The good folks over at ScreenCrush have apparently discovered an overlooked easter egg in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, which gives us a brief glimpse at The Punisher emblem in Trevor’s mansion. If not for The Punisher, the emblem may be a nod to Crossbones, another popular Marvel villain who will be making his big-screen appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier next year.
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?
Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Ashley Hamilton and James Badge Dale and was released in theaters on May 3rd, 2013.