As the release of Iron Man 3, the Armored Avenger's long-awaited solo sequel looms ever closer, a barrage of TV spots, both domestic and international have unleashed a salvo of new footage on the web akin to a full-on assault from Tony Stark's Iron Army.
While still playing the film's cards close to its proverbial chest, the new spots do manage to shed some light on the overwhelming and highly personal war of attrition between Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark and Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin; a rivalry that seems to be causing a great deal of damage to the onlooking world that may even rival that whole "Norse God leading armies of aliens into New York" incident last year. Perhaps coining yet another memorably quotable phrase, the malevolent mastermind, Mandarin nefariously utters "you'll never see me coming," as we are treated to more footage of his sadistic plot to not only wreak havoc on the world, but put Tony and the one he loves through a crushing crucible of vindictive punishment.
However, Mandarin may not want to celebrate by buying a fancy new collection of green robes just yet. Confirming rumors, it seems that Tony's love in question, Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts will have some (possibly spoileriffic) tricks up her sleeve before it's all said and done. She isn't about to sit back and let some loathsome, bizarre hybrid of Osama Bin Laden, Jim Morrison, and The Dalai Lama dictate what happens to her man. -- He'll never see THIS coming, I assure you.
Iron Man 3 gets ready to serve up a different kind of girl power without the help of busty black-leather-clad redheads when it hits theaters on May 3. Check below for a few of these (potentially spoileriffic) new spots.
This is the brand new domestic TV spot, just posted to the film's official Facebook page.
...And the main event. Just officially posted by Marvel, this is the brand new international trailer. In her Oscar-winning performance in 1998's Shakespeare in Love, Gwyneth Paltrow disguised herself as a man. However, in this trailer, we see that her character, Pepper Potts takes disguise to an awesome new level, jumping into an Iron Man armor for a bit of proactive superheroing of her own. This seems to be a nod to her destiny in the pages of Marvel Comics, where Pepper gets an armor of her own, operating under the name, "Hera," and eventually as "Rescue."