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Iron Man 3
A new 'Iron Man 3' TV spot has arrived and it has us wondering: is there such thing as too much marketing? After all, it feels like at least half of the highly anticipated Marvel adventure has been released through trailers, spots and clips. That's a thought to chew on as you watch this new footage (which, like the others, is quite cool).
One of the big wild cards in 'Iron Man 3' appears to be Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin, a modern update on a politically incorrect comic book villain that most audiences aren't familiar with. The trailers and spots have given us glimpses of the character and let us hear snippets of his oddball voice, but a new clip from the upcoming film gives us our best look at Kingsley's performance yet.
The 2013 summer movie season is almost here and you know what that means: big blockbuster movies and lots of them. As the days grow warmer and the school year grows shorter, the studios unleash their big dogs: the films that cost hundreds of millions of dollars and push the envelope in terms of scope and special effects (if not always originality)
As this new 'Iron Man 3' TV spot reminds us, the latest Tony Stark adventure is only a month away, but we don't need to tell you that. We know you and everyone you know are going to see it. However, this new spot does give us our first solid look at one of the more unique threats we've seen in the Marvel movie universe: The Mandarin's super soldiers!