Iron Man 3 kicks off Marvel’s Phase Two, and a brand new trailer for the threequel has been released online.
Pitting Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark against iconic comic-book nemesis the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), IM3 finds Stark’s world a different place post-Avengers. Without his superpowered entourage, the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist is forced to rely on his wits after being targeted by terrorist troupe The Ten Rings.
Complicating matters is the Extremis virus, created by franchise newbies Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall). It’s basically some sort of nano-technology gubbins that means Iron Man suits can be operated without pilots.
We’ll finally get to see how the trilogy ends when Iron Man 3 opens in the UK on 26 April 2013.