As a gift to the countless fans who are waiting for Iron Man 3 to arrive in theaters, Marvel has unleashed a brand new photo onto the internet.
Released on Twitter in time for the holidays, the latest image from the third installment in the superhero franchise finds Tony Stark standing in the middle of a snowy forest. “Happy Holidays from Tony Stark” is festively written across the top of the picture. You can see the photo in question below.
According to E! Online, the shot was lifted from a scene in director Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. The sequence reportedly finds Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) lost in the wilderness without his handy outfit.
The official plot synopsis reads as follows:
“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?”
According to Screen Rant, star Robert Downey Jr. said the next installment in the successful franchise will be a bit different than its predecessors.
Tony Stark himself had this to say about Shane Black’s sequel:
“I think Shane’s gone for a dark feel in this movie. It’s a lot grittier and goes back to its comic-book roots. It’s shaped into a really special movie – and Shane [has] been instrument in that.”
The aforementioned image has been included below.
Iron Man 3 stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, and Ben Kingsley. The film is slated to open on May 3, 2013.