Iron Man 3 new character photos and details

Marvel reveal the Extremis link in Iron Man 3 with 9 new character pictures and descriptions

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1. Ellen Brandt (Stephanie Szostak)

“Brandt is a facially scarred Extremis soldier/assassin. A physically enhanced woman with deep-seated anger and a sadistic streak, Brandt enjoys using her exceptional strength to hurt and maim her enemies.”

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2. Eric Savin (James Badge Dale)

“Savin is Killian’s main henchman and the muscle behind the Extremis group. He is intimidating both in size and strength and is a stone-cold killer, willing to commit any act that Killian demands, no matter how heinous.”

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3. Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau)

“Happy is the trusted bodyguard and chauffeur in charge of protecting Pepper Potts. More of a friend than an employee, Happy always has Tony’s back too, even when the eccentric billionaire doesn’t think he needs him. Steadfast and loyal, Happy would do anything to keep Pepper and Tony safe.”

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4. Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce)

“Through his privately funded organisation, AIM, Aldrich Killian created a team to further research and develop the Extremis virus, which imparts unusual levels of strength and resiliency to human subjects.”

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5. The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley)

“Mandarin is the sinister head of the terrorist organisation known as The Ten Rings, from which all the acts of extreme terrorism plaguing the world appear to emanate. Although he is reclusive, Mandarin wields great power and makes his presence known by striking fear in the government and the populace through his brazen plans of attack.”

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6. Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall)

“Beautiful Dr Maya Hansen is a brilliant botanist whose work helped create the game-changing biological process called Extremis. Her discovery has the power to change the human body, but it could be very dangerous if misused.”

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7. Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow)

“Pepper has progressed from Tony Stark’s assistant to the head of Stark Industries, pausing along the way to fall in love with Tony as well. Bright, loyal and honest, Pepper understands Tony Stark more than anyone and sometimes that can be both a worrisome and a dangerous thing.”

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8. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes (Don Cheadle)

“Rhodey is the liaison between Stark Industries and the US Air Force. He is one of Tony Stark’s few trusted friends and, most of the time, has the patience to deal with the impulsive genius. Rhodey has a new suit of War Machine armour in a red, silver and blue patriotic design. When suited up, Rhodey becomes Iron Patriot.”

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9. Ton Stark (Robert Downey Jr)

“Eccentric genius, billionaire, philanthropist Tony Stark is the armoured superhero known as Iron Man. Decompressing from his heroic, near-self-sacrificial action as Iron Man that saved New York City from annihilation, Tony finds himself unable to sleep and plagued by worry and trepidation. When his world is destroyed and those closest to him threatened, Tony must find a way to save them – and in the process find himself again.”

Iron Man 3 is in cinemas 24 April 2013. You can buy the Iron Man 1 & 2 Blu-ray Double Pack for £21.75 on Amazon.co.uk.