By Sonya Magett, EnStarz | Jul 16, 2012 05:45 PM EDT
Comic-Con held a Marvel Comics panel and revealed new details about the next Marvel studios movie, "Iron Man 3."
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sat on the panel with director Shane Black, "Iron Man 3" stars Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle, and the director of the first two films, Jon Favreau.
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According to MTV Australia, the third installment of the hit franchise "Iron Man 3" is set for release in May 2013, "Thor: The Dark World" is scheduled for November 2013 and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is due out in April 2014. A newly adapted Marvel title, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is scheduled for August 1, 2014.
Here is the teaser logo that was introduced at Comic Con:
The director of the first two "Iron Man films", Jon Favreau will not direct the third film. Instead, he will appear as an actor in the third installment, playing "Happy Hogan" which he did in the first two. Shane Black of "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" is set to direct.
Comicbook.com revealed the following:
Iron Man gets new armor: Marvel added a brand new set of armor to their display booth. In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark will be getting a brand new set of armor that has a lot more gold than the armor from previous movies.
The stars won't go to China: Disney had previously announced that part of Iron Man 3 would be set in China, director Shane Black revealed that he and the main cast and crew won't actually be going to China to film.
Alcoholism will not be an issue: There have been several reports that one of the sets is at a bar, director Shane Black denied that alcoholism would play a big role in the film. Downey Jr. even added, "He's got the plug in the jug."
The casting of Stephanie Szostak: Stephanie Szostak of "The Devil Wears Prada" will play an as yet unnamed female character.
According to Collider.com, Gwyneth Paltrow reprises her role as fiery redheaded love interest Pepper Potts and Don Cheadle is back as the cool Rhodey/Wat Machine. New additions to the cast including Australian actor Guy Pearce ("Memento", "Prometheus") as Aldrich Killian, Rebecca Hall ("'Vicky Cristina Barcelona", "The Town") as Maya Hansen.
The biggest revelation was the casting of Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley ("Gandhi""Schindler's List", "Sexy Beast", "Hugo") as The Mandarin.
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