The production of "Iron Man 3" hasn't even been wrapped, but rumors surrounding the film's first trailer have already swirled on the Internet. It was Ain't It Cool News that claims to have obtained details of the first promotional footage of the armored hero movie. Still, the site notes that the description "might be mulled between now and the time material arrives on computer, television and theater screens."
According to the site, the trailer will [SPOILER ALERT!] open with Tony Stark gushing about how the events in New York (probably from "The Avengers") have changed him. He says that he's just not "into it" anymore. It then shows Iron Man lying down in the middle of rubble with battle damage and taking off his faceplate to reveal his bleeding face.
It cuts to scenes of Stark arguing with Pepper Potts in the armory, attending a press conferences, and talking to someone who seems to be a psychiatrist. There's also a quick glimpse of Rhodey, but not in his War Machine suit. The next scene reportedly sees someone forcefully landing and cracking the ground. It is unclear whether the character is the Mandarin or a silver Iron Man.
After that, a voiceover from Ben Kingsley's character can be heard stating that there are no heroes and that he will teach Stark a lesson. Scenes featuring an alternative suit getting blown up, Stark going into surgery and helicopters launching missile to blow up Stark's home are shown along with the voiceover. It ends with a close-up look at the Mandarin in his armor with no helmet.
The end of the trailer reportedly shows Iron Man swimming towards what looks like a "heart reactor thing." He then walks in the snow, dragging a large back. Judging from the potential description, it seems that the third "Iron Man" film will be darker and humorless compared to its two predecessors.
Bringing back Robert Downey Jr. as the titular superhero, Gwyneth Paltrow as Potts, and Don Cheadle as Rhodey, "Iron Man 3" will hit the U.S. cinemas on May 3, 2013. The Shane Black-directed film is also supported by Kingsley, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale, Rebecca Hall and former "Iron Man" helmer Jon Favreau.