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First image from IRON MAN 2! Many suits! Glowy heart Downey!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I've been looking forward to this hitting today since Favreau announced USA Today was premiering the first official still from Iron Man 2 earlier this week. And I love it. To death. I was actually talking with some friends in a chat room as the story hit and one of them thought the picture sucked. Why? Because it looked like it could be from the first movie. "Exactly!" I said. Sure, I don't want a repeat, but goddamnit I want it to feel like the same world and that's exactly what this is. This is the first of a year and change worth of teases from Favreau, Paramount and Marvel. I can't wait to see what else they have up their sleeves.

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  • April 30, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST


    by Pogue__Mahone

    Looks GREAT!

  • April 30, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    It does look like its from the first movie.

    by antimcgyver

    And that's not a bad thing

  • April 30, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    fuck wolverine

    by Six Demon Bag

    nice go rockets

  • April 30, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST


    by Ellms

    Loves it!

  • April 30, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    why do I want to sing

    by CherryValance

    Turn on your heart light. Let it shine wherever you go...

  • April 30, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Here's hoping...

    by Daytripper69

    ... this second installment follows in the footsteps of superior sequels. And maybe we'll get a teaser trailer for IM2 come San Diego Comic Con?

  • April 30, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I like IRON MAN...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but this is undoubtedly the most boring still from what is sure to be a big fun movie.

  • April 30, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    My Marvel muscle just orgasmed...

    by Obscura

    ... an experience which (unfortunately) is far more rare than the other kind. And no I'm not showing off. Just the opposite in fact.

  • April 30, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    This image is better than the Wolverine movie

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • April 30, 2009, 10 p.m. CST


    by darthSaul666

    There's 4 suits in the still. The first movie had 3 and the first one got destroyed. So how does this look like it's from the first film exactly?

  • April 30, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Where's danguy crying about how this is already posted...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    on every other site, on the web?<p> Oh... looks like he's finally been banned. Farewell dumbass... we hardly knew ye.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST


    by darth pants

    The last suit on the right kinda looks like 70's era Shell-Head. I'm in!

  • April 30, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    IRON MAN was 80% pure brilliance.

    by MaxTheSilent

    But that ending was unforgivably conventional 'special effects punching each other for 20 minutes' nonsense. Everything else in that movie was wonderful.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by IKnowStuff

    Looks like the first movie. Also agreed, that's a good thing. The movie just picks right up where it left off. Did you expect things to change? And besides, didn't you all love the first movie?

  • April 30, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    No Terrance?

    by Series7

    Still a huge mistake. Don Cheedle is a huge pussy.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Awesome picture

    by m_reporter

    Love the suits in the background.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    It's great, but...

    by ChezKing

    I was hoping for a close-up of the latest version of the suit. This is still great. Cannot wait for this movie, it's going to be a blast.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST


    by vaudeville villain

    just looking at this single pic makes me question why the wolvie flick was even made. seriously.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    but who's directing?

    by S-Mart shopper

    Fat Favreau, skinny Favreau or cameo Favreau (sorta in between)?

  • April 30, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    That's stupid...

    by Johnno

    Your friend might as well complain that the movie sucks because it'll have the same actor in it...

  • April 30, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    This is a quickly thrown together money grab

    by Rupee88

    Even Favreau the director said they needed more time to make a worthy sequel.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    terrance howard wanted to do serious pictures...

    by RockMSockM "fighting." Good riddance, dumbass.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Captain America's Shield in the background,

    by Squashua


  • April 30, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    I didn't care much for Iron Man.

    by Orionsangels

    I didn't get what all the excitement was about. So this just bores me.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Hope it's better than the first film.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Most of that was garbage.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    "It sucks" = fanboy default, Harry

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    You should know this. Of course your friend pissed on it. This picture is out of context, shows little more that...well... more, and indicates little more than the movie is underway. So, naturally, your friend shit all over it. This is why pre- film release news has ruined film for so many. They can't take building blocks for what they are.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Douse me again and I'm donating you to city college

    by i kick tits

    I love Downey

  • April 30, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I can't believe I'm taking this fanboy bait..

    by Bootskin

    But if you think most of the first Iron Man film was garbage, you have no fucking soul. Let me guess, you thought Wall-E was boring because they didn't speak for the first act of the film too right?

  • April 30, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Iron Man was pretty lame

    by sirdan357

    Robert Downey was entertaining but everything else was lame, Favreau can't do action at all.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    This looks pretty bad a...

    by iamnicksaicnsn Bring on RDJ!

