Iron-Man-3-PosterThe countdown to the release of Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 is very much on, and my anticipation is growing day by day. My ticket has been booked for the UK release date at the end of the month for weeks now, and 25th April can’t come fast enough.

Everything we’ve seen from the blockbuster has been nothing but awesome. And smart money says that Black is going to kick off Phase Two to the Marvel Cinematic Universe perfectly.

Last week, we were treated to the first clip from the movie, along with the latest TV spot. And now Marvel have debuted another thirty-second spot, with The Mandarin continuing to speak out against the US.

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 naturally front and centre once more, reprising his leading role as Tony Stark / Iron Man. And he’s joined by another brilliant ensemble, led by Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Wang Xueqi, and Fan Bingbing, with Paul Bettany reprising his role as the voice of JARVIS.

Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) has taken over the helm from Favreau, directing from a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce.

Iron Man 3 will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 25th April here in the UK, with its US release date set for the following week on May 3rd. For now, here’s the latest TV spot to get you in the mood. I really can’t wait for this to land.

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