Everything isn’t coming up Milhouse for Tony Stark in the brand new Iron Man 3 teaser trailer. The genius, playboy millionaire doesn’t seem like his life is moving forward after the events that took place in The Avengers. With his world crumbling around him, how will Mr. Stark get out of this sticky situation? Catch the Iron Man 3 teaser trailer along with over 60 hi-res screenshots after the jump. And don’t worry, this teaser won’t spoil a thing!
It doesn’t even seem like AC/DC could get Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) out of this mess. If a ballad by the rock legends in an Iron Man trailer is absent, than things must be going somewhere dark. Seen within the teaser trailer for Iron Man 3, it appears everyone is after the great Tony Stark. After the aliens known as the Chitauri devastated New York, how has the world changed?
Watching this teaser trailer, I took a chance that I recently wouldn’t have taken. For over the last year I have been avoiding trailers for big movies like these as if they were a plague on society. What I got was the textbook definition of how a teaser trailer should be. Now if only they could stop showing teasers for teaser trailers. But for now, check out the full-teaser trailer for Iron Man 3:
There are some great visual moments shown, without context. I understand the tone without being given any hint of what the story is about. And each character gets a quick scene and none of their lines are ruined. I love it. This is how I want my movie trailers from now on.
So what have we learned from this teaser trailer? We know Tony is having nightmares after what had happened in New York. This could explain why his suit of armor is terrorizing Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Tony while in bed or why Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) is lying on the ground bloodied up (see thumbnails below). Either these are nightmares or Tony really does have his technology stolen like in the Armor Wars.
I’m glad to see this direction happening. This darker tone is exactly what we need from Marvel Studios to challenge audiences to stick with them through Phase 2. I also hope and pray that Tony’s decision to reveal himself as Iron Man will prove consequential to certain events that will lead up to a Marvel Civil War!
My biggest concern for Iron Man 3 is that now that we have had all of these superheroes fighting together in The Avengers, what is stopping them from showing up to help tag team these villains in any standalone movie? If Iron Man is in desperate need of assistance, as we can see in this trailer, where is Captain America or The Hulk? I hope this will be explained, but only briefly enough so audiences are not removed from the core story like how S.H.I.E.L.D. was all over Thor and Iron Man 2.
One of the most anticipated moments I’ve been waiting for is an appearance by The Mandarin, played by Academy Award Winner Ben Kingsley. Many people seem to be hating on his voice, but I like it. I’m interested to know if they will allow the ten rings the Mandarin possesses to be as powerful as they are in the comics or if he’ll just wear them as part of his wardrobe only. I ask this because he loads a gun in one scene. But the bigger question is, why does he have Captain America’s shield tattooed on the back of his neck?
And here we have Iron Patriot. Don Cheadle, who plays James Rhodes / War Machine has not confirmed whether or not he, in fact, donning this suit of armor himself, but I hope they keep that a mystery until the film releases. I like the look of the outfit, but my money is on Rhodes with all the military figures around him.
I’m not too worried that Rebecca Hall or Guy Pearce didn’t really have any part in this teaser trailer. I like how vague they kept everything. We know bad things are going to happen and it looks like Tony Stark may be in way over his head this time. There appears to be a lot going on within Iron Man 3 and I hope director Shane Black will be able to deliver a comprehensive story out of it. We’ll just have to wait and see, but I am very excited for this film. (Click the thumbnails below to enlarge the images.)
Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 will release May 3, 2013 in 2D, 3D, and RealD 3D. Head on over to Apple trailers for a full 1080p HD trailer.
Source: Walt Disney Studios