Final Iron Man 3 Trailer Features Tony Stark's Latest Toys

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Final Iron Man 3 Trailer Features Tony Stark's Latest Toys

The final theatrical trailer for Iron Man 3 has arrived: Tony Stark might be outmatched by the Mandarin, but thanks to new technology he's bringing a ton of back up to the fight.

Embedded above you'll find the latest trailer for Iron Man 3. The movie hits theaters on May 3, and according to the studio this will be the last big trailer issued before its theatrical debut. It's only two and a half minutes long, so feel free to hit play. We'll wait.

Done? Good. As you can see, the key antagonist for this movie is Ben Kingsley's Mandarin, an international terrorist who hates Tony Stark with a passion and chews scenery like the unholy lovechild of Christopher Walken and Dustin Hoffman circa Hook. Despite this, the Mandarin doesn't actually seem to be the focus of the film. Instead, the focus lies on Tony Stark's inner turmoil. As part of the Extremis project he gains the ability to control the Iron Man armors with his mind, but at the same time he's coming unglued due to myriad personal problems. One of the final shots shows Tony summoning every one of his Iron Man armors for backup, so what we have here is a massively powerful, increasingly unhinged, narcissistic alcoholic with access to anything money can buy and the smarts to build anything that money can't. That sounds like a pretty solid recipe for drama, no?

Our only concern is how little this resembles the comic book storyline on which it's supposedly based. Warren Ellis' Extremis is one of Iron Man's best, and Ellis is one of our best living writers, no matter the medium. We've got a lot of faith in director Shane Black -- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang earns him a lifetime pass -- but we must keep our fingers crossed that the studio didn't opt to stray too far from Ellis' original tale. It doesn't matter who they have writing this movie; they just won't be able to craft a better story than Warren Ellis, so here's hoping screenwriter egos can be set aside and that Iron Man 3 will ape its source material as closely as possible.

Now, with that out of the way, would anyone care to speculate on what we might see after Iron Man 3's credits roll? Personally I'm hoping for a live action adaptation of that one time Squirrel Girl beat the Latverian stuffing out of Doctor Doom using only her wits and an army of rodents.

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And who invited The Cole Train at the end there?

Ben Kingsley seems to be the only thing making this the slightest bit interesting.

is that hulkbuster armor at the end?
because that would be awesome.
one thing that bugs me is the use of the iron patriot armor, are they just taking the design and possibly title because the war machine armor is kinda lame or is something sinister afoot?

i saw somewhere a poster with tony in the iron patriot suit.
man i hope they dont do that or the air will be filled with nerd rage....

Did I just see the hulk buster? DID I JUST SEE THE FUCKING HULK BUSTER?!
Oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god!

Dat 40K Terminator armour at the end. I am appoint.

Is there another trailer for Thor 2 kicking around then?

Ooooh, that was an excellent trailer.

As far as sticking to the source, eh. When it comes to super hero movies, especially ones with decades of publications like Iron Man, I'm fine with them picking and choosing good parts and sticking em together. I see the movies as a big-budget highlights reel stitched together into a single story.

That way we don't need the baggage of the series, like that one time Iron Man's Armor gained sentience and fell in love with him.

The past Iron Man trailers has always gotten me so hype up to watching it and this is no different especially at the end! I pretty much had an nerdgasm (I guess that poster with those other suits rise up from the sea make sense now)!!!

Iron Patriot, Hulk Buster, All manner of shit just now getting real... Mhmm, I'm in

Uhh, did I just see

So I wonder if the Extremis virus in Iron Man 3 lets tony activate and control his other suits, or if he trained 30 odd other people to use them.
Looking forward to MovieBob's Let's Watch.

I've generally enjoyed every movie in the 'Avenger universe' of films, if im using the termonology correctly (<---- not into western super hero comics) so heres hoping this delivers.

Oh not the cars... my brothers gonna weep.

DVS BSTrD:
Yahoo! Is still active?
And who invited The Cole Train at the end there?

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YOU CAN'T STOP THE COLE TRAIN BABY!

(also agree about your yahoo comment, yahoo is the old shitstain underwear of the internet)

OT: very interested to see it, the trailers for the first two movies didn't impress me much but ended up loving the movies, so it'll be interesting to see if this lives up to the hype of the trailers.

Azex:
Dat 40K Terminator armour at the end. I am appoint.

....Wha?

You mean the Hulkbuster armour?

I thought I saw Rhodey in the Iron Patriot armor. I figured that they weren't going to use Norman Osborn, but does that mean that War Machine is gone?

