A few new marketing looks at Iron Man 3 (5/3) have come online, first in the way of a new character poster featuring Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and secondly in the form of two Empire Magazine covers featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Clearly, by looking at these posters and all of the marketing for the film so far we are meant to understand Iron Man gets beat-up in this one, badly it would seem. I will have to also assume he is able to get back up.
It makes me think of that quote from some movie… what was it? “Why do we fall sir? So we might learn to pick ourselves up.” I think I heard that in a movie somewhere, might have been a superhero movie. I’m not sure, it’s such an infrequently used theme.
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?