Audi's First Electric Supercar To Feature In IRON MAN 3

Parting ways for a custom Acura NSX in Marvel's The Avengers big assembly, an Iron Man 3 set photo has revealed playboy Tony Stark will be reunited with the Audi R8; the 1st all-electric one in fact!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 10/26/2012


Despite reports that Marvel's playboy billionaire Tony Stark will get a sleek new 2014 Bugatti Veyron for his third solo cinematic outing, a photo recently surfaced via GTSpirit, picturing Robert Downey Jr. on the Iron Man 3 set alongside his beloved Audi R8. However, this is no ordinary Audi. Judging by the graphic imprinted on its windshield, this is Audi's first Electric supercar, the R8 E-Tron. The supercar's inclusion in the Shane Black-directed movie is a actually a surprise because it was reported just days ago that Audi was cancelling plans to develop the all-electric R8 E-Tron for mass production. So, in a way, the Audi R8 E-Tron is being featured in Iron Man 3 exclusively.

Anyhow, this news doesn't exactly debunk reports that Stark will be seen behind the wheels of 2014 Bugatti Veyron. However, given that Tony parted ways with Audi for a customized Acura briefly in Marvel's The Avengers, it's great to know the two are being reunited. What do you think?











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 & 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 & DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing & Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee & Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film hits May 3, 2013, & is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 10/26/2012, 8:36 PM
YES! TOO SEXY!
Jolt17 - 10/26/2012, 8:39 PM
Hey, Stark...

TheAbomination - 10/26/2012, 8:46 PM
The Mandarin will probably blow that up too. Hope it's not like Iron Man 2 and the Avengers where he just drives the car for a couple of brief shots.
Chloefornication - 10/26/2012, 8:53 PM
"the world greatest superhero"

Don't make me laugh. He's not even a superhero in the movies.
superotherside - 10/26/2012, 8:57 PM
Nice car Mr. Stark.
JorLBola - 10/26/2012, 8:58 PM
wow that's a sexy car! also Tony :p
Akercocke - 10/26/2012, 9:03 PM
Thank God he went back to real cars.
GuardianAngel - 10/26/2012, 10:06 PM
"This isn't a car!" Watch it just be another suit.
TheEnd - 10/26/2012, 10:52 PM
THAT LOOKS LIKE THE AVENGERS TOWER SET
TheEnd - 10/26/2012, 10:52 PM
OR THE STARK TOWER
StrangersInTheNiiiight - 10/26/2012, 11:30 PM
You guys do realize that the "World's Greatest Super Hero" is all opinion.
figuresmaniac - 10/27/2012, 12:28 AM
He gets better toys than Bond
JerBear - 10/27/2012, 12:46 AM
@toiletbowl
Batman is, at best, second greatest. Superman will ALWAYS be the world's greatest superhero. #2 is a toss up between Batman, Spidey and Cap.
ParisSun - 10/27/2012, 1:07 AM
I'm not even a big fan of DC, but Superman will always be "the world's greatest superhero". He is the Christ like hero, here to save the world. Batman is not even in his zip code or even universe for that matter. So please give it up Nolanites. And that goes for all other superheros. And again, Superman is not even a favorite of mine but any self professed comic book fan knows Superman is the first and greatest super hero of all time.
ProNoob - 10/27/2012, 1:45 AM
no the greatest is Squirrel Girl
FrankieDedo - 10/27/2012, 1:56 AM
guys. get a life...god, you are on a comic book movie site whining on who is the greatest superhero...wow this world is totally going nuts!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/27/2012, 2:13 AM
it's all in the details and I love this! Good idea!
RedSkull667 - 10/27/2012, 2:42 AM
Batman is over rated. Only his fans or better say cock suckers call him that
RedSkull667 - 10/27/2012, 2:43 AM
And Superman is world's greatest hero followed by Spiderman. Batman is just another douchebag, he sucks and his fans make me feel ashamed as a comic book fans.
Jollem - 10/27/2012, 4:00 AM
"worlds greatest superhero"?

that's a bit much, audi

rdjr. can over-hype himself on his own quite well, thank you :)
ManofSteel22 - 10/27/2012, 4:06 AM
I bet it's powered by an arc reactor lol
JohnTom88 - 10/27/2012, 4:20 AM
Batman is not the world's greatest superhero. He is a city hero, because his action is very much relegated in Gotham City. Just like Spider-Man.

