, it teases a revenge-filled quest for Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark as he hunts down an enemy who has ‘destroyed his personal world’.

Check it out below.

Marvel Studios’ 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 on 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.

I can’t tell you enough about how excited I am for this film. Everything about it has me thinking that it will be a big step up from Iron Man 2 and this official plot summary has just added even more fuel to my anticipation.

Though the description of the plot is a bit vauge, I think it’s safe to say that the ‘enemy whose reach knows no bounds’ is Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin. Also, the lines referring to his ‘personal world’ being destroyed and ‘does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man’, could be referring to Stark’s Malibu mansion being attacked and his newest extremis armor respectively.

What do you think? Does the plot summary have you excited?

Iron Man 3 will hit theaters on May 23, 2013. Be sure to check back on Tuesday for our coverage of the trailer.