I apologize for the earlier title, in which I wrote ‘Trailer’ instead of ‘Poster.’
I have posted before that Tony Stark in “Iron Man 3” is going to spend a bit of time on the Dark Side (which is an interesting turn of phrase considering Disney now owns Lucasfilm), and in the process end up being Marvel Studios’ version of “The Empire Strikes Back.”
What justification do I have? First, there’s the trailer, which isn’t all big bunnies (though there is one in the US version) and happy times.
The new poster reinforces that perspective.
I also am including the British version of the trailer, and while it isn’t significantly different that the one intended for domestic consumption, the tone is a bit more serious, and seems to emphasize not only how damaged Stark may be, but how he’s afraid that he can’t defend those he loves.
Sounds like serious stuff to me.