The production of "Iron Man 3" was back to its saddle after Robert Downey Jr. recovered from an ankle injury he sustained in mid August. On Monday, October 1, the crew members of the film were seen preparing for a filming session in Miami. During the process, a brand new suit for Iron Man was photographed on the set along with an Iron Patriot armor.
The said suit was none other than Mark XLVII, which had been rumored to be Tony Stark's new trusty armor in the third film. The gold-dominated attire was snapped getting placed next to Iron Patriot, which was said to be an upgraded version of James Rhodes' War Machine, at what appeared to be a motorbike parking lot in Dania Beach.
In a number of other pictures taken from the set of "Iron Man 3", Downey Jr. was seen relaxing with his wife Susan and baby boy Exton. He was spotted sporting bandage on his left ankle when arriving at the Florida set, which was transformed into a phony beach-side restaurant called Neptune's Net.
To open in the U.S. on May 3, 2013, "Iron Man 3" will be loosely based on Warren Ellis' six-issue "Extremis" comic book series, which presents a new origin story that focuses on nanotechnology. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle and James Badge Dale are joining Downey Jr. in the casting department.
Speaking of Tony Stark's new armor, back in September, Latino Review shared spoilerish details of the much-talked-about Mark XLVII suit. The site said that Tony [SPOILER ALERT!] would be able to "control multiple armors in battle" from the cockpit of Mark XLVII. Thus, he basically has the other armors on his side to fight against the Extremis mercenaries.