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Shane Black's 'Iron Man 3' will not only kick off the 2013 summer superhero season, but it is also the first post-'Avengers' outing for the members of that blockbuster unit. The anticipation is understandably quite high. If you find that the just over two month wait for 'Iron Man 3's release is too excruciating to bear, have no fear. Today, the internet provides a little something to whet your appetite. Fifteen minutes of the film were screened for Empire Magazine who wrote up the plot details that were revealed in those fifteen minutes. These details are spoilery so if you'd rather go into the movie blind, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER!
"The scene ends with Stark, bloodied and dazed, flying away not entirely in control of his malfunctioning prototype. He lands hundreds of miles away in a snowy field, where, out of power, he can't get in touch with Pepper. Or Rhodey. Or The Avengers, neatly sidestepping that question. Breaking into a deserted-looking garage, the tone then zigzags again as Tony is startled by a ten year-old kid, Harley (Ty Simpkins) sparking what [Drew] Pearce calls the film's 'sci-fi Capra' phase. Extremis is a scientific program invented by Hansen and abused by the Mandarin and his right-hand man, Guy Pearce's slimy Aldrich Killian. It rewrites the operating system of the body, upgrading strength, speed and durability to the very zenith of human possibility."
So yes, spoilery, but given the fact that they are encapsulating only fifteen minutes, it's not as if the entire movie was just served up on a silver platter. I do like that they mention Tony's attempt to contact The Avengers when in trouble, but only after he can't reach Pepper and Rhodey. This demonstrates the continuing commitment to not only unify the filmic Marvel universe, but also stay true to the individual characters. At this point, there's no reason Stark would be completely trusting of the rest of the Avengers team nor would his ego allow him to call them for help unless he were in dire straights, and even then only after he had exhausted his other options. The source described the relationship between Stark and the kid who discovers him in the garage as a bawdier version of something we might see in a Steven Spielberg movie. I guess that makes Iron Man the E.T. in the shed. I didn't feel like these details ruined the movie for me, but I am always reticent to post plot breakdowns if only because that means I do have to read them and, given my druthers, I would prefer to go into a movie completely blind.
What do you guys think? Did you find these details interesting? Enlightening? Any revealed diversions from the 'Extremis' comic that have you concerned?