Iron-Man-3-Character-Poster-Don-CheadleWe saw him donning a suit as War Machine back in Iron Man 2, and this time around Don Cheadle is getting a whole new outfit when Iron Man 3 lands in just a few months’ time.

The film is by far one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year, and the odds are looking very good that Marvel’s Phase Two will be getting off to an immense start.

The studio recently launched a brilliant extended TV spot following the Super Bowl. And now they’ve given us a great new character poster with Cheadle front and centre.

“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?”

Robert Downey, Jr. is of course taking the lead once more as Tony Stark / Iron Man. And he’ll be joined by another awesome cast, headed up by Gwyneth Paltrow, Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Wang Xueqi, and Ben Kingsley, with Paul Bettany reprising his role as the voice of JARVIS.

Shane 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 on 26th April here in the UK, with its US release date set for a week later on 3rd May. This is definitely going to be one of the highlights of the year, and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to its arrival. Whilst we wait, here’s the great new character poster, with Cheadle donning the Iron Patriot armour. This is going to be epic.