  • April 30, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    They Should've Replaced Downey For This

    by My_Horse_Got_Fucked_On_Jeopardy

    Just so everyone would complain.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    i hope he has a different suit

    by Norm3

    not the exact same one.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    RE: Different suit

    by Bootskin

    Yeah, they've said they made it a little sleeker and more ergonomic.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Anybody else think "Iron Man" is overrated?

    by careyleefisher

    Am I totally alone in thinking the first "Iron Man" was completely overrated? I liked it and thought it was ok but hardly deserving of all the praise it gets.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Parts of Iron Man was ok, the rest garbage.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Even Jeff Bridges couldn't save it.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    so, come on geeks-


    break it down- what suit versions are in the background. and by 'geeks' i don't mean to insult you. i seriously want to know what years those suits homage to, if any. i never really kept up with iron man. wasn't his glowy thing a rounded upside down triangle at one point?

  • April 30, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Yeah. You're alone. IRON MAN RULES!!!

    by BirdMcMonster

    Fuck Fox and their pathetic, failed attempts at doing the time-tested, beloved X-Men justice. Iron Man is PROOF you can do a superhero film right, make the die hard fans happy, and make a SHITLOAD of money.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    oh wait, nevermind


    looks like the very first one, the second one, unpainted, the finished one from the first movie with possible battle damage and a new clean one...right?

  • April 30, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Yep. The new one looks more like the

    by Dingbatty

    more slender silhouette and color scheme of the classic Model IV red and gold (which had more gold/yellow).

  • April 30, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    First Picture

    by DookieMercury

    I don't think that because of IM1 lack of action, and clunky action at that, that the movie suffered. I could watch that movie more often than I could watch TDK and that was a far more cerebral action piece than anything IM could be. However given the circumstances of an origin pic for a not so well known hero, a former roommate of mine worked on the film and called IM "tin can man with a drunk in inside," I thought it was handled with kid gloves and it worked. Now I hope the stakes are raised and the action is increased. I'm just concerned about how far they want to take this. Do they want to travel into Modok and Fing Fang Foom territory while trying to ground everything in reality. I mean Mandarin is bad enough esp. w/ the 10 magic rings.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST


    by DookieMercury

    Aparently you haven't seen Chedle in Devil In A Blue Dress. Cat proved he can do bad ass.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Jon Favreau & Downey Jr is the problem with Iron Man.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Oh, and Gwyneth Paltrow sucked.<br> <br> Iron Man contained roughly 45-50 minutes that was ok. The rest garbage.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by california_mtz

    Wow oh wow oh wow oh wow oh WOW!!!<p>Perfect!<p>Perfection incarnate in digital form!!!

  • April 30, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    If you don't like Iron Man, then you don't like good movies

    by DoctorZoidberg


  • April 30, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Gee, now we're slamming Iron Man?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    WTF is it with you people?

  • April 30, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    who cares if its overrated. its still good.

    by BMacSmith

    people are crazy to say its better than TDK, but its a solid flick. the next one should be cool.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    stupid clear screen computers


    why are movie designers always pushing the idea that clear computer screens are 'hi-tech'? think about how stupid and impractical it is and how distracting it would be to try to read something while seeing everything behind the screen. and then think about how impractical that would be in the average home. everyone lloking at their walls and dustbunnies and wires in the background of their facebook.

  • April 30, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    At least iron was watchable

    by Eonz_Higlo

    as compared too.....wolverine anyone?

  • April 30, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    not to mention, in his computers


    you'd be looking at the big ugly mounting point in the dead center of the screen. if you are going to do transparent screens, go for side mounting, fool!

  • April 30, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Ironman was great. It was TDK that was way overated.

    by ganymede3010

  • April 30, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    oh, and btw


  • April 30, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    The only overrated movie this year was Watchmen

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Cause a few whiny fanboys though the Graphic Novel was excellent (but it isn't really), and the movie sucked.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    on computer screens

    by Eonz_Higlo

    i deal alot with computer screens being a graphic designer. I've got an old ass sony trinitron 24 inch that weighs over 100 lbs. fucker is huge, but produces the best picture quality i've ever seen, and its a crt. But the advantage i see of having a clear screen is the amount of color you can choose. it would be like programming in a white balance, but simply just moving against another pallet on the wall. i think it could be usefull if it were designed to be more portable. you'd be suprised what your mind can block out when your dealing with stuff like that

  • April 30, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg is right

    by bacci40

    watchmen comic sucks...which makes everyone else on the planet wrong<P> what a dick you are

  • April 30, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    so Rourke is Whiplash then?

    by kafka07

    I didn't hear this til now. Is this article accurate?

