Second trailer of Iron Man 3 out: Less gloom, more booms

Ok so evidently someone complained about the first trailer Iron Man 3 and there's now a second trailer out that doesn't focus entirely on the doom of Tony Stark and gives a few more hints about the plot.

Coming after the wildly successful Avengers film, fans of the Iron Man franchise could have been forgiven for wondering if it was going the Christopher Nolan way in dealing more with the demise of the character. However, the second trailer lays that to rest with a few more ominous dialogues by archenemy Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) but Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) seeming to battle all the odds to come up on top.

No more explosions: Downey in a still from the trailer. Image courtesy: YouTube

No more explosions: Downey in a still from the trailer. Image courtesy: YouTube

Whether Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) makes it isn't very clear since we only see her flying after a dramatic explosion, which perhaps was the theme of this trailer. There are explosions on Air Force One (with people flying out in slo-mo so that you can see them plummet), a few scenes in the Middle east (because the US still isn't out of there yet) and in Tony Starks' house (face it, it doesn't have anything on Wayne Manor).

We also have Don Cheadle returning as James Rhodes aka War Machine to play a more supporting role to a more serious sounding Iron Man. We don't have the lovely Scarlett Johansson returning as the Black Widow (sob sob) but we do have Paltrow in a more prominent role and even taking to guns.

For the first time in the wildly successful franchise, Iron Man 3 is not being helmed by Jon Favreau and instead is being helmed by the relatively less known Shane Black. Whether he can match the success of the Avengers or even the first two parts remains to be seen, but he definitely seems to have got his theme right with this trailer.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think: