Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
“There’s no politics here, it’s just good old fashioned revenge.” Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is extremely pissed off in the first full clip from Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3. The moment happens toward the end of the first act, when one of Stark’s friends is injured at the hands of the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). Stark decides it’s time to throw down the gauntlet. Check out the clip below.
Thanks to Yahoo for the clip. No major spoilers here, but it is a scene in the movie that leads to something bigger.
When I was privy to 15 minutes of footage from the May 3 release, this was the scene that started the presentations so I know exactly what the consequences are. If you’d like to know, keep reading, if not – SPOILER WARNING.
Here’s what I wrote about the footage last month. Click here for a video blog reaction.
Stark is mad because Happy Hogan has been injured. After this scene, he goes home and is working on his suits. Pepper is incredibly nervous about the Mandarin retaliating and is trying to get Tony out of the house when we see the helicopters approaching. They fire and, in slow motion the house begins blowing up. Tony reacts quickly, presses a button on his prototype suit, and it quickly shoots around Pepper protecting her from the blast. Pepper, in the suit (yes, you read that right), takes a blow but gets up, shields Tony and escapes as the attack continues. Stark decides to blow up all the suits as a precaution. (He does, briefly, mention something about a Hall of Armor being secure). The suit then flies back around Tony as the house collapses around him, throwing him into the water. In the destruction, the suit has a malfunction and goes on auto pilot, shooting Tony out into the sky.
We cut to Tennessee, where Tony crashes in the snow. Why Tennessee? We don’t know, just that this was its last know flight path. After the attack though, the suit is destroyed and Tony drags it to a nearby shack. Once in the shack, a young boy shows up. They have a conversation, complete with Tony making fun of the kid (mostly because he likes the Iron Patriot better) and Tony hands him some kind of device in exchange for a sandwich.
Iron Man 3 opens on May 3.