Second Iron Man 2 Trailer Is Out — And It Looks Good

In case you missed it, the second trailer for the movie Iron Man 2, scheduled for release on May 7, has been released.

There’s not much for me to say other than I like what I see so far.  I’ve become a huge Robert Downey, Jr. fan, and there isn’t much I wouldn’t enjoy watching him in these days.  No good comic book movie works without a heavyweight villain, and even though Whiplash wouldn’t have been my first choice for an adversary, Rourke should bring enough weight to the role to make him memorable.  If it had been me, I would have just cast Rourke as the same character playing either the Titanium Man or the Crimson Dynamo (the Russian-based character of Whiplash in this film takes a lot of its elements from either of them, and it’s not like we’re going to not going to have other armored bad guys either, watching the trailer).  But I trust Jon Favreau and Marvel at this point to give us a winner, so that’s me being extremely picky.

Other high points of the trailer (for me) was seeing Scarlett Johansson actually in action as the Black Widow (the costume looks fantastic and she looks absolutely fantastic moving around in it during the trailer) and Don Cheadle in the War Machine armor.  Seeing Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury again means we’re also going to get some more development towards the upcoming Avengers movie as well.  I also love the chemistry between Downey and Gwyneth Paltrow.

I don’t see a whole lot of movies in the theater, but on opening weekend for this one, I’ll be there.  I’m sure I won’t be alone — Iron Man 2 already looks like it could be the big hit of the summer.

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