New poster from Iron Man 3, a movie about the fall of Tony Stark… shows Tony Stark falling. From everything I have read about this movie, it seems as if its Tony’s struggle with himself after the events of the Avengers, and the Mandarin taking advantage of that, proving that Tony is just a man. Marvel Studio’s president Kevin Fegi digs into this idea:
“So much of the journey of ‘Iron Man 3’ is informed by Tony’s experiences in ‘The Avengers. It’s almost like post-traumatic stress: he really has retreated after the events of ‘The Avengers’ into his workshop, where he’s building advanced versions of his suits. He has [designed] a version of the suit that can latch onto him in individual pieces … anytime, anywhere. As he starts to realize, it’s basically because he doesn’t want to be out of the suit: he’s seen a lot of things in ‘Avengers’ and has encountered a lot of powerful people, much more powerful than he is.”It brings us back to the Tony we met in the first part of ‘Iron Man’ where he’s removed from that convoy and brought to the cave with nothing but a box of scraps. It’s fun for all of us to watch Tony try to figure out how to get out of that scenario. Much of the movie is Tony in the middle of the country without his tools and a fairly broken suit to help him. But that’s his superpower: he wasn’t born on Asgard, he wasn’t hit by gamma rays, and he doesn’t have the super soldier serum. His power is his brain. It’s fun to put Tony Stark in a corner with nothing and see how he can get out of it.”
In addition to the new poster, a Super Bowl Teaser recently leaked. Nothing super new here, nice shot of the new Mach VIII(?) armor with massive battle damage, but I think this is the first shot we have seen of Rhodey in the Iron Patriot armor.