So two-ish things I saw in that trailer:

1. Extremis (and it looks like Pepper may have been infected near the end of the trailer)
2. Tony's "army of Iron Men" schtick(along with Hulk Buster and others)

I'm game.

OH MY GOD THAT SHOT WITH THE IRON MEN LINING UP! That's the greatest nerdgasm I've had since watching the Avengers for the first time! Holy crap this could be awesome!

Captcha: it is enough. NO IT FUCKING ISN'T!

Needs more lightsabers, eeeerrrrr I mean, more Iron Men.

Seriously, I feel like this is going to fall into the same trap the 2nd one did but even worse; too much shit. Less is more people, less is more.

yup, i'm gonna have to see this.

Seems good. Heres hoping it isn't just an extended trailer for the next Avengers candidate like Iron Man 2 was.

MrGalactus:

So I wonder if the Extremis virus in Iron Man 3 lets tony activate and control his other suits, or if he trained 30 odd other people to use them.
Looking forward to MovieBob's Let's Watch.

I'm assuming he trained people to use them seeing as there is a clip of what appears to be Tony walking in on a small group of people being tended to by scientist looking types, quite possibly getting suited up.

Also looking forward to MovieBob sinking his teeth into this one. A lot of great clips in it.

DVS BSTrD:
Yahoo! Is still active?
And who invited The Cole Train at the end there?

I don't know, but the face of that armor made me think of the terminator suits the Space Marines use in warhammer 40k.

Guess that one is a Salamander. (can't explain why he is blue in that case though... Who cares, its a crappy 40k joke. We can deal with it)

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Final Iron Man 3 Trailer Features Tony Stark's Latest Toys

Now, with that out of the way, would anyone care to speculate on what we might see after Iron Man 3's credits roll?

For myself? I want to see Pepper Potts get into some armor of her own and blow stuff up.

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...that was beautiful.

Part of me was hoping they would've only shown the shot of the Iron men flying towards the scene though. Would've made the final line up more awesome when we saw it in theaters.

Also, Extremis. Definitely Extremis.

That armour at the end is like a 40K Terminator and the Hulkbuster armour had a one night stand and produced a beautiful bastard child. Who is also frickin awesome.

I'll be the first to acknowledge that I don't know much about the Iron Man universe. However, it seems that the running theme for these sequels is MOAR IRON MEN SUITS. Doesn't that seem like a really cheap way to ratchet up the action?

I am physically unable to get up from the sheer force of my wanting this!

Does he have all those different suit for different situations? I thought Stark's main suit can do everything he needs it to do.

el_kabong:
I'll be the first to acknowledge that I don't know much about the Iron Man universe. However, it seems that the running theme for these sequels is MOAR IRON MEN SUITS. Doesn't that seem like a really cheap way to ratchet up the action?

I don't care if its a cheap way to do it. IT IS FUCKING AWESOME AS IT STANDS. (that is, until they run out.)

Well, to be honest I always had a sort of problem with Ellis' "Extremis" storyline in that while it was a good story in of itself, it should have remained pure elseworlds fodder because I never really bought that Iron Man would have done what he did. Tony as a character was always about human purity to a large extent, whether that's a failing or not is debatable, but it lead to him helping to develop things like The Sentinels. It's such a key personality trait that during the whole alternate universe "Earth X" storyline, Iron Man pretty much segregates himself in his enviromentally sealed building specifically so he wouldn't become a mutant, and works for a cure to the Teragin mists. Eventually he sacrifices himself heroically in a last ditch effort to stop the Celestrials (revealing the entire Stark Industries building to be a giant suit of Iron Man armor at this point), and dies the last human.

To me, "The Extremis" transformation, even if done with nanites/cybertech smacks heavily of human augementation, just done differantly than with chemicals or radiation, something that Tony would by definition rather die than do. I suppose it's something fans liked, but to me it never felt quite right.

It's sort of like how Batman is arguably the same kind of douchebag, he's a good guy, but he spends a lot of time thinking dark thoughts about metahumans, and how "humans were never meant to bow to a Kryptonian" in referance to Superman despite Supes never having given him reason to think that way, and oftentimes in response to Supes being a fairly nice guy.

It represents a sort of balanced counterpoint, being anti-super to an extent, without falling into the same extremes of say Cameron Hodge's crowd in Marvel. It also representing a sort of valid point of view from the perspective of "mere mortals" in dealing with what amount to posthuman gods. Someone like Tony or in DC Bruce, is in part defined by standing toe to toe with them without any kind of serious augementation. I mean either could have gone heavy cyber long before someone like Ellis' wrote Extremis, the fact that they didn't was kind of the point.

