Pepper Potts ain't happy about her beat-up boss in new IM3 poster

Behind every great man is a great woman, and in Iron Man's case, that's Pepper Potts. Gwyneth Paltrow's alter ego has gotten her own poster for Iron Man 3. She's following in the footsteps of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle), Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and The Mandarin (Ben Kinglsey).

This isn't a typical beauty shot. Potts is shown holding Iron Man's helmet, which is extremely damaged. There's a long gash going down the middle. That can't be a good sign of things to come.

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Iron Man 3 hits UK theaters April 26, and the U.S. May 3. 

What do you think of Pepper Potts' character poster?

(via Empire)