Iron Man 3 trailer description surfacesPosted 4:08 pm on Monday, August 13th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
A reader from Ain’t It Cool has details on the trailer description for the upcoming Shane Black Iron Man 3 movie. We’re not sure if it’s legit, but hey, any Iron Man 3 news is good news, right?
It opens with a voice over of Tony Stark talking about how the events of New York (I’m assuming the Avenger Movie) changed him, and how he’s just not “into it” anymore. First scene is Iron Man with battle damage, laying down amid rubble and taking off his faceplate to show a bleeding Stark. Scenes of him arguing with Pepper Potts in the armory (cool shots of alternative Iron Man suits including the red white and blue one we’ve seen on your site already), press conferences, Tony looking solemn, Tony talking with someone who looks like a psychiatrist, and a short shot of Don Cheadle in military uniform (no War Machine in the preview). Also one scene of who I presume is the Mandarin, forcefully landing and cracking the ground. However, it looked like a silver Iron Man. I was unable to tell in the brief view who it was (maybe due to unfinished CGI).
We then get a voice over from Ben Kingsley, talking about how there there are no heroes and how he will teach everyone, especially Stark, a lesson. This is over scenes of the alternative Suits getting blown up, Stark going into surgery, and a fleet of helicopters launching missiles which blow Stark’s home up and apart (the CGI looked nearly finished) and sending Stark and Pepper into the sea below. Then a close up of Kingsley with no helmet in the Mandarin armor.
It ends with Iron man underwater swimming towards what looks like his “heart reactor thing”. Then the logo, then stark walking in the snow dragging a large bag, then the logo again.
All and all, a somber trailer, dark and humorless, which seemed more in tone with The Dark Knight Rises than with any of the other Iron Man movies or the Avengers.
I still can’t get over the fact that Ben Kingsley is playing The Mandarin. As an Asian, I’d like to see Asian characters be portrayed by Asians, since we don’t have that many roles to begin with. Then again, Kinglsey is the go-to-guy for playing Asian characters. Gandhi and Prince of Persia, anyone? His characters are technically Asian.
Iron Man 3 is set to be released in theaters on May 3, 2013.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.