The latest featurette for “Iron Man 3” reveals one of the movie’s money shots. It’s been said that Gwyneth Paltrow’s character Pepper Potts will have a bigger role in this movie, and here it’s confirmed that she will in fact wear the Iron Man suit.
But that’s not the only big reveal about her character. It’s also stated that Pepper and Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian used to work together prior to Pepper working with Tony Stark, and he is now trying to get her back in his life — seemingly romantically. Tony also used to be close with Rebecca Hall’s Maya Hansen, who gets more screen time in this featurette as well. Both Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan and Don Cheadle’s Rhodey will apparently have stronger roles in the upcoming movie than they have in the past.
“Iron Man 3” is based on Warren Ellis’ “Iron Man” comic book series “Extremis.” The flick is directed by Shane Black and also stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Wang Xueqi and Ben Kingsley.
Pearce’s Aldrich Killian creates a new breed of supersoldier with his Extremis serum in this movie. It’s unclear if he and partner Maya Hansen, played by Hall, opt to place the serum in the hands of terrorists and or give them to Tony Stark to help him create his Iron Legion army. Kingsley plays the movie’s central villain as The Mandarin. “Iron Man 3” will hit theaters on May 3, 2013.