The details come from the latest issue of Empire Magazine who got to see 15 minutes of footage from the film. (Lucky) It’s not too spoilerish especially if you read the comics but still.
Spoilers coming now…
One of the scenes included Tony Stark crash landing and getting help from a 10 year old boy. It’s also confirmed that Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) works for The Mandarin, and also uses the ‘Extremis’ technology to gain superhuman powers. It’s not known whether he will take the role of Mallen from the books, but it sounds likely. Iron Man won’t be fighting a giant Robot antagonist in this film, he’ll be fighting people with superhuman abilities due to nano technology! ( At least one )
Here are the details…turn back if you don’t want to know.
“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 (Ty Simpkins) 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 armored character and another armored character fight. We’ve done that twice before.”
How Epic does that Freaking sound?
(Told you it wasn’t that spoilerish)