Four new Iron Man 3 images released

Marvel has released a quartet of new images from their next superhero epic, Iron Man 3 .

The main new thing here is our first glimpse of Rebecca Hall, who plays scientist Maya Hansen - and looks like she gets involved in more than her fair share of scraps.

We also get a good look at the Iron Patriot armour and a close-up of that worryingly-destroyed Mark VII mask.

Set after Avengers Assemble , Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black and sees Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) going up against his most formidable foe yet: the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).

Check out the images below…

Iron Man 3 opens in cinemas in the UK on 26 April 2013.