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Iron Man 3 preview Thursday, May 2, 2013 20 | On the cover Thursday, May 2, 2013 Thursday, May 2, 2013 18 | On the cover On the cover | 25 hursday, May 2, 2013 On the cover | 27 Black's great On your Marks comeback Mark XXXIII Mark XXXV From Gandhi to Mandarin "The Silver Centurion" "Red Snapper" Has a protective force field, allowing it to attract or repulse objects; can fire pulse cannons that build in intensity the further they travel Disaster-rescue suit; survives in dangerous places; has extendable arms and claws The armour count jumps to 42 in Iron Man 3 from just 7 in Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Avengers combined. Here's the lowdown on all the prominent Marks. Ben Kingsley stars as the main antagonist and one of Iron Man's biggest arch nemeses, The Mandarin Mark XL "Shotgun" War Machine v2.0 High-velocity suit; designed for hypersonic speeds; can travel in excess of Mach 5 It was Downey Jr who helped the director get back on his feet Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley talks about his turn as the bad guy in New Orleans," says the actor, who then approached the film with the same artistic dedication he's shown in all his work. "It was very enjoy- able to watch how the characters are not Robert Downey Jr. is back as industrialist Tony Stark, out to save the world from the man they call the Mandarin making "a really unique adventure film" within the Marvel framework. An upgraded version of the battlesuit with more firepower than its predecessor Rhodey, Don Cheadle's character, has had a fractious relationship with Tony up to this point, but Black seems to have gone to town on it in a way that's remi- niscent of his prior work. A substantial differ- ence, though, between Black's earlier success, Lethal Weapon, and Iron Man, is the tone and the language. Black says Marvel was overseeing him all the way, but he pushed it. "Tony's not gonna suddenly turn up as a drag queen, but Marvel are willing to take reasonable risks, and I respect them." - Guardian News & Media Ltd Unknown* Mark XV* "Sneaky" Most probably a later version of the 'Heartbreaker' Stealth suit; virtually invisible to enemy Like Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man 3 director Shane Black was a one- He's won an Oscar (and been nominated multiple times), Gold- en Globes, BAFTAS and the Padma Sri for roles from Gandhi stereotypical. They are really layered. I'm very inspired by Robert and Gwyneth, in particular." And he's got high praise for the super- hero sequel. "It's not your usual copy of a copy of a copy. There is some- thing original about the, dare I use the word, intelligent, ap- proach to this film. Therefore, I was really delighted to join the group." Mark XVII early-warning systems; chrome coloured coating "Heartbreaker" time Hollywood golden boy who'd hit the skids. In 2011, Robert Downey Jr, who Black had earlier cast in Kiss Artillery-level Repulsor Technology (RT) suit; able to fire blasts and changes to match environment generate a shield Kiss Bang Bang, came knocking. "I owe a debt of thanks to Robert for to Bugsy to Fagin in Oliver Twist. But Ben Kingsley, by his own admission, had not watched either Mark XXXIХ Mark XLI* "Gemini" of the Iron Man films - until he was hired to play the bad guy. "When I heard from Shane Black [director], I hadn't in fact seen trusting me enough to guide a greenlit movie. It got me up and working again," Black said. When Marvel signed him, the company al- ready had an idea of the direction it wanted to go in. Post-Avengers, things were to be scaled back, reminding audiences of who Tony Stark was away from all the suits and toys. Black says he relished the challenge of "Bones" Sub-orbital suit; for otherworldly journey; has removable boosters and Skeleton suit; a lighter black and gold version of a full Iron Man suit; built for speed and manoeuvrability Ladies, children, sheep... Some people call me a terrorist. I zero-gravity thrusters Gwyneth Paltrow reprises her role as Iron Man's love interest, Don Cheadle dons the Iron Patriot armour, out to assist Tony Stark in his fight for good Iron Patriot The redesigned government-approved War Machine armour Courtesy Marvel Studios Iron Man or Iron Man 2. So he very kindly sent me a wonderful pack- age of drawings, graph- ics, Marvel comics, artwork, and