Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors
Kyle Ward to adapt Daniel Simon's book
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 August 2014
New Image For Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Joss Whedon on his bad guy, Hulkbuster and more
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Avengers Assemble (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Empire Star Rating
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

World Exclusive: New Iron Man Image!
Slamming his way onto Empire's cover

25 July 2007  |  Written by   

submit to reddit

When the first shot of Iron Man’s shimmering Mk. III suit appeared online earlier this year, the sound of jaws dropping resonated across the web. Astounded by the imposing red and gold figure towering before them, coos of “it’s so pretty”, “coooooollll” and “Iron Man is going to kick some major ass” meant that everyone’s excitement levels for Tony Stark’s big screen debut were upped by about three billion percent. But as Empire can now reveal, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Yes, the lovely folks at ILM, having already conjured up a killer Optimus Prime image for our February cover, have been hard at work once again and have provided us with a world exclusive new shot of Ol’Shellhead in action. Pretty darn cool, I’m sure you’ll agree. Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to leave the billionaire Weapons Expert up there all on his own, so we’ve brought The Dark Knight and Indiana Jones along for the ride. All three giants of the screen lead the way in our massive Heroes Of 2008 preview that takes a first look at some of next year’s biggest movie behemoths, including The Incredible Hulk, Hellboy 2, Speed Racer and Wall-E.

Click the thumbnail below to enlarge.


So be sure to pick up the latest issue of Empire - on sale in all good newsagents from Friday!

Check back later today for full details on the issue...

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
ReBoot Rebooted!
Classic cartoon to become film trilogy

Your Comments

Amazing Iron man is outstanding
Holy Shit dude a just saw the comic con video on you tube and i have to say fuck indy4 fuck the dark night Iron man looks amazing watch the video ull know what i am talking about my opinoin of Jon Fav just went through the roof aww i cant wait till may More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 22:59 on 29 July 2007 | Report This Post

Chris made iron man sound out of this world
Chris made the iron man footage sound like an awesome film he's actually made me look foward to this film alot More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 00:33 on 28 July 2007 | Report This Post

Hopefully Gywneth Paltrow will be sexy in this film More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 22:48 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: pablohoolio L: alimac Btw i am not a bigot just cause a don't trust an addict for all u know i might know an addict and have seen first hand what they are like . 'People' not 'ppl' B. Never trust a heroin addict? Ok, so, er, tell me, why do we need to TRUST Downey Junior? Have we all lent him money or something? I don't need to 'trust' him, as I don't ] him. And thusly, it has no bearing on whether Iron Man is going to be a good movie. C. This is the single most idiotic pos More

Posted by Rumble Jack at 22:02 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
L: alimac Btw i am not a bigot just cause a don't trust an addict for all u know i might know an addict and have seen first hand what they are like . 'People' not 'ppl' B. Never trust a heroin addict? Ok, so, er, tell me, why do we need to TRUST Downey Junior? Have we all lent him money or something? I don't need to 'trust' him, as I don't ] him. And thusly, it has no bearing on whether Iron Man is going to be a good movie. C. This is the single most idiotic post I've read regardi More

Posted by pablohoolio at 21:47 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

Geeez Alimac…who hurt you? Really…come on, you can tell us. More

Posted by chris29d at 21:43 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

People shouldn't talk about things if they haven't experienced them first hand i have so back off .I don't care if you think i am a hateful human being because i know i am not i know what heroin does to people thats why i aiam not his biggest fan he will always have the urge it never goes away! More

Posted by alimac at 20:21 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
@alimac: Reading your posts almost make me want to puke. You've got to be one of the most judgemental people I've seen on a forum. If you hate Downey so much, don't see the movie. Quit trying to kill the excitement of others just because Robert Downey Jr. is a horrible person because, *gasp* he had a drug problem. Note that I said *HAD* a problem. He's apparently been clean and sober for a good while now, seems to be happy with himself, his family and life. He's got a second chance. If you More

Posted by Karyyk at 18:33 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

Btw i am not a bigot just cause a don't trust an addict for all u know i might know an addict and have seen first hand what they are like More

Posted by alimac at 17:23 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

lol u ppl are telling me to get off my high horse hypocrites More

Posted by alimac at 14:47 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Bigots must go
L: Felix Alimac, either wind your neck in a little or go find another film forum to post in. Also, our ancestors gave us an alphabet with 26 letters in it with which to form words. Try using more of them every now and then. What have the vowels done to annoy you? Maybe they like Robert Downey Jr.   Nice Image. It's Shiny, therefore it's good.  The movie should work on the same principle. More

Posted by Filmic Joe at 10:33 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Bigots must go
Alimac, either wind your neck in a little or go find another film forum to post in.   Also, our ancestors gave us an alphabet with 26 letters in it with which to form words. Try using more of them every now and then. What have the vowels done to annoy you? More

Posted by Felix at 09:43 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Bigots must go
Alimac are you a Daily Mail reading member of Opus Dei by any chance? More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 09:32 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

Bigots must go
Wow, I thought we were living in the 21st century where we as a race should be showing some tolerance and forgiveness to others - and then there's Alimac - sounds like you've got a real bee up your bonnet about Robert Downey. Have you actually met him or are you one of the mindless drones who reads the toilet paper called tabloids and believes everything you read? More

