The Iron Man 3 Teaser Trailer - Let Phase 2 Begin
By Chris Kavan - 10/23/12 at 02:07 PM CT
I've said before that we were going to hit a super hero saturation point at some time. Yet if The Avengers taught me anything, it's that when done right, a movie with a bunch of actors in outrageous costumes battling it out can actually be not only entertaining in a blockbuster sense, but make a good film.
There was a big gamble on introducing Iron Man, but once that was a success, it was pretty much a no-brainer to go after Captain America and Thor. Although The Incredible Hulk hasn't been as lucky on the big screen, altogether the films made up what the studio called Phase 1 (aka - the origin stories of all these guys) and now, with Iron Man 3 coming on May 03, 2013, it's time for Phase 2.
The Iron Man 3 Teaser Trailer doesn't exactly give a lot away: the big bad this time around is The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and it looks like he's going to make things personal by going after not just Tony Stark and Iron Man, but his greatest love Pepper Potts. And he isn't above blowing up a lot of things to get his point across.
With Thor: The Dark World also coming next year (Nov. 08, 2013) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming April 04, 2014 - if I had to sum up what Phase 2 is going to bring, it's that our "heroes" are going to find out, to use an oft-quoted phrase: "With great power comes great responsibility." - not just to the world and themselves, but to the people they care about. Oh, yes, I think Phase 2 is going to get personal and I don't know if everyone going to survive.
I know I'm anticipating Iron Man 3 (which, even from the teaser, is already looking better than the disappointing second act) - are you still anticipating these heroes, or has it been played out? Make your voice known!