Warren Ellis is one of my favorite writers despite not agreeing with him about a lot of things, his run on "The Authority" and before it "Stormwatch" made quite an impression on me. I've even read his fiction like "Crooked Little Vein"... however I'll be honest in saying that departing from this one Iron Man stroy wouldn't be a bad thing, and to be honest I'm a little disappointed to see them using it, in any context, in the movies... to me it always kind of made Iron Man seem less like Iron Man, and his weakness of intolerance (to an extent) which lead to some very human mistakes like helping Project Wideawake helped make him a three dimensional character.

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As far as Iron Man having tons of suits of armor, that's kind of always been the point. Him controlling a bunch of them at once isn't something that has come up much, but arguably the quintessential Iron Man story has him getting his butt royally kicked, having to retreat to his lab, and then come back for a rematch with modifications or a new suit of armor intended to take down whatever he's up against. There have been plenty of images of Iron Man standing around with hundreds of differant suits in storage "just in case".

It's also noteworthy that Iron Man has also spent a lot of time developing armor for other characters, one example from back in the day was the "Guardsman" armor, with the guy using it acting as the warden of the original "Vault" which was Marvel's superhuman prison. The odd thing was that when Iron Man made armor like that he included an off switch, and it struck me as odd that when they did that whole Sentinels thing Iron Man apparently forgot to install one (if they ever came up with a reason why he couldn't turn them off other than not thinking of it, I don't remember it), something I felt was pretty hokey, though I suppose it wouldn't have been responsible for much X-men Drama if instead of a dark future the whole "Beserk Sentinel War" simply had Iron Man pulling the plug when things started to get stupid.

Azurian:
Does he have all those different suit for different situations? I thought Stark's main suit can do everything he needs it to do.

No, in the comics he's had differant armor, he can only build so much stuff into each paticular suit, and has done numerous upgrades and had differant looks to his default suits, with oddly enough some fairly differant powers. He also has a tendency to get his butt kicked a lot and have to come adapt to his opponents. Iron Man has been on the receiving end of some amazing smack downs over the years.

Interestingly, the thing that keeps coming to mind in light of Iron Man 2 and what we've seen of 3 is an old "What If" comic where Iron Man mass produced his armor for the goverment. This lead to "The Iron Guard" which rendered super heroes more or less obselete and lead to world peace.... until Magneto shows up with his whole "Mutants deserve to rule" garbage and well IRON guard, Magneto (when he's unknown), pretty obvious how that goes. The trick to the comic was how a bunch of super heroes, who never had to become super heroes, to come out and try and stop him. You had like Wolverine as a drunken wreck as I remember, Spider-Man was like stupidly obese (but had his spider powers), and they tried to stop Magneto and it ended sadly... before Tony who was now a paranoid recluse turned Stark Enterprises into a giant suit of armor (much like Earth X) and attacked Magneto. The last scene of him attacking Magneto kind of stuck in my mind.

At any rate, one thing I wondered with the movie continuity so far is that with so few superbeings overall, I can't see why anyone would even need super heroes at this point. I'd think as of the end of Iron Man 2 at least Tony would have pretty much rendered the idea obselete like in that comic because it seems increasingly strained for him not to have done it, his "new leaf" moving away from weapons manufacturing aside.

Oh I am looking forward to this. Just so much things I like! More Iron Man, The Mandarin, Avengers fallout, exciting stuff. Looks fun! >:D Also; who else thought that final suit looked like Terminator armour from 40K?

Azurian:
Does he have all those different suit for different situations? I thought Stark's main suit can do everything he needs it to do.

Over the years(RL) his method of using his Armor(s) has varied a lot. At first it was a different job? A different suit with several repeating features when possible flight/Unibeam/Replusars/Etc. Later on they thought up "instant transmission"(not sure of official name in Universe) where he puts on 1 suit and can request other suits mid mission or just in the field to switch out with remotely. Then later on they came up with Extremis as a kind of Computer/Tech Mind Link/Control to anything using Technology so now he can better manipulate his Armor(s) Though I haven't personally seen him directly use it to summon/control multiple suits before though I don't know that he can't either.

Side note: If anyone wants to explain how Stark can have all of his armors show up like that. Please don't tell me. I'd like it to be a surprise.

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By its mere inclusion, this is already the greatest film ever made in ever, ever. Suck it, Citizen Kane.

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