Top 29 Iron Man 3 Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Iron Man 3 facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Iron Man 3 film message.

Tony Stark references the film 'A Christmas Story'. The guy who plays the main character in said movie, is also the guy Obadiah Stane yelled at in the first Iron Man
Tony Stark references the film 'A Christmas Story'. The guy who plays the main character in said movie, is also the guy Obadiah Stane yelled at in the first Iron Man

"Ten Rings" the group the Mandarin controls in Iron Man 3 (2013) is the same group that takes Tony Stark hostage in Iron Man (2008).

Iron Man 3 Trivia

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  1. For the entire final scene in Iron Man 3(2013), a cgi Robert Downey Jr. was constructed by face-capture & vfx, imposed onto a body-double, because RDJ was injured in shooting.

Iron Man 3 Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - When Tony met The Mandarin, there is a portrait resembling The Punisher Skull in the room
    When Tony met The Mandarin, there is a portrait resembling The Punisher Skull in the room

Iron Man 3 Hidden Details

1 - Tony Stark has a statue in his house containing pieces of the Formula 1 cars that were destroyed in Iron Man 2
Tony Stark has a statue in his house containing pieces of the Formula 1 cars that were destroyed in Iron Man 2
1 - The doctor who performs surgery on Tony at the end of the movie is the same doctor who Tony ignores at the beginning of the movie at the party in Switzerland.
The doctor who performs surgery on Tony at the end of the movie is the same doctor who Tony ignores at the beginning of the movie at the party in Switzerland.
1 - Tony has a Christmas stocking for Jarvis
Tony has a Christmas stocking for Jarvis
1 - Tony Stark lets Maya take the business cards Aldrich Killian offers because he has a peeve of being handed things
Tony Stark lets Maya take the business cards Aldrich Killian offers because he has a peeve of being handed things
1 - As The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) is returning from the restroom, he's explaining to the hookers that Chinese Fortune Cookies aren't really Chinese. This is a reference to the fact he isn't Chinese either despite being "The Mandarin".
As The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) is returning from the restroom, he's explaining to the hookers that Chinese Fortune Cookies aren't really Chinese. This is a reference to the fact he isn't Chinese either despite being "The Mandarin".

Tony briefly speaks with Ho Yinsen at the New Years eve party, years later he's saved by the very same man.

The Mandarin says "True story about fortune cookies. They look Chinese. They sound Chinese. But they're an American invention. Which is why they're hollow, full of lies, and leave a bad taste in the mouth" - a direct reference to the villain, seen as a racist shallow caricature

1 - Tony showcases the MIA > AIM mixup through the back of his phone.
Tony showcases the MIA > AIM mixup through the back of his phone.

When Tony meets the little boy for the first time, the boy says that he would add retroreflective panels(in Tony's words) to the suit. This inspired him to add those panels to his plane in Spiderman Homecoming.

1 - A mechanical/robotic arm that Tony Stark uses as an assistant is wearing a "dunce" hat. In the previous movies Iron Man, and Iron Man 2, this robot is notorious for getting on Tony Stark's nerves (I.E. the case when it sprays a fire extinguisher on him.)
A mechanical/robotic arm that Tony Stark uses as an assistant is wearing a "dunce" hat. In the previous movies Iron Man, and Iron Man 2, this robot is notorious for getting on Tony Stark's nerves (I.E. the case when it sprays a fire extinguisher on him.)

Tony upgrades his armor by coding it to himself because in Iron Man 2, Rhodey steals it to be outfitted by Hammer Industries. Tony doesn't want it to happen again

1 - When the Mandarin leaves the washroom he told his girls that he would not go in there and when Tony told them to go in they said "ew".
When the Mandarin leaves the washroom he told his girls that he would not go in there and when Tony told them to go in they said "ew".

A ladder can be seen symbolizing the Avengers "A" in the ruins of Tony's destroyed home.

Tony Stark is quoted saying "We make our own demons". In Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) He goes on to create Ultron.

1 - Tony Stark's name card says 'You Know Who I Am", showing off his arrogance. This is also coincidental;y RObert Downey Jr.'s Twitter bio.
Tony Stark's name card says 'You Know Who I Am", showing off his arrogance. This is also coincidental;y RObert Downey Jr.'s Twitter bio.

Mandarin comes out of the bathroom and makes a joke about "not going in there for 20min"... 1 minute later, Tony sends the girls out of the bedroom and tells them to go into the bathroom. As the door is closing, both girls are vocally disgusted by the smell Mandarin left behind.

Tony Stark can't figure out what happened to the 1st mouse in Killian's 2nd mouse gets the cheese story since, as Captain America pointed out in The Avengers, Tony Stark is not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to let the other guy crawl over him.

1 - The watch starts beeping(the alarm) is to indicate that the the suit has charged up. And hence Tony starts talking and tells the guy he'll kill him first for breaking it cuz the suit was on the way. Which is also why Tony asks the other guy the distance from Tennessee to Malibu.
The watch starts beeping(the alarm) is to indicate that the the suit has charged up. And hence Tony starts talking and tells the guy he'll kill him first for breaking it cuz the suit was on the way. Which is also why Tony asks the other guy the distance from Tennessee to Malibu.
1 - Tony Stark's beard's negative space is the same shape as the mouth of the suit.
Tony Stark's beard's negative space is the same shape as the mouth of the suit.
1 - When Tony is looking at his helmet in the fire, the flames first burst through the right eye, followed by the helmet falling apart. In Endgame, after Tony snaps, his right side get burned up, then he dies.
When Tony is looking at his helmet in the fire, the flames first burst through the right eye, followed by the helmet falling apart. In Endgame, after Tony snaps, his right side get burned up, then he dies.

Tony messes with a wooden dummy and does Wing Chun moves into the camera, this is a reference to RBJ who does Wing Chun in his private time

The password Tony uses to access the National Security Contractors is "WARMACHINEROX" (slow the playback speed to read)

1 - Tony stark has a giant statue of a large breasted rabbit in his house. possible metal fursuit.
Tony stark has a giant statue of a large breasted rabbit in his house. possible metal fursuit.

When Tony is talking to Pepper and Maya in the the mansion before the Mandarin attack, you can see a statue in the court yard of Loki fighting Ironman.

Iron Man 3 poster
Iron Man 3 poster

Iron Man 3 Plot

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Iron Man 3. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Shane Black
Stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce
IMDB score 7.2