Countdown to ‘Endgame’: Our Favorite Moments from ‘Iron Man 3’

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We are only a few short weeks away from the premiere of Avengers: Endgame. And as the release date approaches and we reach the end of this journey, we want to look back on everything that brought us here. The heroes we watched struggle, grow, and save humanity over the last ten years and our favorite moments of their stories. We will be going through each phase in order, covering every movie leading up to April 26.

Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘Iron Man 3’. Courtesy of IMDb.

Next on our list is Iron Man 3. Released in 2013, this film follows the events after Avengers, and is the final installment of the solo Iron Man films.

Here are our favorite moments from Iron Man 3:

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I love that this film does not ignore what happened in Avengers, it shows Tony struggle with the outcome. He has panic attacks which result in him building many suits as comfort and reassurance. My favorite part is the end of the film when he destroys the other suits he made and says he will look at getting the core removed from his body because he is Iron Man without the technology. He believes that he is truly worthy of being a hero and part of the Avengers. – Sarah

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Out of all the Iron Man movies, this is my favorite as far as the portrayal of Tony and the path he has taken in all of the previous films. It might not be the best film when it comes to a portrayal of a “villain”, but in my opinion, the main conflict in this film is Tony battling his inner demons and trying to deal with the trauma of what happened in New York. Seeing a beloved character struggle is difficult, but seeing him persevere and overcome his struggles is inspiring, and that is exactly what happens in this movie. Showing this vulnerable side of a superhero genius makes him even more likable and makes fans understand his actions in the past and future, considering the path Tony takes in the coming films like Age Of Ultron and Civil War. My favorite scenes are the ones between Tony and Harley, because they show Tony’s efforts to be protective and encouraging to a young, son-like figure, something that will become a theme in Civil War and Homecoming in the later installments of the franchise. – Conny

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I really enjoyed this movie and it is one of my top Marvel movies. We see Tony vulnerable and dealing with the repercussions of what happened in New York. I love how real it is and how he keeps fighting, no matter what. His perseverance is what keeps me watching but his heart is what makes me love him. I have to mention the part where Pepper kicks ass because she finally gets her moment. Iron Man 3 can connect with many viewers about dealing with a traumatic event and I really admire how it was done. – Kailey

Stay tuned as we look back on all our favorite moments from the Marvel Universe as we anticipate what lies ahead for our heroes in Avengers: Endgame.

Be sure check out the rest of this series!

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By Kayla
Kayla has been with Nerds and Beyond since 2016 when she decided to combine her love of fandoms and writing. She enjoys all things Marvel, gaming, reading, traveling, going to conventions and concerts. When not writing, she can usually be found in front of the TV enjoying her favorite shows and trying to make a dent in her every growing 'to watch list', behind a camera lens, or on Twitter yelling about her love for Bucky Barnes.
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