Iron Man 3 Footage Shows Close Up of New Villain

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The official Iron Man 3 trailer premiered yesterday at Comic Con 2012. Comic and movie lovers gathered close to a glimpse at the new villian set to premiere in the film.

Sources say Robert Downey Jr. looked sharp as ever and Ben Kingsley looked mean as ever as the new supervillian. Stephanie Szostak (Paul Rudd’s girlfriend in Dinner for Schmucks) has joined the cast as a character TBA.

Also in the footage, Stark’s seaside mansion is thoroughly demolished by an airborne firing squad and every bit of armor in his workroom is blown to bits. Meaning, our hero must start from scratch (though billionaire superhero’s scratch is different from regular people’s scratch), somewhat reminding us of the predicament a forlorn Bruce Wayne is facing at the beginning of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

We have a feeling that Iron Man — with a little help from his friends–will rise again, too. (Whether or not the same guy is wearing the suit is up to Downey, who said he’s come to the end of his contract, which attached him to the two Iron Man sequels and The Avengers. Think he’ll want a raise?)

Iron Man 3 hits theaters March 3, 2013.