Rebecca-Hall-in-Iron-Man-3Iron Man 3 set the Internet alight last month with the release of an epic first trailer. We thought we were getting a ninety-second tease, but Marvel came straight out the gate with a full-on trailer that is utterly immense.

Kicking off Phase Two in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in style, the studio have now released four hi-res new images, including our first look at leading lady, Rebecca Hall, as well as a close-up of the Iron Patriot, as worn by Rhodey (Don Cheadle).

“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. naturally takes the lead once more as Tony Stark / Iron Man, with a fantastic cast starring alongside him, headed up by Gwyneth Paltrow, Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, and Ben Kingsley, with Paul Bettany expected to reprise his role as the voice of JARVIS.

Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is behind the camera in Favreau’s place, directing from a script he co-wrote with the rising writer, Drew Pearce (Sherlock Holmes 3).

Iron Man 3 will be released in 3D on 26th April, 2013 here in the UK, followed by a 3rd May release out in the US. I can’t wait. This is going to be by far one of the best films of 2013. For now, here are the great new images, which you can click through to enlarge.