Not long after we received that 15-second teaser preview come these new images from Iron Man 3 courtesy of USA Today. We'll be getting the full Iron Man 3 teaser trailer on Tuesday, so for now you'll have to make due with these stills featuring our first clear look at the Iron Patriot armor (see above), as well as more shots of Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
Marvel chief Kevin Feige says this Iron Man will show off more of Stark's brain than his swagger. "He basically loses all of his toys and is forced to just use his mind to rebuild and to face his biggest enemy. He's ultimately the engineering superhero. He's so charming and so flamboyant that sometimes you forget that's what he is: 'Hey, kids, learn this stuff and you can maybe build an Iron Man suit.' "
Feige added that the sequel picks up "some months" after The Avengers, and that Stark will come away with his most advanced Iron Man suit yet, which he'll need it to battle the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), one of the most famous villains from the Iron Man comics who will stop at nothing to destroy the Marvel superhero.
Check out the images below. Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3.
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