  • April 30, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    one quick comment

    by bacci40

    does stark cut holes in all his shirts???

  • April 30, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by kafka07

    yes he does, all of them

  • April 30, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    i get it

    by DocDaneeka

    it's not that everyone on the aint it cool talkbacks hates everything. its just that nobody likes EVERYTHING, and the only time most people choose to contribute to a talkback is when they have something negative to say. that way it just seems like everyone hates everything.<br></br><br></br>at least thats what i tell myself so i can stomach the constant negativity.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    I wonder which Robocop they will copy this time?

    by Professor_Monster

    The first one su-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-cked

  • April 30, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Those of you who didn't like IM

    by Cujo_Fugate

    what movies do you like? Scratch that. Don't bother answering. Just walk yourself onto an interstate highway, lay down, and let an 18 wheeler smash your head off your body.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST


    by DocDaneeka

  • April 30, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    FUCK Iron Man

    by AlwaysThere

    Lets go Lakers.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    same world, different actors

    by Jubba

    cuba gooding could have replaced howard for much less than cheadle...better visual match and...well..daddy day camp, anyone?

  • April 30, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    The suit on the far right...

    by filmcans

    ...looks like the Iron Man suit I grew up with--the one he wore through pretty much the entire 70's and 80's. I like that nod a LOT.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    by saintsaucey

    one quick comment by bacci40 Apr 30th, 2009 11:08:26 PM does stark cut holes in all his shirts??? Dude he is Tony Stark He probably has them made that way. I liked Iron Man I liked The Dark Knight I liked The Incredible Hulk I liked Watchmen I hated the work print of Wolverine

  • April 30, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    just make sure the final fight doesnt suck

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    iron man was near fucking perfect.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    now Harry is posting over at NUKE THE FRIDGE?

    by danguy54321


  • April 30, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Terrence Howard was the best part of the first film....


    ...Downey is charming, sure...but hit shit gets very fucking old the second time around. I'm sick of his playful-- I'm the greatest actor in the world, but I'm just kidding/no I'm not/yes I am, I'm sober now so its cute for me to be an arrogant prick. Fuck him.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Someone thought the final fight in Iron Man was good?


    Fuck. What fucking movie were you watching? That shit was much sloppier and incomprehensible than anything in Transformers. And it lacked tension. At that point in the film...I could give a fuck what happened to any of those characters. I was just continually reminded of just how shitty that 90s grunge guitar original score was. Too bad Layne Staley is in a fucking, coffin. He could have scored that shit. Actually I would have Downey O.D. and drop dead if I could, switch him with Layne and have a new Alice In Chains album by the end of the year. <P>IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN YOU BOB!

  • April 30, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by BMacSmith

    every movie is overrated, and the movie that came out before it was better, so it sucks.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Terrence Howard?

    by Heckles

    Almost forgot he was in Iron Man. Forgettable role and easily replaceable. Don Cheadle's shits can act better than Howard.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Favreau is a

    by Mockingbuddha

    Giant turd if the GIANT SQUID is not there!!!

  • April 30, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Sometimes I feel bad for Harry....

    by RobotDevil007

    ...he tried to create a website for people who love movies but wound up with one that mostly just draws a bunch of obnoxious fucktards who know nothing but hate. Iron Man sucked? Wow, you people are so fuckin sad.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    robert downey jr MADE ironman

    by DocDaneeka

    i'm not saying you can't have a good ironman flick without him, but he made that role his own, and it was entertaining as fuck.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Ironman is an important superhero flick

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    It reflects the political climate of this decade unlike many movies of its ilk. I applaud its very real depiction of terrorism and its anti-war message. I'm glad they gave Tony Stark a real reason to be a superhero.

  • April 30, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I hope that's the classic Iron Man armor in the background

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Because that's the Iron Man I grew up with

  • April 30, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Iron Man

    by Cujo_Fugate

    is a good fucking movie. So fuck you.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    You guys that like Iron Man seriously liked that climax?


