Rebecca-Hall-in-Iron-Man-3Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 is hands down one of our most anticipated films of the year, no question. The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will open up Phase Two, following the immensity that is Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, which seriously raised the bar last year for comic book movies.

We’ve complete faith that Black will be bringing us more awesomeness and then some in Iron Man 3, and we can’t wait for it to hit.

This weekend, Marvel will be releasing a new look at the film during the Super Bowl – we got our preview of the new footage earlier in the week, followed by an awesome new poster.

And if it’s anything like the epic first trailer that debuted back in October, we’ve got another awesome video coming our way this weekend. And ahead of the new footage, the studio have released a great new image of Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen.

“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 donning the suit once more as Tony Stark / Iron Man. And joining him and Hall is a superb cast, headed up by Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Wang Xueqi, and Ben 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, with Black directing from a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce (the upcoming Sherlock Holmes 3, Godzilla).

I’m a big fan of Hall and her work, and love her in everything I’ve seen. So naturally, I’m really looking forward to seeing here in a full-blown blockbuster like this.

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 3rd May. This is going to be one of the best films of the year, and I can’t wait for it to arrive. For now, here’s the great new image. Be sure to come back on Sunday for when the Super Bowl TV spot debuts.