New IRON MAN 3 Behind-The-Scenes Images Featuring Construction Of The Suits

New IRON MAN 3 Behind-The-Scenes Images Featuring Construction Of The Suits

Hit the jump to check out some new behind-the-scenes images released by special effects studio, Legacy Effects. They feature the construction of the armors used in Shane Black's Iron Man 3.

"The funny thing is, not much of the final suit is actually metal. In fact, they are comprised of many different materials, such as fiberglass, plastic and silicone. In addition to making these suits as convincing as possible as metal machines, our goal is to make sure the actors are comfortable inside them. The suit can’t look stiff or respond to the actor’s movements in a clunky way. They need to offer a full range of movement, and comfort so as not to inhibit the actor’s performance. Each piece of the suit is then grown on our 3D printer, and sent to the shop for molding and casting." - Legacy Effects

Click Here To Read More About Legacy Effects' Process

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, from a screenplay written by Drew Pearce. The film opened in theaters May 3, 2013. It 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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