The first trailer for director Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 has been released and it’s looking a lot darker for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) this time around. Following the events of The Avengers, Stark is a bit more shaken up than one would have expected. His nightmares plague him with sleepless nights and constant fear that harm will befall the people he cares about. And it’s looking like his greatest technological achievement will become his biggest threat. At least until the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) makes his appearance in grand fashion (though I’m not 100% sold on his accent).
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars also stars Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Ashley Hamilton, Jon Favreau and James Badge Dale. Iron Man 3 opens on May 3rd, 2013.