Well, we all knew this was coming, so let’s skip the preamble shall we?
For my part, I’m tempering my reaction to this footage with caution. I’ve been burned before by great Iron Man trailers that failed to live up to their promise. Frankly, I don’t want to be in that position again, and so I’m taking the wary path. That said, there’s a lot in here that has piqued my curiosity and interest– namely Ben Kingsley’s voice and appearance as the Mandarin, and also the hint that he’ll actually represent such a real threat to Tony that the film will actually have stakes and tension. And of course there’s stuff that’s absolutely bereft of context, but I expect that from teaser footage and so I’m willing to look past it. (Though I’ve yet to reconcile the sheer number and variety of Iron Man suits. How many toys do they have to sell?)
Iron Man 3 opens on May 3, 2013. I’m not going to hype myself up for it– certainly not now– but this is a respectable preview, I think. What does this clip say to you about the film’s prospects?