Iron Man ‘Iron Man 3’ Trailer Arrives written by Sean Gerber October 23, 2012 Here is the first official trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3.” It certainly looks like playtime is over, as this trailer is far more dramatic than the initial looks we got at the previous two “Iron Man” films. It’s interesting to see Tony Stark finally acknowledging the true weight of all he’s been through in his superhero career thus far. “Iron Man 3” may not look as popcorn-friendly as its predecessors, but perhaps it will chart a new path to becoming the best of the franchise. ‘Iron Man 3’ Trailer Arrives was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Iron Man 3 11 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post First Official Image from ‘The Wolverine’ next post L.A. 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Love the more serious tone of it. Especially after Avengers complete lack of any sort of drama or tension. Adrian Looks VERY good , 2013 is shaping up very well . Podcast the trailer already gang 🙂 Tyler If this trailer’s a true indicator, I’m glad Marvel isn’t resting on their laurels and just continuing to pump out “fun but relatively undemanding popcorn spectacles”. It looks like this one’s gonna have real, dead serious stakes, and a villain who’s a truly worthy opponent. Looks like I have something else to look forward to before Man of Steel comes out! (Although, to be honest, they more or less had me at ‘hello’ when they cast Rebecca Hall.) Greenlite Would be interesting to see all the Chinese casts lol James Murphy Disagree! Look, I LOVE Iron Man and am excited by this. But..why does EVERY franchise think that a hero can only be tested if it is ‘personal’ and they ‘lose everything’ etc. By all means, stretch hero through a tough villain /plot, but don’t go ‘dark’ as a plot /tone end in itself. This series must not sacrifice its signature warmth/wit at the altar of ‘dark’ / ‘grit’. Remember that Iron Man 1 had genuinely meaningful / challenging moments (the cave, the weapons dealing ethics questions) and yet it still managed an upbeat, colourful escapism and evenness of tone. Shane Black himself pulled that trick off before with ‘Lethal Weapon’ (albeit with a more adult audience..and on that topic..MEL GIBSON would have been MY left field but more interesting Mandarin choice!) Oh and more Pepper Potts, PLEASE!!! LOVE THAT GIRL! 🙂 Tyler ^James, I’d be willing to bet good money that there’s still plenty of wisecracks from Tony, and plenty of lighter moments. That’s who Iron Man IS as a character, and I’m not expecting Marvel/Black/Downey to just abandon that aspect of the character. But I also don’t think it’s a bad thing for the trailer to signal that this one’s going to have a little more meat on the bone, so to speak. The reason every franchise tests a hero with a threat that is ‘personal’ and that threatens them with ‘losing everything’ is because that’s *dramatically interesting*. You can only build so many stories successfully around the idea of “here’s a bigger, tougher nemesis for the hero to face”; what’s REALLY interesting is if the true conflict is internal, if there’s more at stake for the character than just the usual “gotta save the world!” superhero stuff, if they’re *truly* put to the test. Obviously, though, you have to do that without betraying the tone or the characters. Here’s hoping Black and co. can pull it off. 🙂 Jean Doesn’t look amazing (yet), but looks like it could be good and hopefully much better than the second Ironman movie. While I liked Ironman 2 during first viewing, it just does not hold up very well at all. T.T. So it looks like it’s not going to be as much fun anymore huh? Seems like a strange direction to go in after the “Avengers” like heading into Ang Lee “Hulk” territory. It’s kind of a risky move to me, but good luck Ironman I’m pulling for ya’ Stock Until Downey took on the character, IM was not very interesting. He never piqued my interest anyway, and I was a moderate to severe comic geek in the 70s-80s. But he’s very talented and basically Tony Stark is a version of RDJ. Not so much a character as an extension of who he is; a very intelligent, egotistical smart-ass. IM1 was very good, except for its Iron Villain, IM2 was substandard, and now we’ll see if the series can redeem itself from that strange outing. Looking forward to it.