Iron Man 3 is the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first in "Phase 2", as well as the third film in a proposed Iron Man trilogy and the first film since the crossover film The Avengers. In the film, Tony Stark (Iron Man) is up against a new enemy called The Mandarin. The film was released April 25th, 2013, and was made available in 3D. Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau all reprise their roles in the film. Joining the cast are Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale and William Sadler. The film is directed by Shane Black.
In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark tries to recover from posttraumatic stress disorder caused by the events of The Avengers, while investigating a terrorist organization led by the mysterious Mandarin.