Iron-Man-3-Teaser-PosterShane Black’s Iron Man 3 is pretty much guaranteed to be one of the best films of the year. Joss Whedon’s The Avengers closed Marvel’s Phase One in style last summer, and we can’t wait to see how Iron Man 3 opens the way for the next instalments in the series.

Robert Downey, Jr. is of course back once more as Tony Stark / Iron Man, living in a post-Avengers world.

The first trailer that landed back in October was nothing short of immense. And now Marvel and Disney have given us some awesome new footage, airing during tonight’s Super Bowl, following on from the brilliant new poster we saw during the week.

“Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?”

Downey, Jr. is joined by another excellent cast, headed up by Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Wang Xueqi, and Ben Kingsley, with Paul Bettany reprising his role as the voice of JARVIS.

Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is taking over the helm from Jon Favreau, directing from a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce (the upcoming Sherlock Holmes 3, Godzilla).

Iron Man 3 will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 26th April here in the UK. And its US release date is set for 3rd May, the weekend slot that comic book fans have come to love. Here’s the awesome new Super Bowl TV spot to get you in the mood.

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