You don’t exactly need the longest memory to recall that, a couple of days ago, there was a teaser for footage from Iron Man 3 set to be shown during the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend. Well, the event was held and the new material appeared as a TV spot. You can watch it below.
There is not a lot of fresh fodder to be found, aside from a few shots here and there – but we’re treated to some very cool moments. Probably the most fun are Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) suiting up in typically OTT style, whether it’s when components of his armour slap on to him in the lab or when he leaps from a tall building onto an autonomous suit that appears to encompass him and let him take over.
Lest we forget, Iron Man 3, directed by Shane Black from a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce, finds Tony struggling to adapt to life following the Battle of New York he fought alongside the Avengers. Now dealing with how things have changed, he’s restless and sleepless, worried about Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) and turning arrogant again. But then he faces a very new threat from an enemy he didn’t even really know he had (Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin) and soon he’s in a life-or-death struggle without super-powered beings to come to his aid.
With Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall and Guy Pearce among the cast, Iron Man 3 arrives on April 25. You can hunt down lots more about the movie in the current issue of Empire, but be warned it will vanish from shops this week as the JJ Abrams/Star Trek Into Darkness special beams in. So: hurry! Meanwhile, check out the latest trailer and then read our list of Must-Pause Moments from it...