Posted by shazam at 09:05 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
Jesus H. Motherlovin' Christ, give it a rest, AliMac! What bearing could Downey's history with drugs possibly have on whether a film is good or not? If anything, his history makes him an ideal choice for the role - as anyone with even a passing interest in Iron Man knows, Tony Stark is an alcoholic. Get off your high horse. This man is not educating your children, he's not driving your wife to and from work, he's not nursing your mother. You don't have to be a saint to be a good More

Posted by Paxton at 05:03 on 26 July 2007 | Report This Post

the man is a monster and doesn't deserve to be a film actor never trust a heroin addict More

Posted by alimac at 22:51 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Huh
September issue on sale in July!? i think Empire needs to skip a month and let time catch up. More

Posted by Steve L at 21:31 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Can't wait!
Well, the pics we've seen up to now are amazing. Yep, looks CGI but hey, isn't Spidey the same so stop complaining, he looks cool! The actors they've chosen, excellent choice and Robert Downey, he seems to be Tony Stark, and lived the life too (maybe a little worse but hey, give the guy a chance). He's a great actor and his personnal stuff, not our business and you know the story about throwing the 1st stone and all so don't! Acting point of view, great cast, what can I say and storywise, looks More

Posted by coolkiss63 at 20:04 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Oh Look
Another Empire with a superhero cover,WOW Another Empire with a movie on the cover that is no where near release,WOW Another Empire with reviews of films that are already a month old,WOW More

Posted by Steve L at 18:56 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Downy is a rubbish choice he is a horrible person More

Posted by alimac at 18:17 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Comic Book Movies are so lame
Thats right i dont like most of them, in fact its only history or violence and Batman Begins that i think are brilliant, everything else is lame, Im looking forward to tony Stark movie due to such a high calibre class of actors, maybe it will bring something new More

Posted by datty at 16:38 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
Downey is an inspired choice, frankly, a superb actor who has earned a second shot (and not of heroin either). My quibble with this movie is who is the villain is it Howard Stark, his dad? More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 16:29 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

need more super hero movies i say More

Posted by HoboCop at 14:13 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

omg u people are insane Rob Down jr is not perfect for tony stark he's a crap actor he's rude up his own arse and a junkie also a convict what the fuck is up with u ppl More

Posted by alimac at 13:45 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
I'm not exactly a Brett Ratner fan (just think how great X3 could have been with Singer on board...I've got to get over that.) but at least he helped to bring the genius of Prison Break to the screen. p; Oh and I reckon the cover is great.  Yeah, I can see why people are moaning - it is similar to some recent covers - but it's still a great visual. More

Posted by groovy_jen at 13:41 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Cool pic! I give it 3 thumbs up! and couldnt disagree more, i think that Robert Downey Jr was prefectly cast as Tony Stark, cant think of anyone better suited for the role! More

Posted by Cloud Wolf at 13:26 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Yet another CGI cover. Don't you even take photographs of actors anymore? More

Posted by DJ Satan at 13:25 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

'Misunderstood Genius of Brett Ratner?' Who wrote this article? More

Posted by unluckyagent at 13:19 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

HEY YOU! Robert Downey Jr is actually God, so watch what you say. you know, i actually think it would've been better to have Incredible Hulk as the cover, but then again maybe that film isn't ready to realease pictures yet. Still, can't wait & i'll buy the mag right before i go for my usual friday morning hangover meatball sub! More

Posted by Hughezy at 12:58 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

I'm sure they'll be gutted to know you're upset alimac, and no doubt will sack them both on the strength of it :P Looks pretty cool to me, hope they do him justice.. More

Posted by xarkaltos at 12:47 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

still not happy that the fact Robert Downey Jr is iron man and the fact they let that idiot John Favereu direct it one of my favourite comic book heroes and when it finally comes to the big screen they ruin it by picking two people i hate More

Posted by alimac at 12:43 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Aaaarrggh
Comics Comics Comics everywhere. Aaaargghhhh!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by shool at 12:38 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

So it's, what, the fifth superhero cover this year? More

Posted by unluckyagent at 12:26 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Wow, that's a cool cover! Not so sure about the "misunderstood genius of Brett Ratner", though... More

Posted by britesparc at 12:21 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Marvel-ous
Oh good. Another super-hero cover. More

Posted by emilysdad at 12:11 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

That is an awesome cover! More

Posted by mattchoman at 11:50 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by Biggus at 11:45 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Looking forward to this so much! More

Posted by KalEl101 at 11:44 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

Glad to see they didn't ruin Ol' Shellhead. BRING ON 2008! More

Posted by unluckyagent at 11:37 on 25 July 2007 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast #126: Jon Hamm Talks Million Dollar Arm, Mad Men And Beards
Plus Richard Ayoade pops in to talk about directing The Double

15 Of The Weirdest TV Cameos Of All Time
From Michael Palin in Home And Away to Ian McKellen in Corrie

Updated: The 36 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

The Many Deaths Of Sean Bean
The actor talks us through his on-screen offings

Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)