The holidays are exciting for most Americans, some get to celebrate Christmas, others get to light candles during Hanukkah and some get to beat drums during Kwanzaa. Well, Marvel has decided to join the festivities by releasing a new holiday-themed image from their upcoming Iron Man 3.
In the photo, character Tony Starks, played by Robert Downey Jr, looks up to the words that reads “Happy Holidays from Tony Stark.” In hindsight, he isn’t really looking at the text but rather this is a scene from the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie, where he is lost in the woods without his superpowers suit.
In a recent interview, Downey recently talked about this scene and being trapped in the wilderness without his high-tech suit. He described it by mentioning that director Shane Black has a desire to drag Starks through major trials and tribulations. “I think Shane’s gone for a dark feel in this movie. It’s a lot grittier and goes back to its comic-book roots,” the actor told Nuts UK magazine. “It’s shaped into a really special movie—and Shane has been instrumental in that.”
Iron Man 3 finished filming last month and is slated to hit theaters May 3, 2013.