The Iron Man franchise has never been a household name.
There are no Iron Man toys, no IronMan movies, no Marvel comic book titles.
But this year’s reboot of the Marvel franchise has some things in common with its predecessor, and the trailers that the company has released to promote it all look like a bit of a reboot.
Iron Man’s big bad was supposed to be an alien called The Mandarin, who was originally a creation of a secret government agency.
But The Mandarin wasn’t just an alien, he was a robot that had the ability to transform into an even more monstrous, evil version of himself, with a hatred for humans and a penchant for violence.
The Mandarin was supposed.
But in a lot of ways, it was a much bigger, more terrifying and far more powerful version of Iron Man than anyone expected.
Now, it seems like a much less good, but equally dangerous, version of the same character will be in theaters in 2018.
But there’s also a bit more to The Mandarin than meets the eye.
The movie opens with a shot of a mysterious white building, with the title “The Mandarin.”
A few seconds later, a new trailer for the film shows a scene in which the Mandarin is standing before a large, armored metal cube, with an ominous message written on the outside.
“He’s coming for you,” the message says.
IronMan 3 opens on May 6, 2018.
The next day, IGN will be running a special preview of the film with interviews with director Anthony Russo, screenwriter Drew Pearce, and others.
Check back later for more.
The title “Iron Man 3” is the official title of the upcoming sequel, Iron Man: The Avengers.
Iron man 3 will be released on May 7, 2018, and will star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, and Chadwick Boseman.
It’s directed by Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War) and stars Robert Downy, Jr., Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renn.
Ironman 3 will also feature the return of Scarlett Johansen as Maria Hill, who’s been missing since the events of the first film.
It was originally slated for a 2017 release, but Disney dropped it after a lawsuit was filed by the producers of The LEGO Movie, claiming that the studio was attempting to “slander” the character and the film.
(Disney eventually dropped the suit and released The LEGO Batman Movie, which is slated for release in 2018.)
The Mandarin’s origin story, as revealed in the trailers, goes something like this: A super-powered alien with the ability, like Iron Man, to transform his skin into metal, was created by the United States government and secretly maintained by a secret agency called the S.H.I.E.L.D. The S.I