Perhaps feeling that we could all use a two-minute break from the U.S. presidential election, Paramount Pictures on Monday released the first full-length trailer for the new “Iron Man 3.”

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerEveryone knows who Iron Man is, right?

And, yes, it looks awesome.

Well, okay, let us clarify: As is the case with most movie trailers, we really have no idea what’s going on here. We just feel that, based on the following images, “Iron Man 3″ will be every bit as fun and enjoyable as its predecessors (and if it’s not, then we’ll feel pretty stupid for this sentence):

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerA battered-looking Robert Downey Jr. (Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes) will reprise his role as Marvel Comics’ Tony Stark (i.e. Iron Man).

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerDon Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash, Ocean’s [Insert Number]) will return to play Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Stark’s loyal friend.

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerWe’re not sure what role Guy Pearce (Memento, Rules of Engagement, L.A. Confidential) will play in “Iron Man 3” (and we refuse to look it up because of potential spoilers), but we’re pretty sure he’s not one of the good guys (just look at that face!).

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerGwyneth Paltrow (The Royal Tenenbaums, Emma, Se7en) as Pepper Potts being, um, I guess kidnapped by someone dressed in an Iron Man suit.

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerA various assortment of things blowing up.

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerA red, white, and blue (i.e. awesome) version of the Iron Man suit.

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerHa! Told you Guy Pearce was up to no good.

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerWe have no idea what’s going on here (but it looks exciting).

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 TrailerFinally, a look at the villain. Wait, is that Gandhi? That is Gandhi!

Sir Ben Kingsley [Schindler’s List, Rules of Engagement, and, of course, Gandhi]) will be playing the Mandarin, one of the least intimidating-sounding villains ever. But, you know, whatever. At least he’s properly accessorized:

Marvel Releases Full Length Iron Man 3 Trailer

See it all below:

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(H/T: Gizmodo). All photos via YouTube. This story has been updated.