A new IMAX poster has been released for Iron Man 3, the third installment of what is arguably the most critically acclaimed of Marvel’s MCU franchises. Previous posters have been surprisingly open and revealing about what we can expect to see, showing numerous Iron Man suits taking to the skies, a detailed depiction of Sir Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin, and a very beat-up looking Robert Downey Jr (see gallery below).
The new poster is a composite of past posters, and so it’s the first one to bring together all the major characters: Kingsley’s Mandarin, Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle‘s Rhodey in his new Iron Patriot armor, as well as Guy Pearce as new addition Dr. Aldrich Killian.
Iron Man 3 is to be released on April 25th in the UK, opening in North America on May 3rd. The plot is influenced by the Extremis comic book arc, which saw the development of a super serum by Dr. Killian, as well as the invention of a new suit for Stark.
It’ll be interesting to see just how much influence the film takes from the comic storyline, whether they follow the plot closely or simply borrow one or two themes or ideas, and just how The Mandarin will play into it all. The poster certainly sets the tone; everything definitely seems to be coming to a head in the third installment.