Iron Man 3 continues to roll out its series of character posters, this time with an Empire exclusive focusing on Gwyneth Paltrow as Tony Stark's love interest and corporate caretaker, Pepper Potts.
While the exact details on the film's plot are still somewhat vague, what is perfectly clear, is that at some point in the film, Iron Man gets his ass handed to him in a huge way. The aftermath of this incident will leave a wave of destruction that won't even exclude his kick-ass pad and collection of armors. However, if we are to go by the tone of this poster, then it appears that the possession which is most precious to him, Pepper, will be left in mourning for her man...at least for a little while.
As Pepper holds the now-familiar imagery of Iron Man's gashed-inflicted empty helmet, it looks like Tony won't be going through this sequel of suffering alone in the build-up to game-changing events with the dreaded Mandarin, his villainous cohorts, and the Extremis nanovirus. While the film will see Tony's old life destroyed, something that is perhaps even more powerful could rise from the sparky remnants.
Iron Man 3 gets ready to file the biggest private insurance claim ever at theaters on May 3. Check out the full Pepper Potts poster below and speculate if she's in mourning or just giving an impromptu performance of Hamlet.