Iron Man 3 footage debuted at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, a fact which has caused those who weren’t in attendance plenty of aggravation and irritation, I’m sure. Even as someone who is slowly growing tired of the superhero movie trend, I’m curious to see the footage in action. Since director Jon Favreau is stepping down to allow “Lethal Weapon” scribe Shane Black a chance to tackle the project, it will be interesting to see if the film can stay true to the first two entries in the series. Since a lot of people I know didn’t care for “Iron Man 2” — I didn’t think it was that bad, to be perfectly honest — I suppose the franchise has nowhere to go but up.
According to MSNBC, the footage confirms that Ben Kingsley will, in fact, portray Iron Man’s arch enemy, the nefarious Mandarin. In addition to a “dance sequence” featuring Tony Stark in a brand new suit of body armor, the clip showed our hero’s mansion getting blown to smithereens by an “airborne firing squad”. Apparently every piece of equipment Stark owned gets obliterated as a result, forcing him rebuild from the ground up. Sounds interesting.
Black stated that the film is currently half shot, and as long as they “don’t f–k up the rest, it’s going to be great.” I’m hoping they don’t mess anything up, either, especially since the character is still riding high on the buzz created by “The Avengers”.
Curious to see some “Iron Man 3”-related images? The images lie below.