Iron Man 3

Question: When the Mandarin shoots the guy on the TV broadcast, is it real or fake?

Answer: It was fake. I believe at one point later in the movie you see him shaking hands with the guy after shooting him, showing they staged it. Remember, he is an actor.

lionhead

Question: Who is the vendor or manufacturer of that pull-up bar stand that Tony Stark is using near the beginning of the movie? And where could I get one?

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Answer: An independent guy from the UK called Ian. He's made over 3000 of his product and creation "hot gym".

Question: Is this movie set in December 2012, six months after the events of The Avengers movie, or December 2013? The newspaper handed to Tony in the garage is dated December 24, 2013.

Michael Zurich
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Chosen answer: Iron Man 3 is set in December 2013, but at no point in The Avengers that I can recall was it ever stated to be 2012; that's just the year it came out, not necessarily the year it was set, so in-film continuity would suggest the Avengers is set in 2013.

Phixius Premium member
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Question: Why does the newspaper Harley hands Tony in the garage have the date of Dec 2013? I thought these events took place six months after New York?

Mzurich
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Chosen answer: The Battle of New York was never specified to take place in 2012, we just know that the film came out then. Based on the newspaper we can assume that the battle was in June 2013, rather than some time in 2012 as many would have previously assumed.

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Question: How is it this takes place after Avengers, yet Tony's home can get blown up on national TV after which he is then presumed dead, yet not a peep from not only the Avengers but S.H.I.E.L.D. either? Something that big happening should warrant a very strong response, but...nothing.

Answer: Nothing that's shown. Just because the reaction isn't mentioned in the films doesn't mean it didn't happen.

Jason Hoffman
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Question: When Jarvis comes back on, he says to Tony "I do quite well for a _____, but at the end of a sentence I say the wrong cranberry." What was he saying?

Chosen answer: He says "I seem to do quite well for a stretch, but at the end of a sentence I say the wrong cranberry".

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Question: Why didn't Tony use the House Party Protocol when his home was being attacked?

Answer: He is very arrogant. He either did not believe anyone would attack (and therefore did not prepare his other suits) or assumed his most recent prototype would be sufficient to fend off the attack.

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Question: After Tony does his opening narration, a song plays as the Paramount and Marvel logos play. What is the song playing?

Chosen answer: "Blue (Da Ba Dee) " by Eiffel 65.

Brad Premium member
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Question: How would Aldrich Killian or Eric Savin know how to program or how to remotely control the Iron Patriot (War Machine armour) to deliver President Ellis to Killian at the impounded damaged oil tanker? Surely only the pilot or maybe JARVIS could control the armour?

StreetHAWK76

Chosen answer: This isn't the suit Rhodes took from Tony in Iron Man 2. It's a new suit, developed by AIM, Killian's company. That is why he was able to reprogram it to bring the president to him.

Friso94
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Question: Was the kidnapped official supposedly shot by the Mandarin a part of the whole extremis plot? I'm pretty sure Trevor didn't actually shoot him in the head for real but he's never mentioned again after his supposed killing.

Gillbillvolume1

Chosen answer: Most likely, to preserve the illusion to Trevor, his gun held blanks and he did not really kill anyone. However, the official would be too dangerous a witness to be left alive, so Killian would have his goons drag him out and execute him in secret after the taping.

Twotall
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Answer: Watch the end credits. When Ben Kingsley's credit appears there are brief shots of the official getting up and shaking hands with the "Mandarin."

Answer: Alternatively, the official was in on the plot and was just a really good actor.

Question: Can someone explain the exact function of the ARC reactor in Tony's chest, because it seems to vary from movie to movie? Sometimes it powers the magnet keeping the shrapnel out of his heart (1,3 & Avengers), which is why he throws it away after surgery. However sometimes it appears to be powering his heart directly (1), yet he can go for short periods of time without it (2). Mainly, however, isn't it required to power the suit (1 & 2). The Iron Monger needed one (1), Whiplash & War Machine both needed one (2), but Tony's suits in 3 & Avengers appear to work even when he's not in them?

Answer: In all of the movies, it is keeping the shrapnel out of his heart. In the second one, he is suffering from poisoning, a side effect from having palladium in his chest. The reason he can go for a short period without it, is because the shrapnel won't sink into his heart immediately when he takes it out. The discomfort he experiences in 1 when it's removed seems mostly do do with the fact that Pepper removes something she shouldn't have. The power of the suit is a different story. The suit in the first movie (Mark I, II and III) are all powered by the reactor in his chest. The Mark IV is difficult to guess, but the Mark V (suitcase), VI and VII (Avengers) all have a separate power core, and the suits in Iron Man 3 are all powered independently as well.

Friso94
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Question: How could surgeons remove the shrapnel from Tony's chest when they were unable to before?

Answer: Advances in technology. Throughout the film series, we've seen improvements being made to technology, so it's entirely reasonable, particularly with Stark turning his considerable intellect towards the medical field in order to remove the Extremis infestation from Pepper, that he could have determined a safe method of finally removing the shrapnel.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Character mistake: When Harley asks Tony what the light is coming from his chest, Tony responds "an electromagnet." Harley replies "What does it power?" An electromagnet is not a source of power. The arc reactor is the power source which powers both the electromagnet (to keep Tony safe from the shrapnel near his heart) and the Iron Man suit. (00:43:25)

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Tony Stark: I've dated hotter chicks then you.
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Tony Stark: Sweetheart, that could be the name of my autobiography.

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Trivia: Once again, Stan Lee makes his usual cameo. This time, he appears as a judge at the Christmas pageant. (01:03:50)

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