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Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film, the third installment of the Iron Man film series and the seventh installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the second MCU film to get at a billion dollars at the box office. It takes place after The Avengers, where Tony Stark deals with his PTSD as a terrorist known as the Mandarin is on the rise. Reviews were mixed-to-positive with most reviews being divided on the Mandarin reveal. It had Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany and Jon Favreau returning from their roles in the previous Iron Man films with Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery/The Mandarin, Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian and Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen.


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  • Big Bad: Aldrich Killian.
  • The Cameo:
    • Stan Lee appears as a beauty pageant judge.
    • Bruce Banner appears in The Stinger.
    • Ho Yinsen appears during the beginning.
  • Christmas Episode: The film is set during Christmastime 2012.
  • Disc One Final Boss: The Mandarin, actually Trevor Slattery who used the Mandarin persona.
  • Distant Prologue: The beginning is a flashback to 1999, where Tony Stark attends a New Year's Eve party.
  • Oh Crap: Stark says this word for word as his jets for his suit stop before he lifts off.
  • The Reveal: The Mandarin is a persona adopted by washed-up British actor Trevor Slattery and Aldrich Killian.
  • The Stinger: Tony Stark's narration in the film happens to be Stark talking to Bruce Banner, who he believed is his therapist.
  • Trigger: Stark has these moments whenever the Battle of New York was mentioned.