When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) takes the stage at an Expo at the beginning of Iron Man 2, he does so in a manner completely befitting his self-assured bravado – by jumping out of a plane and landing on a platform covered with scantily clad dancers. It’s a move that only a man who knows he’s got a hit on his hands could make. Which is also why, though Steve Jobs is too scared to do it, director Jon Favreau can pull it off. He knows that the Iron Man franchise is returning as reigning champ and is going to set the bar for summer movie blockbusters.
Perhaps in Iron Man 2, that is. Good ole Onion News Network is on their toes and picked up a rather unassuming rumor from Ain’t It Cool News that Gwyneth Paltrow gets socked in her upcoming film. AICN took the original article down for fear that it glorified violence (really!?). But ONN picked up the topic and ran with it. Good for them.
Following the 82nd Annual Academy Awards comes a second trailer for the upcoming Iron Man 2. This take gives us a look at some of the new elements to the story, such as Stark’s on-to-go suit (or whatever you might call it), as well as Rourke’s character Whiplash; which I still contend is going to be the best part of the film.
I was definitely a fan of the first Iron Man, so I’m positively giddy at the release of the official trailer for the sequel, Iron Man 2. This time around, however, I think what piques my interest most of all is Mickey Rourke and his character Whiplash. Rourke’s previous film, The Wrestler, is one of my all-time favorites, in fact.