Hall's portrayal as the scientist who develops the Extremis virus looks younger than how the character is described in Marvel comics.
Marvel Studios has debuted a set of new pictures from "Iron Man 3". Among the newly-released stills, there is one that uncovers a very first look at scientist Maya Hansen, who is portrayed by "Lay the Favorite" star Rebecca Hall.
In the image, Hall's Hansen is featured sporting wounded makeup with gash on her forehead. She appears to be avoiding a danger that seemingly threatens her life. Other clues of what scene the picture is taken from are relatively unclear.
In Marvel comics, Hansen is the scientist who developed the Extremis virus alongside Aldrich Killian. The character is described as an adult, but Hall's portrayal looks much younger as she is seen in the still donning casual dress, jacket and sporty sneakers.
Aside from Hansen's first look, Marvel unveils some other new stills that give clear look at the Iron Patriot and Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. Another photo featuring Iron Man's broken faceplate is also unleashed by the studio.
In "Iron Man 3", Tony Stark will fight 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" will be released in the U.S. theaters on May 3, 2013.