Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley and Don Cheadle star in the Iron Man 3 Super Bowl trailer

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3

The Super Bowl was a bit of a letdown bot in terms of the game (I’m a big 49ers fan) and the commercials.  The trailers that did premiere during the game were either very familiar or not that great.  But one trailer that premiered that offered something a little clever was for Marvel’s IRON MAN 3.  Basically, they showed a quick, intense clip from the film and then asked fans to visit them on Facebook and watch the full trailer.  The full trailer/spot offers a little bit of new footage, highlighted by the clip of Iron Man saving people from a plane crash.  The only thing that doesn’t work for the Super Bowl spot is the introduction by Robert Downey Jr.  It just seems a little awkward and goes on too long.

Directed by Shane Black, IRON MAN 3 stars: Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Rebecca Hall (Maya Hansen), Guy Pearce (Aldrich Killian), Ben Kingsley (The Mandarin), Don Cheadle (Lt. Col. James Rhodes/War Machine), Wang Xuequi (Dr. Wu) and James Badge Dale (Eric Savin/Coldblood). IRON MAN 3 hits theaters on May 3rd, 2013.

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