IRON MAN 3 Concept Art Featuring The Attack On Tony Stark's Malibu Mansion

IRON MAN 3 Concept Art Featuring The Attack On Tony Stark's Malibu Mansion

Conceptual illustrator, Rob McKinnon, helped to visually developed key story sequences in Shane Black's box office hit, Iron Man 3. One such sequence, was the attack on Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) Malibu mansion. Hit the jump to check it out.

The website, Film Sketchr, has nabbed an interview with Rob McKinnon. Rob is one of the many talented artists that lent his skills to the making of Iron Man 3. Below you can read an excerpt from the interview and see some of his IM3 artwork.

Film Sketchr: While every design you do for a movie is a thrill, was there something special you remember designing for this film?

Rob McKinnon: The helicopters that attack Stark's house are my favorites. Initially, the helicopters were going to be helo-jacked Army Apache gunships. However, there was a pretty cool design opportunity here. So we decided to come up with gunships disguised as civilian news and tour copters. It was fun, but very challenging. These copters had to be armed to the teeth, but couldn't be exposed until the moment of a surprise attack.

So I came up with the concept that the cabin doors crack open like stabilizer wings exposing the mounted armament. I thought if they could pull this off, it would be a kick a$$ moment in the film.

I saw it in the trailer, and I teared up like a little girl with a skinned knee! There's nothing like watching a drawing or painting come to life.

Even after 10 years in this biz, I'm still awed by it.


Rob also worked on 300: Rise Of An Empire, and wanted to relay to readers that it IS a film that you/we should check out next year.

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?

Iron Man 3 was directed by Shane Black, and will hit theaters May 3, 2013! The film stars: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia Potts), Don Cheadle (Col. James Rhodes), and Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin.
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rbfn04 - 5/14/2013, 12:31 PM
Yes, TheGodKiller, cause it's impossible for someone to not have liked IM3 unless they are "trolls" or "haters" *rolls eyes*
CaptainAmerica31 - 5/14/2013, 12:37 PM
I thought it was "meh" better than 2 though
billnye69 - 5/14/2013, 12:39 PM
The stupidest thing about Ironman 3 was that at the end, it seemed like all his suits were made of garbage cans. They fell apart so easily. He fought Thor in one and it held up pretty good, not to mention the Aliens invaders and these fire guys can pull them apart like a sandwich. give me a break.
denotsip - 5/14/2013, 12:57 PM
i will say i was really exited to go see this movie. but, it turned out to be a little on the disapointing side. It was still a grea flick, but the trailer made the movie. Im not at all satisfied with the twist. i expected the mandrin resemble the comics at least a little bit. that was a complete redesign of what the mandarin was. Good movie still. i give it a B-... or a C+
bluehit - 5/14/2013, 12:57 PM
Lovers gonna love this shit
exe - 5/14/2013, 1:00 PM
They could have made this movie a lot better, but they didn't. It didn't look like a $200 million movie at all.
Tempo - 5/14/2013, 1:09 PM
I'm really tired of this movie...I can't wait when this movie will has finished in the theatres and nobody will not talk about it.
Tempo - 5/14/2013, 1:24 PM

Billior dollar club doesn't mean nothing,also Alice in Wolderland and Transformers hits more than 1B but nobody talk about it,I can wait for the new Marvel and DC release: Thor 2 and Man Of Steel only after that we will have new material to discuses.
Iron Man 3 is only a stupid comedy,the Mandarin is ruined,it make billion of dollars,Shane Black must go [frick] yourself,Intruder or Elguason or some other comic book heretic love this shit...ok but please let's move on!
datNAMEtho - 5/14/2013, 1:25 PM
There were certain things that were handled perfectly in IM3, the destruction of his home (pure visually seen) was one of those moments.
exe - 5/14/2013, 1:37 PM
This movie is just plain forgettable.
shamo - 5/14/2013, 1:58 PM
excellent art. shit movie.
JayTopStix - 5/14/2013, 2:05 PM
Amazing Movie, awesome twist
Tempo - 5/14/2013, 2:07 PM
Someone still going to trolling,they seems a bot with an automatic message generator.
Steelgoat - 5/14/2013, 2:53 PM
It wasn't the worst CBMs of all time, but it sure wasn't the best. I'd like an Iron Man IV just so they can end on a stronger, 5-star-like note, but that's probably just me on that opinion.

