Why do Japanese trailers always seem to be better than the US ones? Case in point: First their trailer for ‘Star Trek into Darkness’ included 12 seconds more footage and may have even hinted on who Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain could possibly be and now the newest trailer for ‘Iron Man 3!’

While the domestic trailer starts with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in a monologue about how the events in ‘The Avengers’ has affected him, this international trailer extracts footage from the film reminding us what he went through during the attack on New York City. This is a marvelous (pun intended) way to tie in the two movies especially since ‘Iron Man 3’ is the first film to come out after the huge blockbuster and the first of Marvel’s Phase Two Cinematic Universe plan.

The attack on his mansion is also showcased in this trailer much more than the previous one and brings to the forefront Tony having to destroy all his previous incarnations of the Iron Man suits in order to prevent them from getting into any terrorists’ hands.

Marvel President of Production, Kevin Feige, has emphasized that this film will essentially bring Stark back to his roots to when he was imprisoned in the cave and had to rely on his own ingenuity and I’m all for that! With his world destroyed and the love of his life, Pepper Potts (Gweneth Paltrow), in danger, the audience gets to root for Stark once again as we did in the first film.

While Feige has also promised that ‘Iron Man 3’ won’t be dark movie, the events and footage shown in both trailers have indicated that we’ll be dealing with a darker mood than seen in ‘The Avengers.’ With the Manderin’s  (Ben Kingsley) voice over reminding us that there are no heroes and the final text reading “Farewell, Iron Man” in Japanese, the movie really ups the game from what we’ve seen from the Disney’s Marvel movies so far.

Take a look at the video below and tell us what you think of the Japanese trailer for ‘Iron Man 3!’

‘Iron Man 3’ – Japanese trailer:

Directed by Shane Black, ‘Iron Man 3’ stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler and James Badge Dale and opens in theaters on May 3, 2013.