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Iron Man 3 trailer arrives along with plot reveals

IronMan3.jpgThe trailer for Iron Man 3 has arrived and with it comes great excitement as well as a distinct change of pace for Iron Man. It looks like his battles aren't just going to be with the enemy this time but with the identity of who he is and perhaps something more tangible than that.

The trailer looks dark and there are a number of times we see the iconic light go out, not on Stark himself but once on the suit and then on the logo, this is going to be the darkest Iron Man film yet.

We see a nice shot of Mandarin too, something that everyone's been raving about but really unless you know Iron Man from the comics you'll be as nonplussed as I am about the appearance of Ben Kingsley with rings on and lots of hair.

No, that's not the draw with Iron Man 3, it's the darker storyline, the one that will see Stark questioning himself, stripped bare of everything and forced to start again, well that's what it looks like.

Let's start with the plot:

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Now, probably best we go straight to the Iron Man 3 trailer so that then I can start discussing the plot itself and anyone who wants to can duck out for the remainder.

So here's the Apple Trailers link to see it in HD, and here's the trailer below through TrailerAddict:

Well what did you think? I thought that was really solid and I'm really drawn to the fact that it looks darker and meatier than any of the other films, so, shall we start discussing the plot? Probably best if you want everything to remain totally fresh with the film you don't read any further although I can tell you I'm not about to dish out spoilers, nothing that the trailer isn't showing you already.

Andrew Lawden is an actor and a Marvel employee, although I think he's probably going to get a bit of a burning for what he's said about a number of films through the Bombad Radio Podcast, Screenrant and then /Film, the important one here though is what he said about Iron Man 3.

Here's something he said through the podcast - note since it's a "podcast" it's a "cast" for "pods" so you can only listen to it on Apple devices, if it were a generically titled audiocast you'd be able to listen to it on any device. You don't see Apple suing everyone for the title do you? Yeah, I'm being sarcastic:

"I was shocked to discover there are like forty Iron Man suits written into this feature in various ways…so that's going to be pretty impressive. But apparently he needs this Iron Man army to go up against The Mandarin's forces."

Now that's an interesting turn of phrase isn't it? So he needs the Iron Man army, and yet he can only use one suit can't he? Of course his friend Rhodes took up a suit in the previous film and we know he's going to be known as War Machine from here out so there are two of them but how can he get an army of suits fighting for him, an army of something like forty-seven suits to be exact?

I doubt that he gets people to fill them all and control them, I wonder if Jarvis is going to run them all?

The idea that there are going to be multiple Iron Men in the fray fits well with the plot which says that Stark is struggling with the identity of himself and the suit, so does the scene in the trailer that shows Stark in bed with Potts and the Iron Man suit waking Potts up while Stark keeps sleeping.

Okay, that probably is a dream and thrown in there to confuse us a little, but look at the rest of the trailer and think about that blurb and the comment above, there's something to it. How are they going to have forty-odd suits fighting at once?



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