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The first Iron Man 3 trailer will be released on October 23 and now the studio has released the full synopsis for the film which reveals that Tony Stark is headed for a world of destruction by the hands of his enemies.

Do you feel that? Yeah…it’s the promotional juggernaut that is Marvel Studios and their next comic smash hit Iron Man 3.

With Robert Downey Jr. becoming arguably the most bankable star in Hollywood, they’re going to be throwing out the cash to promote the next Iron Man film and we can’t blame them. Just yesterday they started an official Facebook promotion to get fans involved in unlocking the trailer which will finally be released next Tuesday. The more “Likes” the official Iron Man Facebook page gets, the quicker we will get a sneak preview of the Iron Man 3 trailer.

Today, we get our first look at the official Iron Man 3 plot synopsis, which tells us quite a few things about the new film. From Tony Stark’s personal world being destroyed (rumor: his house gets blown up), to embarking on a “harrowing” quest to protect those closest to him (Pepper). He ends up asking the question: “Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?”

Check out the official synopsis below:

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of Tales of Suspense (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with The Invincible Iron Man (#1) in May of 1968.

Iron Man 3 is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Looks as though Tony Stark will be struggling to find himself once again and looking to protect the ones he’s closest to. Iron Man 3 appears to be shaping up nicely and with new director Shane Black on board, we’re looking forward to seeing how Tony Stark’s life progresses and what we can expect from a post-Avengers Iron Man.

Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3, 2013.

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