Marvel and the IMAX Corporation have announced Iron Man 3 will be digitally remastered into the IMAX 3D format for release internationally on April 25 and in North America on May 3. It will be the fourth Marvel film to receive the IMAX 3D treatment, after Iron Man 2, Thor and The Avengers.
"Marvel and IMAX are a perfect one-two punch and the 'Iron Man' franchise has become a global phenomenon that resonates with fans around the world," Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, said in a statement. "We look forward to moviegoers experiencing this highly-anticipated next installment of Tony Stark's latest adventures in IMAX 3D."
Directed by Shane Black from a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce, Iron Man 3 finds Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) on the trail of an enemy who has destroyed his personal world, and discovering the answer to the question, "Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?"
As Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed in a new interview, the film spins directly out of the events of The Avengers, with Tony retreating into his workshop to build advanced versions of his armor. "As he starts to realize, it’s basically because he doesn’t want to be out of the suit," Feige said."He’s seen a lot of things in Avengers and has encountered a lot of powerful people, much more powerful than he is.”
Iron Man 3 also stars returning cast members Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau, joined by newcomers Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale and Ashley Hamilton.