22/10/2012 06:23 BST | Updated 22/10/2012 06:32 BST

'Iron Man 3' Teaser Trailer Starring Robert Downey Jr And Gwyneth Paltrow Released (VIDEO)

'Iron Man' fans will be salivating over the 17 seconds of teaser trailer posted online by ENTV.

Robert Downey Jr returns as the fun-loving billionaire playboy and hard-as-nails superhero, Tony Stark, in the third instalment of the Marvel Comics franchise.

The teaser, as the name suggests, leaves a lot to the imagination.

Robert Downey Jr returns as Tony Stark in the third instalment of Iron Man

All we get to see are helicopters, a damsel in distress and some broody looking men, all essential components of a successful action movie.

Anyone hoping for big plot reveals will have to wait for the full trailer release on Tuesday.

A plot synopsis from Marvel Studios reads: "When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible.

"This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him.

"As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him - does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?"

Also featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley, 'Iron Man 3' will be released on 3 May, 2013.

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