Iron Man 3 Pics Pave Path for Trailer

Tomorrow will see the release of the first real trailer for next summer’s Iron Man 3 (will they change the title?), and to whet appetites, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has released some cool new images, including the first of Sir Ben Kingsley as the big bad, the Mandarin, and provided some spoilerific commentary.

In the comics, the Mandarin has always been a Chinese character — he dates from the 1960s — but the movie’s casting suggests that the character will be reimagined. (I leave it to others to fight out the politics of not casting a Chinese actor in the role.)

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