Marvel just let loose this teaser poster for Iron Man 3. It continues the trend of all the promotional materials for the film, which suggest that Tony Stark is facing his potential end. We’ve seen his Malibu mansion blown up, his iconic super-suits systematically destroyed, him be personally assaulted in his home, and much more. Now he’s crashing and burning on this poster. I like it – even if it does feature the too-overused “flying sparks and smoke” stuff, in this case it’s somewhat justified. You know, since the armor is falling apart.
If you really believe that Iron Man is going to die in this movie, then I have some chasm-spanning devices in which you might be interested. But all this bombast does its job of selling the stakes of the story, which will presumably be higher than ever before, given that this is a trilogy-capper, and we all now how epic those are expected to be.
Iron Man 3 comes out May 3rd. A new teaser for the film will be airing during the Super Bowl, so keep an eye out for it.