Marvel's released a new photo from Iron Man 3 featuring Dr. Maya Hansen, played by British actress Rebecca Hall, and she appears to be slightly injured. Judging from the bloody scar on her head, Hansen just escaped a dangerous situation.
Hansen's a brilliant mind who plays a huge role in developing the Extremis technology. Marvel Chief Kevin Feige told Empire Magazine (via CBM), "Maya is a scientist who makes a pretty astounding discovery that leads her to places -- and some are healthier than others. It's not dissimilar to what Tony's been through, and it's a great parallel."
It's been said that Iron Man 3 will find Stark in a state of paranoia. He'll develop a dependence on his suit. In the comics, the Extremis technology allows the hero to become biologically integrated with his armor. It makes sense that they'd introduce this story as he battles his biggest opponent yet (the Mandarin).
Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3.