This really pales in comparison to that fancifully solid trailer Marvel unleashed yesterday, but here’s the latest poster for Iron Man 3, courtesy of the film’s Facebook page.

Tony’s latest suit is looking worse for wear here, but the poster’s one substantial contribution to the conversation may be its look at the inner components of his brand new Extremis armor*. Tony’s battle-damaged left arm seems to further the notion that Mr. Stark takes a real pounding here. The piece also continues a trend that’s seen Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts figure prominently into the marketing for the film, more so than previous films. The trailers try to intimate that Potts’ survival here is not guaranteed and, while I don’t see her meeting a Rachel Dawes-like demise, I suspect a damsel in need of a good R.E.S.C.U.E.


*That sentence betrays my adulthood in every sense of the word.