Yet another new poster for Iron Man 3 has been released. Just after the debut of a spectacular, redefining new trailer, it's safe to say that the week's movie news cycle effectively belongs to the Avenger's solo sequel.
One glance upon the new image and it's immediately clear that this is a variant of the pre-trailer teaser poster released last week. (Possibly earlier than planned, due to it leaking.) The theme is essentially the same: Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark is beat to hell, armor in shambles, but nevertheless appears to be in command of his brand new Iron Army, looking to make Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin and his Extremis-enhanced underlings pay for wrecking his awesome cliff-side crib. Indeed, it seems that the shadowy schemes of that pusillanimous player-hater will come back to bite him in a big and satisfying way.
So, what's the difference here? This time, in true classic Hollywood fashion, he stands triumphantly above the remnants of his epic ass-kickery with his gorgeous gal, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) securely in his arm. Of course, he still has one of his repulsor beams cocked, locked, and ready to rock just in case any more hapless hooligans want to get close and creepy.
Iron Man 3 gets ready to blast some AC/DC while taking self-proclaimed "teacher," The Mandarin to school at theaters on May 3.