So it's a toss-up between the DC super-alien and Marvel "Leonardo Da Vinci of our time" human with hypertech. Between Superman and Iron Man.
XavierLehnsherr - 10/27/2012, 5:07 AM
I never thought growing up that Iron Man, much less the Avengers, would be up there leading the way for comic book movies alongside Batman, Spider-Man, & The X-Men, making hundreds of millions of dollars.

I stand corrected.
sameoldthing - 10/27/2012, 6:38 AM
Forget about an electric car...Tony needs to build a car powered by an "Arc Reactor".
All other vehicles would be eating dust!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/27/2012, 6:53 AM
@Xavier Lenhnsherr's account ^right there with you & it's awesome!

A buddy and I used to spend summers drawing our own comics on stock typing paper my dad would supply from work and after Total Recall, Terminator 2, Predator 2(Darkhorse books helped), the Rocketeer and that Corman Cap film whose poster sat for a frickin' year outside our local theatre taunting us that a @Xavier

I remember leaving the theater from T2 and thinking with a buddy of mine that comic book films are on the horizon; hell the t-1000 was basically Silver Surfer(I got excited for the '87 relaunch). We saw Predator 2, THe Rocketeer & Total Recall together. He'd stay at my house for 4days at a time(his parents lived outside town)& we'd draw comics all summer long. We'd merely discuss the panels before diving in, and they always turned out. We did a low budget Punisher film that could be compared to Edgar's Dead Wright on VHS. That facet of comics to screen always stuck with me. I never thought we'd get Iron Man because of the Rocketeer.., funny eh?

I can remember the Burton quality Cap movie poster that Corman was to deliverer: LMAO! That was before the intertubes people and that's I truly think is the reason I go for the fantastic as reality with these comicbook films. Sounds like I'm not a true fan, eat it, I love the Marvel films, but think of the original SW trilogy. What imprinted that to me is the fact that it seemed like a tangible, existing world. I like the James Marsden concept of what if a guy could shoot beams from his eyes & how would the world react to that. That is good stuff guys! I'd love to see a mo-cap Alex Ross version of the JLA, but until that day, I like the plausiblity or reality with my superheroes. It doesn't have to be Nolan(he's good & gets unneeded guff) territory, but something close, with color. Done deal. I'll take $400,000, I want the rest on screen. :P
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/27/2012, 6:55 AM
*that's why

(connection is bugging for some reason.., hmm)
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/27/2012, 6:58 AM
..and of course I'd fight to stay as close to source as possible, but if it just won't work cinematically, I wouldn't force it. Marvel got lucky, 'cause all the Avengers worked and had good solo films. The 2011 releases had a producer stench, but were still great!
figuresmaniac - 10/27/2012, 8:54 AM
Stark looks younger than he was in the Avengers
MutantEquality - 10/27/2012, 9:37 AM
Awesome just awesome. 

He's kinda the only name in green energy right now."

What I love about the Iron Man movies among other things is the random tech. Not just the suits but all the random stuff. What Star Trek showed us is that if you create it for film, people will create it in real life. Replicators, communicators, tractor beams and even 3D chess have been made reality because it was in a medium that people love. 
 Here hoping we get interactive holograms, more electric cars, HUD video games and sustainable energy ala arc reactor. Awesome. 
Name - 10/27/2012, 10:16 AM
RDJ still loks good for late 40's and hasnt significantly aged since the first ironman film but if marvel are wise they'd film Avengers 2 and 3 back to back because he'll be 50/1 and if he looks the same as now they could cast a 40 year old as his replacement and get away with Tony not deaging. I only say this as i wouldnt want tony stark to get too old becasue i wouldnt want any area of the mctobe rebooted theres no need. I'm a bit worried that they're going to waste ruffalos god years because banner shouldnt be really old either
Moakynubs - 10/27/2012, 11:08 AM
It'd be cool if they made a Stark Resilient like in the Matt Fraction story.
Joe6Pack74 - 10/27/2012, 2:29 PM
Please, that sucks. Give me dinosaur gas or give me death.
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/28/2012, 9:56 PM
Remember the guy in Airplane that was in the control tower that used to pop in with the most literally accurate answers to the insane dialogue of the film? :P That guy ruled! Joe6Pack74 made me think of his recap of history starting with the dinosaurs! :P


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