We’re just under a month away from the release of Iron Man 3 and the fine folks over at Marvel have just released a brand spanking new clip of Tony Stark threatening The Mandarin.
Stark is talking to reporters and he invites his new foe to fight him at his house. “I’ll leave the door unlocked,” he quips.
According to a survey of 4,000 moviegoers by U.S. online ticket retailer Fandango, Iron Man 3 is the movie film fans are most looking forward to this summer.
The third instalment of the franchise pits Robert Downey’s Iron Man against the villainous Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley), with a storyline coming from Warren Ellis’ ‘Extremis’ comic.
The new adventure is the first film in Marvel’s Phase 2.
In addition to this new Iron Man clip, Marvel also revealed a new image from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The sequel, which is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Community), starts filming today in Los Angeles and will also shoot in Cleveland and Washington D.C.
And an official release seems to indicate that Nick Fury (Sam Jackson) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) will play significant parts in the sequel:
“‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will pick up where Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.”
In an interview with SFX Magazine earlier this year, Marvel studio boss Kevin Feige said that both Captain America 2 and Iron Man 3 will be completely different from their predecessors.
“What’s exciting to me about Cap – sort of about ‘Iron Man 3′ too if you look at it – is it’s tonally almost like a different genre,” said Feige. “Shane Black’s described ‘Iron Man 3′ as a Tom Clancy sort of political thriller, which I like a lot. We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie.”
Other people appearing in Captain America 2 include Robert Redford (whose role has been revealed as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within S.H.I.E.L.D.), Anthony Mackie (The Falcon), Georges St-Pierre (as French foot-fighter, Batroc the Leaper) and Frank Grillo, who will play the villainous Crossbones, a New York gangster who works for the Red Skull criminal organization.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be the third film in Marvel’s Phase 2 series, following Iron Man 3 and November’s Thor: The Dark World.