We remember Tony Stark’s personality profile from “Iron Man 2.” Mr. Stark displays textbook narcissism. After the events of “The Avengers,” he’s come to realize that it’s a dangerous world out there. Heck, it’s a dangerous universe. Cue the entrance of The Mandarin, a genius who is Stark’s equal and believes there are no heroes.
The casting of scientist Maya Hansen seems to indicate “Iron Man 3″ is based on the Extremis story arc from the comics. Extremis is an attempt to create superhuman soldiers that would be a match even for Iron Man himself. We’ll see how that works out May 3, when “Iron Man 3″ releases.