It’s been one spoiler leak after another for Iron Man 3 this summer: First there was the news of the Iron Patriot, the leaking of four Iron Man megavillains (including Iron Man arch-villain The Mandarin), an army of 47 Iron Men, the destruction of Tony Stark’s home, and the revelation that The Mandarin was responsible for Tony Stark’s kidnapping in the original Iron Man film.  Now, even more photos have leaked from the set, showing off Iron Man’s new armor, as well as the insanely goofy Iron Patriot armor.

The shots were taken just this week, as Robert Downey Jr. appears to have recovered from his ankle injury and production on the film has resumed.  The Daily Mail, who had the scoop and first published the pictures, noted that shooting began on Monday in Florida, “where prop makers built a phony beach-side restaurant called Neptune’s Net, named after a well known fish fry bar in Malibu.”

The plot of Iron Man 3 remains a bit hazy—all that is known is that Mandarin will appear, as will the Extremis virus plotline from the comics (kind of a nano-supervirus thing that can increase the physical- and brain-power of 2.5% of humanity but will kill everyone else [just go with it, ok?]).  What is known is that Iron Man 3 is set for a May, 2013 release, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, and Rebecca Hall, and is directed by Shane Black.

What do you think of the Iron Man 3 pics?

Source: The Daily Mail (via Coming Soon)