Iron-Man-3-Character-Poster-Ben-KingsleyIron Man 3 is without a doubt one of my most anticipated films of the year, for so many reasons. It kick-starts Marvel’s Phase Two, following the immensity of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. It has Shane Black at the helm. And, of course, it has Robert Downey, Jr. front and centre.

We’ve seen plenty of brilliant things from the upcoming blockbuster so far, with the Super Bowl TV spot giving the film a big push earlier in the month.

More recently, we’ve been treated to the first character posters for Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce. And now Marvel have released the next in the series for Ben Kingsley.

“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?”

Downey, Jr. is once more joined by an awesome cast, headed up by Gwyneth Paltrow, Cheadle, Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Wang Xueqi, and Kingsley, with Paul Bettany reprising his role as the voice of JARVIS.

Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is taking over the helm from Jon Favreau, directing from a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce (the upcoming Sherlock Holmes 3, Godzilla).

Iron Man 3 will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D this spring, with a UK release date set for 26th April and a US release date set for 3rd May. I can’t wait. This is going to be epic.