Watch the First Look at Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 - Teaser - Iron Patriot and Mark VIII armour

Iron Man 3 Logo posterDisney and Marvel Studios have made good on their promise of releasing some footage from Iron Man 3 this week, and they have: about 10 seconds worth. However, it’s all to tease the teaser trailer coming this Tuesday in the US on iTunes Trailers. Take a look at the trailer below and then we’ll break down the footage so far below that.

Marvel Studios’ 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?

So what can we gathers from this small piece of footage? Probably that we should wait a few days and see more, but we are an impatient lot on the Internet after all! It’s a pretty downbeat trailer, especially after the upbeat The Avengers and at Stark contrast (see what we did there?) with IM’s usual persona.

Iron Man 3 - Teaser - Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) meets the press

Iron Man 3 - Teaser - Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) meets the press

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) meets the press, as has been the case at the start of virtually every (both) Iron Man films to date. We imagine this is early in the film, but Stark doesn’t seem like his effervescent self. Perhaps something has gone horribly wrong?

Iron Man 3 - Teaser - Iron Patriot and Mark VIII armour

And things going wrong seems to be a theme for this next shot. A less than elegant landing, smoke everywhere and one of the arms is smashing through the glass behind to either retrieve/replace a Mark 2 helmet. It’s also wearing a dunce’s hat. So much going on here…

Iron Man 3 - Teaser - Helicopter

…as opposed to this shot, which features two helicopters. We haven’t seen the Comic Con footage, but from what the Interwebs tells us, they are headed straight to Tony’s place to unleash some whoop-ass…

Iron Man 3 - Teaser - Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr)

…a fact that Tony seems to be highly cognisant of. And here he is without a martini.

Iron Man 3 - Teaser - Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley)

Ben Kingsley is the Mandarin. Just look at those sleeves, unfortunate hair and love of natural lighting.

Iron Man 3 - Teaser - Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow)

Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) seems less than pleased with being restrained. Is she being altered somehow? Has she found out that her role has been diminished from worthy foil to damsel in distress again? Only time, and more footage, will tell.

Iron Man 3 - Teaser - Civilians Falling

We’ve seen the stunt work for this final dramatic shot all over the Interwebs for months, and it looks to be one of those “save the civilians or stop the [insert thing that must be stopped] kind of scenes. What will Tony do? We think we’ll have to wait until April.

See you back here on Tuesday!