The first official trailer Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is out and by all accounts, Tony Stark is in for a tough, tough battle.
The trailer ends with a lesson: "Heroes... there is no such thing." By the end of Iron Man 3 movie though, Tony Stark, who is still (thankfully) played by Robert Downey Jr, will probably have a lesson of his own to hand out to his toughest opponent, Mandarin but it promises to be a fun ride filled with stunning effects and crisp one-liners.
It also attempts a sombre feel with the usually upbeat Tony Stark talking about the world wanting to kill him and waking up with his wife and the Iron Man suit in bed, and no the suit was not meant to be there.
The trailer also showcases that the new upgraded Iron Man suit. A scene shows Stark manipulating parts of the suit freely with his mind -- like a form of telekinesis. And he will probably need to this ability to control the rumoured 40 Iron Man suits that he needs to take on Mandarin’s army.
The cast from part 2 have stayed on for the third part with the inclusion of (surprise, surprise) Ben Kingsley as the super villain Mandarin.
In case, you’ve come in late, Mandarin is a super villain who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the archenemy of Iron Man. In 2009, Mandarin was ranked as IGN's 81st Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.
In the comics, the Mandarin explored the Valley of Spirits and found the skeleton and starship of Axonn-Karr. It was in the ship that he found ten rings, which are the source of his power. He rapidly mastered their use and then tried to achieve world domination.
Of course, Iron Man won’t have any of that. Check out the trailer below: