It looks like Marvel cosplay artist Andrew Lawden is pretty confident in his job security, since he pretty much spilled the beans on the plots for both Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. He's surprisingly detailed, so obviously expect a number of very specific spoilers ahead.
Here's Lawden's skinny on Iron Man 3:
"There’s going to be a big fight sequence with The Mandarin, who’s the main villain, which will involve none other than forty different Iron Man suits. There’s an amazing rescue where The Mandarin basically wants to bring down the American government and kill the President, and he launches an attack on Air Force One. All of the President and his men and staff get sucked out of the plane and Iron Man rescues them by forming this amazing human chain in the sky.
The best thing of all is Iron Man himself, Tony Stark, has an upgrade, which they’ve taken the storyline from the comics where he has this sensory thing installed so that basically he can manipulate the suit more with his mind. He points his hand or his leg at various parts of the suit and the suit just flies onto him… It’s like a form of telekinesis.
There’s an amazing sequence where he has this rooftop house that he builds to store all his Iron Man suits and it gets attacked by The Mandarin and these gunships. Now they’ve released the exclusive last week in Italy I think it’s about to go online this week the teaser trailer. I don’t think it will be as long as the one I saw.
There are forty Iron Man suits written into this feature in various ways… he needs this Iron Man army to go up against The Mandarin’s forces."
Sadly, there's no Pepper Potts news. All we know so far is that she's kidnapped at some point (points for consistency?).
And here's his lowdown for Thor 2:
"Iceland is going to be used as a location in Asgard. Thor becomes reunited with Jane who becomes possessed by a Dark Spirit which is connected with the Dark Elves, a race that the Asgardians have fallen out with many years beforehand and what happens is that basically The Dark Elves attack Asgard, and they take a huge hit and so Thor has to rebuild Asgard by putting together an army to go and take the battle to the Dark Elves and defeat them.
But the only way he can do this is, is he needs to cross over to the Dark World and the only person who has access to the dark side out of Asgard is his old brother Loki, who at the beginning of the film is locked up in prison, because at the end of the end of The Avengers we see him taken off to Asgard to prison.
So what happens is Thor basically has to negotiate this truce with Loki and he goes on this great trek with Jane, all three of them, they go to this far side of Asgard which is being shot in Iceland, where they train and assemble an army to go and attack the Dark Elves’ world which, nterestingly enough, a lot of it being shot here in Britain. A lot of the historical locations of Britain as the Dark Elves’ world… more of the sort of old buildings of London so it has that very sort of Gothic feel.
One of the things that happens during the Asgardian attack is that Thor’s mother gets killed so it becomes like a vengeance thing. And they were keeping very tight-lipped about what actually happens with Loki. You don’t know whether he redeems himself or he’s still the bad egg."
So Thor 2's new baddies are the Dark Elves, Loki is definetly coming back, and Thor's mom dies. Sounds pretty sweet.
You can listen to Lawden spoiler filled interview yourself at the Bombad Radio Podcast.
[via Bleeding Cool News]