Words cannot begin to say how much I want to see this film. The trailers and TV spots are enough to make me smile like the Cheshire cat! First off, RDJ is the perfect casting choice as Tony Stark, and he has proven that he owns the role. No one else could ever fill those shoes as well as he does. In this third part of the Iron Man film series, Tony is pitted against the Mandarin. A villain from the comic books which had mystical powers (in the comics), but in this I speculate that he has harnessed science to create the illusion of mysticism. The Mandarin is played by the great Ben Kingsley, and I have no doubt he will be awesome!
(this part is my take on the trailers and spots and my hypothesis on what the film is)
The film takes place after the events in last years The Avengers film, and Tony is having trouble coming to grips with incident in New York. He begins to build suits for every type of job. And also the ability to activate and remotely control them (the headset in the first trailer). He meets up with Rhodey and Tony tells him of the Legion. And Tony puts the Iron Patriot suit down(more on that later). He then is offered a new type of tech by a friend of Pepper’s(Guy Pearce), nano-tech that would allow him to have the suits come to him (Extremis), he refuses. Then the Mandarin sets off a bomb in LA(Mann’s Chinese Theater). Tony gets upset and calls the Mandarin out, giving him is address (by the Audi, with one of the Mandarin’s followers with a phone that Tony smashes against the wall-trailer). Then Tony decides to get the implants (the hospital scene). Tony then meets up with an old flame, at the mansion with Pepper. The helicopters approach and begin to shoot up the mansion. Tony with his new tech, suits up Pepper to help is old flame escape, Pepper then saves Tony, she escapes and Tony dons the suit just before the missiles hit the struts of the mansion. Tony launches a Grand Piano and destroys one of the choppers. He gets sucked underwater, but survives(the night/snow scene at beginning of first trailer).
He finds out who is behind all of the attacks(along with the Mandarin), and it is Pepper’s old friend(Guy Pearce). He captures Pepper and tries to implant her[as he is doing with a bunch of other guys] to make an army of super-humans. Tony frees her(i think). He meets up with Rhodey at the Long Island docks(which are incidentally owned by the Chinese gov’t). Where they cornered by Guy’s Extremis-men(who may be homeless-Mandarin in the 2nd trailer asks ‘Do You want a empty life, or a meaningful death?’ I believe that is for ‘volunteers for his army, not for Tony). Then Tony calls his Iron Legion to aid. *Now there is a scene in the 3rd trailer where Tony is throwing armor onto someone. I believe it is Rhodey because it is on a gantry at the docks at night. And Rhodey doesn’t have the War Machine/Iron Patriot armor. Then Tony jumps off the gantry INTO a flying suit!! They of course fight and defeat the bad guys. I have heard that the end scene or the after credits scene would be one of two. One: Tony tells Rhodey he is going away and gets into a white, black and silver suit and flies off into space. OR two: Tony is sitting talking to someone about his troubles and when the other says, “I’m not that kind of doctor” it reveals a sleepy, half awake Bruce Banner! (I HOPE it is the second!).
This is all speculation, but needless to say this will be a fantastic film!