Early this morning, the first trailer for Iron Man 3 was released. Iron Man 3 takes place right after the events in The Avengers and officially kicks off “Phase 2” of Marvel’s master plan for their cinematic universe. Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 looks to take its characters into darker territory. Introducing one of the comic’s ultimate baddies, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), the trailer certainly makes it look like Iron Man–-and more importantly, Tony Stark–-may have met his match.
Iron Man 3 will be released on May 3, 2013.