Based on the trailer (w/ no sound, I know, lame)... my thoughts:
War Machine/Iron Patriot steps in when Tony goes off the deep end. The start of the trailer, Tony looks drunk, not dazed.
Pearce's character definitely steals a suit. Possibly kidnaps Pepper. Probably why Tony has the "telekinetic" interface with the suit shown in the trailer. That way, no one but Tony can wear it.
There was mention earlier about Potts asking what happened to the other 48 suits (or whatever that number is). Tony has gone through quite a number of suits.
The suits exploding in the garage look to be a self-destruct reaction to the attack on the Stark house, not a result of the attack.
Well...I suppose it's better than making Galactus a frigging storm cloud.The choice to cast Kingsley as a villain of Chinese ancestry must have raised a few eyebrows, but the filmmakers are aiming to defuse any controversy by making him more multi-cultural. "It's less about his specific ethnicity than the symbolism of various cultures and iconography that he perverts for his own end," Feige told EW.
I would've probably taken the pay cut for the second film but make it up somewhere else. Next film or any kind of spin off.
I can see if it was a schedule conflict but I haven't seen him in anything since the first Ironman. I actually like Howard as an actor to so I would've liked to see him in Ironman 2 kicking butt!!