of course the two movies, which I watched while I was filming another film consider myself a teacher. Lesson number one: Pepper Potts GO ON LINE GO ON LINE Guy Pearce is Aldrich Killian, an 'Extremis' geneticist who decides to test his technology in a more nefarious way Heroes, there is no such thing." AN ARMOURED AFFAIR Mark Mark XLII Read the full story on gulfnews/ Read the full story on gulfnews/ "Extremis armour" XXXVIII "Igor" Not actually designed for battle; created for heavy lifting - The Mandarin Based on rumoured reports and comic book comparisons Made out of separate pieces that can be summoned with just Tony Stark's thoughts The price` of heroism In Iron Man 3, out today, Tony " Stark's world is torn apart by a foe, leading him to create a whole new set of armours. Here's a guide to his suits. Big budget blockbusters Ever wondered what the cost of being a superhero is? We do not have superpowers but we do have technology. Supposing this kind of high-tech gadgetry and weaponry existed in real life, how much would one be spending to become Iron Man? By Dwynn Ronald V. Trazo and Hugo A. Sanchez -400m- The Iron Man franchise always has an enormous budget and the films always pay off with huge box office returns -500m -300m- 三 《 三 三 -200m- $2,000 Hip-mounted battery packs Mark I The original armour Mark III Mark IV Mark V Mark VII Costs will vary with each armour and upgrade but here's a general guide. Did you know? 10 Mark II Mark VI 2 $400,000 Anti-personnel shoulder guns + Laser reading systems + Almost instantaneous wearability + Over 90 mini-missiles + Additional 4 thrusters + Twin 3-barreled lasers + Anti-armour missiles + Upgraded repulsors + Supported by J.A.R.V.I.S. artificial intelligence + Holographic display inside helmet + Pressurised helmet for high altitude + Aerodynamic control of flight patterns + Repulsors in hands + Missiles in forearms + Supersonic flight + Powered by vibranium; doesn't poison the user + New core with particle accelerator + Mini-missiles on wrists + 6-barreled shoulder missile launchers + Built from scrap + Fuelled by an + Fits into a suitcase + Weighs 15kgs (approx.) + No robotic help required $140m $585.2m + Pressurised helmet Iron Man 3 $500,000 Flare deployment system for high altitude + Aerodynamic control of flight patterns + Repulsors in hands + Missiles in forearms + Supersonic flight production budget (2008) box office earnings Iron Man 3 was originally budgeted at $140m, but after The Avengers became a huge hit, Marvel Studios and Disney upped it to $200m to allow director Shane Black to make the best movie he could. 4 $1,500,000 Anti-tank wrist missiles arc reactor + 2 flamethrowers + Rocket launcher + Rocket booster + Already bullet-proof to wear armour 5 $2,000,000 Stabilising/manoeuvring jets + Enhanced flight system + Extensive sensors + Overlapping titanium strips cover exterior + Repulsors in hands 6 $2,000,00o Back/shoulder ailerons $623.9m- Iron Man 2 $200m 7 $3,800,000 Boot mounted repulsor jets box office earnings (2010) production budget Robert Downey Jr. had previously starred in Shane Black's film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He spoke highly of Black replacing Jon Favreau, saying "bringing in Shane Black to write and direct the film is basically the only thing that 8 $10,000,00 Gold-titanium exoskeleton Hypothetical cost Hypothetical cost Hypothetical cost Hypothetical cost Hypothetical cost Hypothetical cost Hypothetical cost $0 $80,000,000 $119,000,000 $120,000,000 I 9 $36,000,000 Arc reactor nuclear source $400,000,000 $130,000,000 $500,000,000 4 10 $54,100,000 Helmet with holographic HUD -200m- Favreau and the audience and Marvel and I Appeared in Iron Man Appeared in Marvel's The Avengers - 500m- -300m· could ever actually sign off on." Appeared in Iron Man 2 -400m· Sources:,,,,, Images: Marvel Studios, supplied Dwynn Ronald V. Trazo and Hugo A. Sanchez/©Gulf News Sources:,,,,, Images: Marvel Studios, supplied Sources:,,,,, Images: Marvel Studios, supplied Dwynn Ronald V. Trazo and Hugo A. Sanchez/©Gulf News -700m 600m-

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The two previous Iron Man films were a box office hit so I told our Tabloid editor that we'd do a special infographic preview on the third. I asked my colleague, Hugo A. Sanchez, to do this with me si...


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