10 new 'Iron Man 3' revelations
Tony Stark will be in a state of near-seclusion at the beginning of the film
After being confronted with a horde of mind-blowing new realities in last year's "The Avengers," Stark is essentially forced to reassess his position in the hierarchy of the universe - a state of reflection that doesn't exactly have a healthy affect on his psyche, as we'll see in "Iron Man 3's" first act:
“Not only did he encounter all of those crazy characters with hammers and capes and shields and gamma-radiated strength, but a portal to another world opened above his head," said Feige. "Tony Stark is a very scientifically minded guy, who thought he was at the cutting edge of science and suddenly learned in those brief moments at the end of 'The Avengers,' that there is an infinite amount that he doesn’t know.
"I think that made him feel small in a certain way and I think even encountering those other Super Heroes in The Avengers made him feel like he was not the most powerful person in the world, which I think Tony likes to feel like he is. He may be the smartest person in the world, but not necessarily the most powerful. So when we meet him at the beginning of Iron Man 3, he’s using the suit as a shell almost. It is a shell to shield himself from all of this new information, this new influx of reality that is crashing around him. At the same time, as tends to happen in good movies, another villain arises. And suddenly, when he’s sort of at a state where he’d much rather stay in his lab and work on his suits, something happens that forces him to get out of his house, to get out of his lab and even in some cases, get out of the suit, to confront this new evil. “