The first key aspect of Iron Man 3 we need to analyze is the introduction of The Mandarin. Arguably Iron Man's greatest enemies and ranked #81 on IGN's greatest villains of all times. Portrayed by Oscar winner Ben Kingsley, better known for his role as Gandhi. The tricky part to The Mandarin is his 10 rings of power and his elite Martial Arts expertise. Granted he doesn't necessarily have to engage Iron Man in hand to hand combat but he may engage Tony Stark. Unfortunately I can't see Sir Kingsley being the most limber and quick when it comes to hand to hand combat....can't really see Downy Jr. either but it works for him. I've been dying to see The Mandarin introduced into the Iron man franchise but lets hope for the sake of us comic book fans it's done right....Aint nobody got time for that X-Men Origins: Wolverine Deadpool crap....had to get a Deadpool reference in.
The next of my concerns/excitement is the bits and pieces we have seen of the Iron Patriot. Now with Sony currently owning the rights to Spider-man, and all his amazingness which includes one of Marvel's greatest enemies Norman Osborn, the continuity looks bleak for this character. Now for those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Osborn you may remember him from the original three Spider Man movies portrayed by Willem Dafoe. Well Mr. Stark and Mr. Osborn have a rather heated rivalry in the comic book world. Considering both men are two juggernauts in the advanced weapon and defense technologies departments they have ran into each other on multiple occasions. The Iron Patriot is spawned from Norman Osborn's Avengers after Osborn assumes control of S.H.I.E.L.D and converts it to H.A.M.M.E.R. Osborn would relentlessly hunt the form S.H.I.E.L.D. Commander, Tony Stark, for the knowledge he had concerning the identities of Marvels greatest Superheroes...i.e. Peter Parker equals Spider-Man. Now that's a lot of back story and cross overs to throw into a 2 hour film so it will be interesting to see what they do with the red white and blue Iron Man.
Lastly, and probably my largest concern, is the Avengers Movie just occurred last summer. Now you're probably saying "Duh, Chris we know this." but do you really. Sure the Iron Man preview we saw has the quote "Since New York nothing has been the same." but will it no longer be the same? Joss Whedon and Marvel have broke the walls down on the Marvel Universe. To me after how huge The Avengers was in 2012 there is no excuse for not acknowledging the Marvel Universe in some grand fashion. What would that mean for Marvel fans such as you and I? I say introduction of other Avengers. We know Captain America will introduce Falcon why can't Iron Man plant some seeds and introduce to us some characters. For starters one of Stark's rivals in Applied Sciences is none other then Mister Henry Pym and with him of course his lovely wife Jan, Wasp, two original Avengers... Better then the damn Falcon. I think it's also time we start laying some ground work for an Ultron villain in Avengers 3....yeah I'm thinking very far down the line but I think we need to in order to do this right! Hell since we have Rhodey and now an Iron Patriot that seems to be military driven why not a cameo from the smokin' hot Carol Danvers a.k.a Ms. Marvel. Maybe Tony has some kind of interaction with the U.N. which would lead some interaction with another scientist and world leader...enter T'Challa The Black Panther. Hell, Banner road off into the sunset with Stark so we better at least see a brief Bruce appearance. As you can see the opportunities are endless and at least one of the aforementioned should be put into play.
As you can see there are endless possibilities for the next installment in the Marvel Universe...Lets hope they do it right....As always check back regularly to see what Chris "The Dace Man" Dace is looking at, and no not just porn, as well as all other bloggers here at Fanboys Anonymous. So for The Few, The Proud, and of course The Dacetacular, grab a beer, or your briefcase armor, and check out what's going on here in the Dace-Sphere. See ya next time!