'Iron Man 3' trailer drops, and it sure looks dark

'Iron Man 3' trailer drops, and it sure looks dark

See it here and weigh in.

Well well, Marvel fans, guess what? The first trailer for Iron Man 3 is out, and it's pretty awesome. It also left me with a ton of unanswered questions, so that was shrewd: Make the super crazy fan girl wait months and blog about her theories and *then* unleash the movie in April 2013, when she's reached the end of her rope!

Without any further buildup, here's the new Iron Man 3 trailer:

Iron Man 3 Trailer - Official Marvel | HD

A few months ago, fans at Comic-Con got a good look at Iron Man 3's overall look -- and word was, it was some pretty dark stuff. In fact, I distinctly remember this piece from Screenrant, suggesting that Iron Man 3's trailer was less Marvel and far more Dark Knight.

I agree. This one is definitely far more bleak than previous Iron Man installments. The trailer more than hints at that -- it whacks you smack over the head with hopelessness and despair. This is post Battle of Manhattan (The Avengers), after all, and he's not in the best of places, it seems. He has "a lot of apologies to make." Still, it's Tony Stark, and he'll find some way to get through everything. Right? Right?!?!?!?

We get a voiceover from the Mandarin, a man set on destroying Tony's entire world. We see Tony's mega-mansion being destroyed. We also see Stark on an operation table (alarming!). And one can surmise that Tony Stark/Iron Man is not going to stand for this evil threatening his life, his loved ones and everything he's built.

My vote is solidly with Tony Stark on this one. Iron Man 3 is going to be epic, if this trailer is any indication. Do you agree?