In anticipation of the film's first teaser trailer debuting online in less than 24 hours, Marvel Studios released the first teaser poster this morning for Shane Black's "Iron Man 3."  The poster finds our hero, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), facing his previous Iron Man armor creations.  Is he afraid to put any of them on? Is he anticipating, perhaps, something new?  We'll have to assume the answers will come in the new preview tomorrow.

"Iron Man 3" features the return of Downey, Jr. as Stark (his fourth film as the eccentric billionaire/philanthropist/playboy/genius), Don Cheadle as War Marchine, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, former franchise helmer Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan and Paul Bettany as the voice of Jarvis.  Guy Pearce and Sir Ben Kingsley join the cast as Stark adversaries Aldrich Killian and The Mandarin respectively.

What do you think of the new poster?  Share your thoughts below.

"Iron Man 3" opens nationwide on May 3, 2013.

With over a decade of experience in the movie industry, Ellwood survived working for two major studios and has written for Variety, MSN and the LA Times. A co-founder of HitFix, Ellwood spends his time relaxing hitting 3’s on the basketball court and following his beloved Clippers.