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Watch the trailer for ‘Iron Man 3′

- October 23rd, 2012

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So after two films where witty banter ruled, it seems Iron Man is getting a Dark Knight makeover. At least that’s how it looks from the newly-released trailer for Iron Man 3.

Backed by a haunting musical score, the new ad opens with a beaten Tony Stark laying bruised and battered in the snow. “I’ve got a lot of apologies to make,” Stark says in a voice-over as he removes his Iron Man mask.

“Nothing’s been the same since New York,” he continues, alluding to the mayhem that occurred in this summer’s Avengers. Remember that doozy? When Thor’s brother Loki came to Earth and flattened New York?

A voice-over continues over clips of familiar faces from the franchise – his gal Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and friend Rhodey (Don Cheadle) – before stopping on Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), who, in the comic story arc Extremis, unleashes a super-soldier virus alongside the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).

“Some people call me a terrorist,” the Mandarin chillingly says. “I consider myself a teacher. Lesson No. 1: Heroes; there is no such thing.”

Then we see how Tony Stark’s world will totally come undone in the new film. His suits are destroyed and his palatial oceanfront retreat is barbecued. By the end, Stark is left dragging his mangled Iron Man suit through the snow.

All that’s missing is Commissioner James Gordon’s weary “rise” line from the Dark Knight Rises trailer earlier this year.

So yes, the film looks darker than its predecessors. And I like it.

Iron Man 3 is being helmed by Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black (who also directed Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and is due out in North America May 3, 2013.

Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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3 comments

  1. KC | October 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    WoW..!

  2. pk | October 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Who would’ve ever thought that Iron Man would become the successful comic book movie franchise that it has – ahead of big names like Superman and Spiderman. I’m looking forward to this and other upcoming comic book flicks, now that they’ve figured out that the movies also have to be good.

  3. Stephen Smith | October 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Best thing about this series was The Black Widow. Although Emily Blunt would be better than Scarlett in the part.

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