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Iron Man is constantly tinkering, and each suit evolution gets a new name - Mark 1 was built in the cave in the mountains, Mark 2 was built in his lab and has tech to deal with the icing problem etc. In this scene, he is developing the Mark 42 suit (https://ironman.fandom.com/wiki/Mark_42). The suit can arrive in multiple pieces that can slot on ...


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My theory goes with the assumption that He could have removed the shrapnel at any time after coming back to the States Bear with me. Imagine, you're Tony Stark. You're told by a genius scientist that he can't remove a piece of shrapnel due to sterilization and equipment purposes. You become dependent upon the mini-arc reactor that you put inside your ...


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What Tony is injecting are the Subcutaneous Implants for controlling Mark 42, otherwise known as: JARVIS: Mark 42, inbound. Tony: I'll be damned. The prodigal son returns. Source: Springfield! Springfield@ - Iron Man 3 The Mark 42 also features the unique ability to control itself when Tony Stark isn't inside his suit or when Mark 42 is A.I-...


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Director/writer Shane Black has a thing for Christmas, e.g. Lethal Weapon The Last Boy Scout The Long Kiss Goodnight Kiss Kiss Bang Bang take place during the Christmas season. In this inteview he explains: If you're doing something on an interesting scale that involves a whole universe of characters, one way to unite them is to have them all undergo a ...


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The post credits scene just suggests that Tony is telling the whole story to Bruce. And Bruce is not present in the story and it's a stand-alone Iron man film, so showing other Avengers in it kills off its stand-alone feel. As for Tony's offer to work with Bruce, it seems rejected as he is not with Tony in the whole story. Here are Kevin Feige's words on ...


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Feige recently took to Twitter to engage with fans, touching upon S.H.I.E.L.D.’s absence in IM3, amongst other things: S.H.I.E.L.D. was very busy, as will be revealed in future films. - Kevin Feige It’s hard to tell from that tweet whether there was a plan from the start for this ‘revelation’ about S.H.I.E.L.D.’s absence, or whether Feige ...


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Actually, the second time Pepper kicks a missile, possibly the "ex-wife", to Killians face. Adding that to the damage he took when the armor self-destructed, suposedly overloads his healing factor.


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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said in November 2012: Iron Man 3 doesn't feature any of the other Avengers, or Nick Fury showing up, or any of those world-blending conceits that the Phase One films had. You have to keep in mind that Iron Man 3 had been in the works for almost a year, year and a half before The Avengers was released. We're ...


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The remainder of the movie makes it clear that he's talking about the Vice President. However, the VP is not Killian's boss, he's Killian's "patron". Killian is actually calling the shots, and the VP acting as a "puppet leader" on his behalf. You'll note that, when Rhodes tries to warn the White House that someone is going to try to abduct the president, he ...


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That saying means, essentially, that it's just as productive to learn from someone else's mistake as it is to be the pioneer. Tony Stark is the pioneer, but Killian took Maya Hansen's Extremis virus and took that to the next level. It was just a way for Killian to say that he and Stark are peers, whereas Stark seems to think just about everyone else is ...


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The key part is "wreckage of his house". All the suits were in the vault, which were underneath his house. After Mandarin's attack, the vault was buried in rubble. After the attack, the rubble from the attack was cleaned up. By the end of the film, that had progressed far enough that the vault's doors were accessible again (we get a glimpse of this once ...


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Yes - if you wait right until the very end of the credits, there's a sequence involving Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner. It's just a little joke though and not part of the main plot. Otherwise, no other Avengers appear.


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Most likely at then it was done on purpose, sorta like those pranks you see in teen high school films/series where the geeky guy gets called out to some location only to get stood up or something just an embarrassing happen (ie. sprinklers going off). In the flashback at the start of the film we see a young Killian who's rambles, stumbles and looks like ...


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All parts of Iron Man's suit can act like an independent robot. So it's possible for Jarvis to control one body part (glove) to act differently than the other Iron Man parts. And it is never mentioned that the new Iron Man suit can only be summoned to/by Tony. If you remember, he sent the suit to Pepper to protect her. So it seems possible to me.


