‘Iron Man 3′ Trailer: Tony Stark’s Iron Legion vs The Mandarin [Updated]

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 12th, 2013 at 5:43 am,

[UPDATE: Scroll down for the newly-released Chinese trailer and Japanese poster.]

The new Iron Man 3 trailer reveals much more of the storyline behind Tony Stark’s latest adventure – much of which we’ve already dug up in our posts on the Iron Man 3 armor guide and Iron Legion poster breakdown.

Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is in a bit of a funk following his near-death experience in space at the climax of The Avengers – and despite new technologies that let him control his armor remotely by command, he’s still not ready for the assault by The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), a nefarious terrorist leader whose Machevellian schemes trace back to Tony’s initial near-death ordeal, as seen in Iron Man.

Iron Man 3 Trailer 2 Iron Legion Army Iron Man 3 Trailer: Tony Starks Iron Legion vs The Mandarin [Updated]

As viewed above, there is a going to be some major action in this threequel film – and seemingly a much better (and epic) story arc than we got in the lukewarm Iron Man 2. For fans who were not that impressed by the Iron Man 3 teaser trailer: the sight of Tony and Rhodey (Don Cheadle) summoning that Iron Man army – including the unofficial Hulk Buster design(!) – is probably going to be a better motivator to get you in the theater seats, no?

UPDATE: Check out the Chinese trailer below (via Comic Book Movie), which briefly highlights the roles played by Chinese actors Wang Xueqi and Fan Bingbing:

And the Japanese poster:


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Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black based off of his and Drew Pearce’s screenplay, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler, James Badge Dale and the voice of Paul Bettany.

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Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.

Source: Yahoo, MTime, & Comic Book Movie

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  1. Can’t wait! Looks amazing.

  2. That was epic. Seeing all the armors in flight……speechless. This has got me so pumped for the movie.

  3. EPIC!

  4. Now THAT.. is the trailer we’ve been waiting for. CAN’T WAIT.

  5. Marvel seems to be hitting the 2nd trailers out of the park lately. Can’t wait for Thor!

  6. Holy s***!

    • +1,000

  7. Awesome, May 3rd can’t come soon enough.

  8. MoS looks better 😀

    • I love the MOS trailer, but the action in the MOS trailer can’t match what we’ve seen in this one.

      • MoS’s Kryptonian unitard looks stupid. Oh,well, at least Snyder actually kept Supes clothed. Shouldn’t be TOO softcore-gay-porn-y like 300.

  9. Looks amazing! I can’t wait for this movie and Thor 2!

  10. EXTREMIS!!!

  11. Hulkbuster looks a little blue-ish. not bad.

  12. Knew I shouldn’t have pressed play… now i’ve seen the whole movie.

    • Not sure where the line is anymore. Remember when third act action set pieces were actually a complete surprise?

  13. Holy s***!!! The hulkbuster armour looks great! Iron patriot looks epic and te whole movie looks incredible!! Can not wait for it!! I love the iron man movies they always come out around my birthday.

  14. The first trailer was better but this was still pretty good :)

  15. wow!!! this is going to be sooooo awesome!!

  16. All I can say about that trailer is:

    3rd of April me and the wife move into our new house……3rd of May Iron Man 3 released…… I think the wife will be really pissed if I told her I am more excited about the 3rd of May :)

  17. UN FREAKING BELIEVABLE. Good luck being better than this movie, Man of Steel.

    • It wont need luck lol

    • Both movies will be good, period. I’m pumped up for both but quite unhappy that Iron Man 3 showed so much action in the trailer…hope there is a lot more we haven’t seen yet…I hope

    • so.. 2013’s TDKR vs Avengers will be MOS vs IM3?

      • Sounds like it to me lol.

        • So marvel will be up 2-0.

          • Honestly, I don’t even think these movies will be trying to do the same thing at all. C’mon, two movies in one genre can’t come out with people proclaiming a winner?

            In my mind, Zack Snyder and Shane Black stand at veeeeeeeeeery different ends of the director scale. Happy to see both :)

            • Agreed.
              My comment was more of an eye roll in anticipation of the fans choosing sides all over again

            • Well said Mr. Dyce.
              I’m just glad we have two potentially amazing comic book movies to look out for this summer.

            • Thank you, Andrew…I’m looking forward to seeing both this year. I can decide which one I enjoyed more AFTER I see them.

          • The thing about this is both DC and Marvel fans will see both. I don’t think anyone will not want to see one so the other would make more money, but seeing that Iron Man releases first, I think it would make more money cause people would still be in the Iron Man Zone the time MOS arrives.

          • Cave-ish=irrational Marvel fanboy…lol

  18. HULKBUSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Kneel Before Zod.

    • Ben, 1981 called. They want their line back. (Sorry I couldn’t resist.)

  20. The trailer is awesome only things I was consider with is Ben Kingsley’s Joker accent.. its pissing me off and the hunckback hulkbuster at the end of the trailer.. It’s alive kill it!

    • Joker? or Mandarin? or are you saying his Mandarin sounds a bit like HL’s Joker? maybe, but not much.

      • I think its off putting of a voice but kingsley rocks and im sure we will ajust.

        • HL’s Joker sounded like Tom Waits.

          • Yes it did and it was a fantastic performance

  21. Am I the only one who got chills when all the suits showed up?

    • I did and that will be epic to watch in theaters

    • No, you are not.

  22. holy crap that was epic all those iron man suits!!! wow

  23. I just blew the biggest load I’ve ever had…

  24. Screen rant always has the best updates about movies and my orgasmic Iron Man 3. Iron Man 3 will be better than avengers. And I watch avengers at least 3 times a week. Keep up the delicious work Screenrant.

  25. Looks like a great contrast to the first Iron Man even though it’s supposed to be a similar story line, where he has to use his ingenuity to beat the villain.

    I like how this franchise has progressed, I wonder however if they are just going film to film with Iron Man, or if they have some kind of outline moving forward, including Avengers.

    I say this because I have to wonder, “Where do the go from here?” with regards to Tony Stark’s story/journey?

    • *they*

  26. Screen rant always has the best updates about movies and my spectacular Iron Man 3. Iron Man 3 will be better than Avengers. And I watch avengers at least 3 times a week. Keep up the delicious work Screenrant.

  27. Absolutely EPIC!!! I am so excited for this movie. I loves the first trailers, but the Iron Legion is just so beyond amazing and seriously, the end of April can’t come soon enough!!!

  28. WOw, how can anyone not want iron man 4 & 5?!