The full Iron Man 3 teaser trailer is finally here. As we begin to watch it over and over throughout the day, let's take a close look at what is going on. It definitely has a darker feel to it and none of the typical Tony Stark/Robert Downey Jr humor is present.
The first scene shows a beat up Iron Man. The armor is banged up. The power is flickering.
As he rolls over, we hear Tony say, "I've got a lot of apologies to make." Right away we're left wondering why. What does he have to apologize for? Tony Stark, in the past movies, doesn't seem like the type to apologize. The answer to what may be stemming from the fact that he publicly revealed his identity and put those closest to him at risk. We can make this assumption based off the rest of the trailer.
As Tony is greeted by the press, we hear another voice over say, "Nothing has been the same since New York."
The first impression could be he's referring to the battle in The Avengers in New York. Since he's walking with his head down, this doesn't exactly look like a hero's welcome. If this was after their victory, he'd be all over the press, bathing in their attention. It's not clear how much time has passed between The Avengers and this movie but something else must have happened since.
We see Tony working on a new armor. As he stands across the room, he's able to call a gauntlet over to him. We don't see any of the devices present that could cause the armor to come to him (such as the bracelets he put on in The Avengers). Looks like he's able to call forth the armor with his mind which means the Extremis serum may be in him at this point.
Tony Stark can't sleep. When he does, he has nightmares. The scen flashes to two figures walking by a makeshift memorial. We can see three silhouettes on the wall which makes you wonder if they were blasted by an intense force. This is similar to the blast silhouettes from a nuclear blast in Hiroshima. Something must have blasted the three people. The blast was big enough to hit the bodies and still have a wide enough force to damage the wall as well. This happens when the blast comes from far away. Is Tony somehow responsible for this?
"Honestly, there's a hundred people that want to kill me."
A couple choppers are making their way someplace and we get a glimpse at Guy Pearce who is playing Aldrich Killian. In the comics, Killian is the one that gave the Extremis serum to a terrorist organization. Does he have a reason to want to kill Tony Stark?
Tony is now realizing that revealing his identity may not have been the wisest decision. He tells Pepper that he hopes he can protect the one thing he can't live without, referring to her. As he acquires more and more enemies, it puts a bigger target on Pepper.
The scene cuts to Pepper and Tony in bed. Pepper gets a rude awakening as she comes face to face with someone wearing a different armor. Who could be inside? It's doubtful Rhodey would so rudely invade their privacy and cause such terror on Pepper's face.
The suits are getting destroyed. At first I thought maybe Tony was doing it. Could something like the Extremis serum have corrupted his suits and the only way to deal with it is to destroy all his armor?
Most likely this is the action of an enemy. Because their bedroom was invaded right before, someone has managed to infiltrate Tony's mansion and while the scene in the bedroom may be taking place, someone has decided to destroy the armors. If Tony were to destroy them, he would have a more efficient and less destructive (to the surroundings) approach.
We get our first glimpse at Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin. As he takes off his hood, you'll notice a tattoo on the back of his neck. Is that a Captain America shield with an "A" in the center? What does he have against the Avengers?
Next we see the Iron Patriot armor make a flashy entrance. Word is that Rhodey will be wearing this armor. That makes sense since he's still in the military. It does seem odd that the government would want such a flashy colored suit and why would he be given the red carpet treatment?
The Mandarin strikes. We hear him making a speach, "Some people consider me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher." The war against Tony Stark has begun.
This these scenes of destruction cut to a shot of the Mandarin's rings.
During all this, there is one scene with Tony about to get a procedure done.
Coud this be when he gets the Extremis armor? Perhaps he has no other choice once all his regular suits have been destroyed.
The Mandarin gives his first lesson.
The voiceover of the Mandarin says, "Heroes, there is no such thing." He has taken his fight against Tony to a personal level. Tony's home is utterly destroyed. As the mansion falls, you can even see more missiles hitting the pieces as they head towards the water below. Tony is able to put on an armor but what about Pepper?
As Tony lands underwater in the wreckage, he struggles to get through the debris but ends up getting pulled under. What's left of his mansion crash down upon him.
The 'Iron Man 3' logo appears and flickers out. The final image shows Tony in the snow, dragging what's left of his armor. Most likely he needs to find a place to make repairs. The logo appears again and flickers on.
May 2013 can't get here soon enough.
Here's the trailer if you haven't already watched it several times.
Head on over to the Apple Trailers site to watch the trailer in HD.