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We were previously shown that those altered by Extremis aren't immortal. Tony killed one on the airplane by blasting out his heart. I think the assumption in that situation is that without a heart to feed blood to the rest of your body you'll die. When Killian was blown up the first time, he took a lot of damage, but it seems that his body mostly stayed ...


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As Tony demonstrates the ability to remotely control his own suits in the movie, it's not beyond reason to assume that the same would be possible with the Iron Patriot, thus rendering it an effective if rather unconventional prison.


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A press release reported on by EW.com on October 18, 2010 states: Disney, Paramount Pictures, and Marvel Studios have announced via press release that Iron Man 3 will be released in on May 3, 2013. This suggests that Iron Man 3 was always intended to be a late spring tent-pole picture in keeping with the previous releases. We can only speculate the reason ...


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To provide actual evidence, earlier in the film, first there is the voicemail that Tony leaves for Pepper: [Back at Tony's house, which is now surrounded by emergency rescue and news reporters, Pepper stands alone and looks at one of Tony's shattered Iron Man helmets, she notices a red flashing light inside the helmet and as she puts the helmet on she ...


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The idea is that Iron Man 3 closes a major chapter, or set of chapters, of Tony Starks life. This chapter started when he was first taken hostage and the shrapnel was embedded in his body. One of the themes of this movie is dependence. Tony has been dependent on the suit, on the reactor in his chest, for a long time. After all of the events in IM1, 2, ...


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While the “technical” in-universe answer is he’s injecting subcutaneous implants to control the Mark42 armor, Stark performs many technical tasks they don’t show us on screen. The entire Iron Man 3 storyline is about addiction - Tony is addicted to his legion of suits, all the baddies are addicted to Extremis... Showing Tony “shooting up”, basically, is a ...


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Watching the scene again, it's quite clear the fire-breathing moment was the result of a purge required after sustained use of extremis' exothermic capabilities. After applying extreme heat through his palms (for what is inferred to be some time), Rhodes is ejected from the suit. Killian seems to struggle for a few moments in an attempt to contain the ...


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Pulling from the The Comic Board Forum (and from IM3), we know that: December 31, 1999, Tony Stark learns about Extremis from Maya Hansen. October, 2006, Aldrich Killian injects himself with Extremis. February, 2008, Killian goes on to find new recruits (including Ellen Brandt, Chad Davis, Eric Savin, and Jack Taggert) to test Extremis on. Some of the ...


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Given he's both a playboy billionaire, and previous movies have shown he manufactured his suits himself, I'd say it's safe to assume he fabricated them using his own resources. He came out to the public as Iron Man at the end of the first film, so he doesn't really need to be completely covert when it comes to building these things, and can easily afford his ...


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This formula was the problem that Dr. Hansen needed to solve to fix the flaws with the Extremis virus. As you saw in the movie, many people who are subjected to the virus reject it and die violently. Dr. Hansen's attempts to solve it always failed, but she knew Tony Stark was smart enough to do it. So the whole plot of the movie was her and Killian ...


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Tony's central concern with the government's attempts to appropriate the Iron Man armor was borne out of their intentions with the program: To weaponize the technology, and to create an army of the machines. Having being a former arms manufacturer, Tony is well aware of the Military Industrial Complex embedded within US politics; and having been enlightened ...


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To answer simply, no, the kid is not based on any existing Marvel characters before. However, I believe the character was added by Disney to make the film more kid-friendly, to have a character that children can identify with. If I was not mistaken, at the time of the release, the character was poorly received, as with Mandarin's different take (an image, ...


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This is the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula. It demonstrates the difficulty in extending exponentials beyond strictly numbers to include things like vectors. Specifically in quantum physics it describes "quantum entanglement" which is (in general) still a largely unsolved problem. As it appears here this equation seems to be written as to explain the ...


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The suits were under the command to engage and eliminate all Extremists. The suits considered Pepper too as an Extremist as she had been injected with the virus. Therefore, the suits would try to destroy her rather than save her. And, IMO issuing a new command to save Pepper Potts would had taken time and moreover be seen as an ambiguous instruction by the ...


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