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The first Iron Man 3 trailer has just been released online. Watch the exciting new footage of Marvel’s next Iron Man movie that hits theaters on May 3.

Earlier last week Marvel started an official Facebook promotion to get fans involved with the viral marketing by unlocking a preview of the teaser trailer which was released just minutes ago. The more “Likes” the official Iron Man Facebook page got, the quicker we could get a sneak preview of the Iron Man 3 trailer. We got to see the sneak preview this past Sunday and another trailer teaser yesterday – now we have Iron Man 3′s full theatrical trailer below.

The first trailer for Iron Man 3 gives us some incredible new looks of the new Iron Man armor, which features quite a bit more gold than previous versions of the armor. We first saw this version of the armor back at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 and we have to say, it looks much more appealing in the trailer footage than it did in the photos.

The Mandarin Iron Man 3The film’s villain, the Mandarin, played by Sir Ben Kingsley, is featured in the trailer and has a voice over that ends with: “Lesson number one: Heroes, there is no such thing.” It seems as though he is addressing the nation, as he says some people consider him a terrorist, but he considers himself “a teacher.”

Then we see Tony Stark’s cliff-side mansion being destroyed via helicopter missiles and crumbling into the ocean below (with Pepper and Stark inside when it happens). Pepper Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, is then seen either in pain or pleading for her life while in captivity.
We then see what looks like someone in Iron Man’s new armor waking up Pepper and Tony from sleep, so we have to assume either someone steals the armor at some point in the next film, or possibly it’s being controlled remotely. We did notice that it seemed to jump on them as soon as Pepper’s hand touched Tony’s arm, so maybe the new suit has a built in protection device for Stark – even when he’s not controlling it.

Iron Man 3 lying in snow

Iron Man 3 According to the official synopsis, which was released last week, Stark’s personal life will be “destroyed” and in the trailer we certainly see Stark being pushed to the brink of insaity due to the love of his life being caught in such immediate danger.

Tony appears to be a on quest that will test him mentally and physically, but most importantly he’ll be attempting to answer an intriguing question: “Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?”

We see Iron Man suits being blown to pieces in the new trailer and then a glimpse of the Mandarin, which quickly swings to a shot of what we presume is Rhodey in the Iron Patriot suit landing to protect the president. Then we see Pepper being kissed by Aldrich Killian (Extremis) and then a sequence is shown of Air Force One being blown up and Iron Man attempting to rescue the people on board and most likely the president as well.

Iron Patriot armor Iron Man 3

We also get a good look at the Iron Patriot suit of armor, which we’ve only seen so far in set photos. Stark’s trusted friend Rhodey, played by Don Cheadle, is again wearing the suit in an attempt to aid Stark in destroying the film’s villains – the Mandarin and Extremis – protect the President and retrieve Pepper from captivity. The red, white, and blue suit looks even more impressive in the trailer and we can’t wait to see it on the big screen.

Guy Pearce Extremis Iron Man 3Guy Pearce shows up in the new footage, who will be playing the villain Aldrich Killian, also known as Extremis, in the film. He works with Maya Hansen, a friend of Stark’s from the comic and she and Killian happen to be working on a new program funded by the government, which is using nanotechnology to recreate the Super-Soldier serum seen in Captain America, which melds with the brain and forces the body to rebuild itself.

This gives the user the ability to create superhuman abilities via programming the serum prior to injection. We have a feeling this serum will play a pivotal role in this film.
During the final shots of the new trailer we see Tony Stark dragging his suit of armor in the snow, where it looks to be in a heap of pieces. This appears to be after Stark removes his helmet at the beginning of the trailer and is badly injured. Considering there’s snow on the ground, we can’t imagine he’s too close to his California home (or previous home). Then it simply fades to the Iron Man 3 logo and release date.

Stark Dragging Iron Man 3 armor

This first Iron Man 3 trailer has been in the minds of all Iron Man fans after similar footage was shown to a very select few at this year’s Comic-Con and we look forward to hearing what the fans have to say about finally getting their chance to check out the footage. Be sure to let us know in the comments if seeing the first trailer has you as excited as us.

After Robert Downey Jr. rocked our worlds in the first Iron Man, he skyrocketed into being one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Expect to be bombarded by viral marketing from Marvel Studios for Iron Man 3 as we get closer to its May 3 release date. As you may’ve noticed in the trailer it says coming in April, as the film will be released in the U.K. on April 26.

  • Hermionekatniss1

    This made my life so flippin happy!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yinyangmama Becky Fathers Cook

    That looked amazing! Can’t wait!

  • Jay

    Wow! This is like a completely new story, looks awesome.

  • Ev42

    ohmygod. I’m so excited. Like. Hng. I can’t find the words.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Artgirlie815 Casey Jensen

    Omg! My heart may beat out of my chest! Tony call the Avengers!!!! This story line looks a lot darker than the other Marvel movies. It looks amazing though

    • antonia31

      I’m excited for a darker storyline!

      • KC

        Agreed! this movie has to be different from the first two, especially after avengers, I think a lot of fans would find it disappointing if they didn’t take it somewhere new.

  • Jerry

    Watching it at work without sound. Darn!

  • Mrs_Badcrumble

    This is looking great, and a good continuation to the story. Tony is used to living life his own way, sometimes without thinking of the consequences. Like in the first movie when he lightly unveils that he is Iron Man without weighting the pros and cons. Now he will have to face the dire consequences of his choices and learn with them.

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  • theaterboy1

    Such a great trailer!! Sooo excited for this movie!

  • http://www.hypable.com/ Louie Schuth

    Iron Man Rises

    • Crazy-Eight23

      Don’t try comparing him to Batman. He’s got no chance at coming close to Batman’s style.

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Louie Schuth

      Oof. This was a joke. All I meant was that the plots appear vaguely similar. In both movies the hero gets taken down by a terrorist villain and has to fight back from being beaten down.

  • http://twitter.com/zemmergalpaz Zemmer Galpaz

    Joshua forgot to write about the moment in the trailer where Tony focus and a guantlet from his Iron Man suit flies to him and locks on his hand. Tony’s ability to magentize the suit on to him is a big part of the Extremis storyline in the comics

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Joshua Nealey

      I saw this, but didn’t connect the fact that it may be Extremis that is allowing him to magnetize himself. Very interesting, thanks.

  • lorepottter

    I got chills watching this trailer, it was awesome!!

  • Dlmarvin05

    Holy crap that looked amazing! Well done

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gavin-Walsh/100000260589961 Gavin Walsh

    lost for words so much happing can not wait for April 26th :D:D:D mm a friday about 2 weeks before my exams :)

  • d3erudite

    That was fucking awesome.

  • Laudys

    Not the house!
    Everything but the house!

  • HPForever3 :)


    I don’t know anymore but it looks totally badass! I’m excited to see development on Tony Stark’s character, he just seems so much more…mature. I don’t really know if that’s the right word but whatever it is, I will speak for myself when I see the movie and won’t be able to make coherent sentences, “OH MY MARVEL or…IRON MAN…or AVENGERS!” :P

  • http://twitter.com/kristin_marie Kristin Lewis

    Yes. Just, yes.

  • Peeta

    Is it just me or does there seem to be some significance to the light flickering off when you see Iron Man 3 but then flickering back on (and looking like its staying on) when it said April?

  • morgen71

    The first thought that went through my head was, “They’re not playing around anymore, are they?” And when you see the suits getting blown up, you’re like “NO THEY DID NOT JUST DO THAT” I love this trailer. And the music that starts at 0:44 just makes me really angry that April is so far away…

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