Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man meets his latest nemesis The Mandarin played by Ben Kingsley in the first Iron Man 3 trailer. It doesn’t look like much goes Iron Man’s way. The trailer features his world being turned upside down and inside out by his insidious foe.

The Mandarin takes the fight to a personal level as Iron Man creator Tony Stark is filled with self doubt. In fact, the trailer opens with his apology and Iron Man flat on his back.

“I’ve got a lot of apologies to make,” says Stark in a voiceover. “Nothing’s been the same since New York. You experience things and then they’re over. I can’t sleep, and when I do I have nightmares. Honestly, there are a hundred people who want to kill me.”

Of course, the one thing he’s desperate to protect, that means the most to him, is… Pepper Potts, played by the comely Gwyneth Paltrow.

In the end, Stark’s biggest enemy may be his own technology. The clip shows flashes of an Iron Man-like soldiers under The Mandarin’s control. They even break into Stark’s bedroom and destroy his secluded estate.

The army has been created by the use of the extremis virus, and the real Iron Man must destroy them, before they destroy him.

Guy Pearce, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale and Jon Favreau also star in the movie. Check out the new trailer below and Click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for all of the latest Iron Man updates.