Iron Man 3 kicks off Marvel’s Phase Two, and a brand new trailer for the threequel has been released online.
Pitting Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark against iconic comic-book nemesis the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), IM3 finds Stark’s world a different place post-Avengers. Without his superpowered entourage, the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist is forced to rely on his wits after being targeted by terrorist troupe The Ten Rings.
Complicating matters is the Extremis virus, created by franchise newbies Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall). It’s basically some sort of nano-technology gubbins that means Iron Man suits can be operated without pilots.
Check out the new trailer below, to get a clearer sense of the plot (and the scale of the action set-pieces):
Pretty epic, huh?
Director Shane Black recently told French magazine Premiere that the film would have a sense of finality, explaining, “I have the feeling that the story we developed for Iron Man 3 actually concluded a trilogy, whilst leaving the door open for a fourth.”
We’ll finally get to see how the trilogy ends when Iron Man 3 opens in the UK on 25 April 2013, a day earlier than originally planned.
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