Gearing up for the May 4 premiere of Iron Man 3, Marvel has released a new international television spot and behind-the-scenes featurette for director Shane Black's sequel.
The former features an impressive amount of action crammed into a 30-second commercial, while the latter contains snippets of interviews with cast members Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall and Guy Pearce that don't reveal much more about the plot but do offer a little insight into the star's role in shaping the film.
"Robert was really interested in having Pepper do more in this movie," Paltrow says, which helps to explain we see Pepper Potts in Iron Man armor. Downey apparently also played a part in moving Cheadle's James Rhodes more into the spotlight. "We really wanted Rhodey to be able to match Tony in his bravado and his wit," Downey explains.
Iron Man 3 also stars James Badge Dale and Ashley Hamilton.