Official Iron Man 3 synopsis reveals Stark's personal crisis

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

Following in the footsteps of Thor: The Dark World, Disney and Marvel have released the plot synopsis for Iron Man 3. From the looks of it, the sequel finds the hero in a personal crisis. After fighting side by side with the Avengers, Tony Stark faces more trouble at home.

Here's the official synopsis:

Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Once again, Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau, who'll be joined by newcomers Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak and James Badge Dale.

We're still waiting for the trailer, but hopefully this synopsis will tide you over until then.

Iron Man 3 opens in theaters May 3.