Shadowy villainy! An Iron Man army! Pepper in her bra! The 10 coolest moments from the new ‘Iron Man 3′ trailer
The new and final "Iron Man 3" trailer showcases a movie that, thankfully, doesn't look nearly as grim and depressing as the first teaser suggested. However, it does look like the first chapter of Marvel's Phase Two does make for Tony Stark's most daunting challenge yet as his sweet pad gets blown to smithereens, Guy Pearce gives him grim warnings and Ben Kingsley makes existential threats in a cool villain voice (really, is "You'lllll neverrrr seeeeee meeeeee coming" destined to be the new "Why so serious?").
Here are the ten coolest moments from the "Iron Man 3" trailer, complete with comic book panels, er, screengrabs for your reference.
1. Tony and Pepper Make It Official-ish (0:15)
Tony Stark looks dashing in a white suit, Pepper Potts looks stunning in an evening gown and the necklace looks appropriately romantic (and expensive). Is one of the most notorious celebrity playboys finally committing to settling down? Good news for the happy couple ... and for any supervillains looking for a weakness to exploit.
2. Behold the villainous Mandarin! (0:39)
Emperor Palpatine, er, the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) makes a terrific bad guy entrance -- his hooded head covering his villainous visage, the lighting exquisitely art-directed to be moody and ominous. We have a feeling he's going to be a cooler character than whoever that guy was who Mickey Rourke was playing.