New set pic from "Iron Man 3" – Tony Stark ready to suit up

With “Marvel’s The Avengers” firmly established as the third highest grossing movie of all time on both the U.S. and worldwide fronts, Marvel Studios doesn’t want The Avengers fanbase to think they’re done with the Marvel comic book universe as it begins to lay the groundwork for Phase 2 of the Avengers Initiative.

First out the gate is the Armored Avenger that got the ball rolling in the first place — Iron Man — with “Iron Man 3.”  There’s been a few random announcements here and there and some unofficial set pictures, but here’s Marvel Studios first official photo from the set featuring Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) set to admire his hall of armor, which has gotten significantly more impressive since “Iron Man 2.”  In the comics, Stark has a vast collection of armors dating back from his original pieced-together from a war zone original armor to his latest, streamlined armor. The movie armor is a bit less diverse beyond the red and silver attire from “Iron Man 2” and the circular and triangle chest pieces of his arc reactor.

Courtesy Marvel Studios

“Iron Man 3” is set to be released May 3, 2013.