Tony Stark's mask is trashed in 4 new Iron Man 3 pics

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

It looks like Marvel's decided we've waited long enough for another peek at Iron Man 3, so they've been kind enough to reveal four new pics from the eagerly anticipated sequel. Sorry, Tony, but that armor mask has seen better days.

The stills give us a new look at the Iron Patriot-inspired armor, our first look at Rebecca Hall's scientist character, a snazzy shot of Robert Downey Jr. and a foreboding shot of an Iron Man helmet that has been slashed in two. I don't know what it takes to make that kind of cut, but I can't wait to find out.

Here's the synopsis for the sequel, which teases the Extremis storyline and Stark's toughest challenge yet:

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?
Check out the new pics in the gallery below and let us know what you think.

The sequel opens May 3, 2013.

(Via Marvel)