Yahoo! Movies got an exclusive first look at the final poster for Marvel's upcoming Iron Man 3, which shows billionaire playboy Tony Stark (played once again by Robert Downey Jr.) clinging to a piece of his blown-up Malibu mansion in the ocean.
The imagery offers some insight into the upcoming film. As you can seen, Tony's armor is destroyed with pieces missing, smoldering edges, and his injured body exposed. Then, in the background, we see seven Iron Man suits ascending into the sky.
Yahoo points to the face that a couple of the suits are "bulkier" and trimmed with "gold, white and black," asking if they could be the rumored "Deep Space Suit" fans have been buzzing about. The search engine giant reports that a toy was released in late January with that description, which has led Marvel acolytes to wonder if Tony might take a trip out into the cosmos, perhaps to meet up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, another comic-book team that will be getting their own movie in 2014.
In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, writer/director Shane Black revealed that Tony's dependence on his technology is growing as a result of the Earth-shattering events he witnessed in The Avengers movie.
"After The Avengers, he's relying on these suits to feel like he's in any way capable... He surrounds himself with these things almost like a blanket." And then after a new nemesis, The Mandarin (played by Ben Kingsley), rains fire down on him, Tony is all the more lost. Black said, "Instead of taking away his playboy lifestyle and his comfort zone of cushions and creature comforts, we take away his tech and suit comforts."