There was a lot in this movie that seemed to play great ideas off just for laughs; Tony's PTSD was something that could have gone a little deeper, a little darker. While they hit the mark a couple of times, the rest seemed as though it was just for comedic effect. I think PTSD from New York would have been something very new and bold for a CBM to explore, and there's no doubt that it would have struck a saliant chord with members of the audience who have seen loved ones come back from war 'different'. I don't think what Shane Black offered them a back-handed slap, but he certainly missed a golden opportunity to make it real.

And I'm still uncomfortable about the whole Mandarin-thing. I can see why they did it, and I think it would have looked great on paper, but if nothing else I think that Ben Kingsley offered us a real villain of gravitas, intellect and formidability that the franchise deserved -- I didn't mind so much that it was a sleight-of-hand, but again the reveal was too irresistable to be made fun of and cheapened it greatly. Another missed opportunity.

And the end... agh, I agree when some people say it devalued the power of the Iron Man suits. It was like Inverse-Ninja Law. We've seen one Iron Man take on a Leviathan, but a squadron of them can't take on a squad of fire-powered vets?

The closure of Tony and his heart-issues took me the most by surprise, and I hope it is something that pays off later on down the track. And I don't know about you, but it seems like a bit of a plot-hole that he knew the doctor who could help him out since the late-1990's but didn't think to give him a call when he was dying from palladium poisoning. It was an odd choice that I hope pays off.

Again, while it isn't the worst of CBMs (and I'm looking at you Green Lantern, Elektra, Fantastic Four), I felt it was the weakest entry in the Iron Man series by at least a small margin. It gave me new respect for Iron Man II, and I missed the heady themes of military-industrial complex, how Gods can bleed and of leaving behind a legacy.

Just my humble opinion.
GodzillaKart - 5/14/2013, 2:58 PM
Great film. IMO better than Avengers and 2 of the 3 Nolan Bat-films.
INFO - 5/14/2013, 5:46 PM
@Godzillafart are you serious i think you need to stop smoking dude smh....
JoeMomma29 - 5/14/2013, 7:09 PM
@ Nomis

I agree this movie will be remembered as one of the worst CBMs out there. You know that feeling where you loved a movie so much and you thought it was the best thing since sliced bread, but you watch it later and realize that it is crap! Yup that is how some fanboys will come to terms with this movie.

That being said congrats to IM3 for robbing people of hard earned money.
shamo - 5/14/2013, 7:24 PM
it's possibly better then Catwoman and Ghost Rider but thats about it.
MightOfMagneto - 5/15/2013, 12:30 AM
A fun movie and that's about it.
13Deadpool13 - 5/15/2013, 12:59 AM
All of these concepts were spot on. The mansion scene really got me excited for the movie. And Visually the movie had some incredibly stunning moments. But to be honest the movie was a big disappointment. I only have a few problems with the movie, however they are big ones. All in all i think the biggest downfall was that they tried to have too big of a twist. The bad guy they built up for half the movie turned out to be nothing more than a joke. And it all went down hill from there, it became campy. They tricked us... and did so in an untasteful manner.
cbizzy - 5/15/2013, 1:00 PM
Action Packed, Fun, True to most aspects of Iron Man except the official Mandarin, which actually makes him relevant to today's world, connects all three films to the Ten Rings terrorist organization that held Tony hostage & doesn't have Iron Man trying to figure out how to fight magic in a science-based trilogy.

If you have not seen Iron Man 3, do not let the negative comments control your opinion. Go see it & judge for your self. Haters are always going to hate. That's why they are nothing in the existence of the world & will never succeed to their full potential.

I have been in the comic book industry for over 10 years & I loved this movie. The haters of the Killian Mandarin unfortunately did not understand the concept of the Mandarin's irrelevance in the Iron Man films & some are just haters to be haters (particularly Nolanites). A good explanation of this is in another CBM article written yesterday (please read if you didn't like Iron Man 3.

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