I had not had the opportunity to comment on the first Iron Man 3 trailer that was released last week, but I cannot keep quiet any longer. I’m not a comic book reader or fan, but I can definitely appreciate a superhero themed blockbuster in the summertime. Ever since Robert Downey Jr. has portrayed Tony Stark and his Iron Man personna, this particular superhero has become my all-time favorite.

In the trailer, the Marvel-created superhero seems to be shutting down. Granted, it has happened in other films before and he always came back to grace us with his charm and quick wit, but this entire trailer seems to hint at great troubles for Iron Man, maybe even his demise. In the trailer, we see him struggling to protect his lady love Virginia ”Pepper” Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, and his company. It appears that he grows obsessed with their security and starts making even more Iron Man suits, which are shown to have a mind of their own in a scene where one of them grabs Pepper from the bed she sleeps in with Tony. There are many adversaries coming for Iron Man this time around and he has to find out if his strength comes from his suits or himself. Let’s just hope that he can deal with all of them and come back on top.

I honestly cannot wait for it to be released May 3 of next year. I’m rooting for you, Stark!

By Beth Colon