A ton of new Iron Man 2 promo material has been revealed including two new TV spots, an Entertainment Tonight featurette about the villains of Iron Man 2, and ten new hi-res photos from the film featuring Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Justin Hammer, Nick Fury and the Black Widow.
So many new things…let’s start with the stunning new TV spots which give us a closer look at the new Iron Man armor, which I must say is pretty impressive looking. Tony Stark’s new briefcase armor, a longtime element of the Iron Man comics, has a new color scheme of red and silver and boasts a brand new design that is a little more intricate than the classic red and gold suit. The spots also show a couple new scenes of the racetrack battle between Iron Man and Whiplash and a bit more of the Black Widow’s sexy side.
Pepper Potts played by Gweneth Paltrow – Paramount Pictures
One thing the TV spots don’t really get into though is the forming of a partnership between the Iron Man 2 villains, Whiplash and Justin Hammer. Both are a large threat on their own, but when paired together create big problems for our beloved hero. The featurette gives us a behind-the-scenes look into Tony Stark’s opposition and their backstories, including Mickey Rourke’s extensive preparation for the role of Whiplash which had him visiting Russian prisons and going through whip training, and the introduction of the arms dealer Justin Hammer.
The behind-the-scenes villains featurette can be viewed here on Entertainment Tonight’s site, and both TV spots can be watched on YouTube here and here. As for the new Iron Man 2 photos, they are displayed in the slideshow at the bottom of this page.
Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in ‘Iron Man 2’ – Paramount Pictures
If you’re interested in seeing even more photos (in addition to the photos below), head over to the Hershey’s Iron Man site, click on ‘Enter Reese’s EXPO Pavilion’ and then on the door with the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo on the left side of that page. It will ask you for a password so type in ‘17033’ and you will then be able to see many more photos from the film.
Iron Man 2, which reunites director and Long Island native Jon Favreau and Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr., is set to come out in theaters May 7.
Midnight showing tickets are already on sale via IMDb/Fandango at these local theaters:
Regal Atlas Park Stadium 8 (Regal Entertainment Group)
Regal Ronkonkoma Stadium 9 (Regal Entertainment Group)
UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 + IMAX (Regal Entertainment Group)
Brooklyn, NY 11235
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