This is the one we’ve all been waiting for.

Marvel have been gearing up their promotion immensely in the past few days for Iron Man 3, giving us two sneak peeks, a handful of new images, and the first official teaser poster.

And it’s all been leading to this: The first trailer. It has arrived, it’s longer than we were expecting, and it is amazing. Utterly, utterly amazing.

“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?”

Robert Downey, Jr. returns to suit up as the brilliant Tony Stark / Iron Man, joined by an all-star cast headed up by Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, and Kingsley, with Paul Bettany expected to reprise his role as the voice of JARVIS.

Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) has taken over at the helm in Favreau’s place, for what promises to be another brilliant partnership with Downey, Jr., directing from a script he co-wrote with rising new talent, Drew Pearce.

Iron Man 3 will be released in 3D on 26th April, 2013 here in the UK, followed by a 3rd May release in the US. We cannot wait. This is going to be incredible. This is going to be amazing. This is going to be epic. Words don’t do it justice. Instead, here’s the first trailer. Enjoy.

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