Marvel Studios has been doing an amazing job creating continuity between their interconnected superhero franchises, but they've really outdone themselves today, as their latest bit of world building delivers a sequel to "The Avengers" in a very unexpected place: On a poster.
And if they do can that much with the poster for "Iron Man 3," just imagine what the movie's going to be like.
Yes, the new poster for "Iron Man 3" is here, courtesy of Cinema Blend, and (spoilers!) it literally picks up right where "The Avengers" left off: With Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man falling from the sky.
Of course, there was a little bit more to the end of "Avengers" — such as the fact that Iron Man did land successfully (well, sort of) and recover — but there's no question that anyone who has seen "The Avengers" will instantly flash back to that sequence when they see this poster. So it's interesting to speculate just why Marvel decided to go with this image. Is it a metaphor for a bigger fall from grace Tony Stark is doomed to face in "Iron Man 3?"
Whatever the case, the poster is totally awesome and another sign that Marvel knows exactly what its doing. Hell, this poster already had more story in it than the entire "Green Lantern" film had. Check it out — and get ready to fall hard for Iron Man one more time.