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Iron Man 3 is easily shaping up to be the best of the Iron Man movies, and fans are dying with anticipation (myself included) to see what the third movie has in store for us. The lucky crew over at Empire Magazine got a sneak peek of the 15 minutes of the film footage. If you're filled with momentary jealousy at this point, I understand. Luckily, they shared the details in their latest issue, and we're sharing it here with you. See? Don't say I never gave you anything.

As it contains kinda, sorta spoilers, I put it behind a spoiler tag. [[spoiler]]

One of the scenes revealed Tony Stark crash-landing in a snowy field and getting help from a little boy (Okay, now we know what the whole him lying bloody and dazed in the snow is all about). It also confirms suspicions that Aldrich Killian () is a snake working for The Mandarin (). He uses the "Extremis" technology to gain super, nanotech powers to fight Iron Man. Awesome.

From Empire:

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 () sparking what [Drew] Pearce calls the film's "sci-fi Capra" phase. "We loved the idea of doing something classically Spielbergian - a kid finds a superhero in a shed. Their relationship is not something you would traditionally see in Spielberg, though; it's bawdier, more fractious."

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.

"We're calling it a biological reality and there's a science behind it that allows people to glow and rip apart Iron Man suits," says Feige. "Frankly, Shane was not interested, and we were not interested, in having another armoured character and another armoured character fight. We've done that twice before."

Waiiiit a second. Giant, flying robot? Little kid in a garage? An unlikely partnership? I think we've seen this before. I'm lookin' at you, The Iron Giant. Is the nod Spielbergian or Vin Dieselian?

Either way, I just got far more excited now that I've learned he won't be battling another fellow metal man. Nano technology is pretty amazing stuff, and it will be cool to see how moviemakers push the boundaries of science and the imagination in the film.

Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3rd.



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