    I did it for you. You were thrilled? You actually felt like Tony was in danger? You actually felt like Jeff Bridges was villainous? You gave a fuck if Gwyneth got her face torn off? You liked the music? You liked Downey playing himself again? You really thought it deserved to be compared to Robocop or Rocketeer? You thought the CG in the end fight was good? You felt an inkling of actual emotion when it came to the Tony/Pepper romance? <p>If you answered YES to any of the above, you deserve to drink my pee. Tonight.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Yeah the climax sucked DGDB

    by OutlawsDelejos

    The rest was fine, at least the origin is out of the way for the sequel

  • May 1, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Wait, I just read that back.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    The origin is out of the way for the sequel? That reads bad.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST


    by OutlawsDelejos

    That reads poorly. Fuck it, I'm going home.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    robocop or rocketeer?

    by DocDaneeka

    i mean, yeah, i enjoyed watching those movies when i was a kid, but i don't feel the need to compare them to each other OR ironman.<br></br><br></br>maybe its just a generational thing. every generation is gonna think that their movies are the best, and the movies come afterward don't measure up. i mean, rocketeer?! nostalgia's gotta be playing a role with that one...<br></br><br></br>just think: there are 12-18 year olds right now who love ironman; its THEIR movie, and whatever comes 10-15 years from now that evokes the same imagery is gonna suck in their opinion, cuz it'll never measure up to their childhood favorites.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    and if you disagree with my opinion

    by DocDaneeka

    then i guess you can swallow my piss, if you're into that sort of thing... <br></br><br></br>maybe that'll help make my comments fit in a bit more around here.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Yes I did like the climax Danny

    by Continentalop

    I mean, at first during the movie she didn't want to do it because people were in the theatre, but later I managed to convince her to go down and even lick my...oh, wait. That isn't what you meant. <p> But I do think she might be into water sports if you want me to give you her number.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by DocDaneeka

  • May 1, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Genndy Tartakovsky is storyboarding the

    by Dingbatty

    action sequences for this go around, so that is promising.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Rockateer was boring. the end of ironman was ok

    by BMacSmith

    it didnt set any new standards but Ironman was a solid. The ending was up to par with the rest of the movie.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Awesome. Is Iron Man the only big comic book release of 2010?

    by hallmitchell

    Go Mickey Rourke. Can't wait.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Iron Man was no Robocop

    by Youngdog

    But few films are.<P>I still rate Robocop as one of the best films of my time<BR>The prophetic social commentary<BR>The Verhoeven ultraviolence<BR>Kurtwood Smith's terrifying turn as Clarence Bodicker<P>For an action movie it had more fucking heart than anything made nowadays. I stuck it on once on a comedown still ripped to the tits after clubbing all night. The scene where he goes back to Murphy's old house? I blubbed like a bitch!<P>Iron Man was a cool flick though - thanks to RDJ's charisma and a tight script that moved so fast there was no time to look at your watch. Will certainly be shelling out on the sequel.<P>Bitches leave!

  • May 1, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    i have to admit

    by DocDaneeka

    robocop stands the test of time.

  • May 1, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    on another topic

    by DocDaneeka

    Bulls/Celtics tonite was a fucking classic.

  • May 1, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Robocop is fuckin awesome.

    by OutlawsDelejos

  • May 1, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Uh, the ending of Iron Man was fine

    by lockesbrokenleg

    We knew he was gonna fight his brother. It made sense. It worked with the story.

  • May 1, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST


    by Rev. Slappy

    "Bitches leave" is one of my favorite movie lines of all time.

  • May 1, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Didn't he lose the first armor?

    by zcarguy

    I thought the Mandarin picked up his busted first armor in the first film. So why is that suit at the left here? Suits on the right look identical to me, one's just scratched up.

  • May 1, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    This makes me want to...

    by california_mtz

    Put in the IM blu-ray & watch it immediately! I wish other superhero movies held up as well.

  • May 1, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    This makes me want to...

    by california_mtz

    Put in the IM blu-ray & watch it immediately! I wish other superhero movies held up as well.

  • May 1, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    zcarguy in reguards to the 1st suit

    by Alkohal

    Iron Monger was based off the original design so when Stane goes to see the suit in Afghanistan after he kills all the terrorist he takes the suit back with him. You later see it put together in Stanes lab right before the monger attack. I'd assume stark recovered it from there.

  • May 1, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    oh yeah!

    by Darth Scourge

    Cool pic. Expecting great things from Iron Man 2!

  • May 1, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Iron Man was ok

    by kwisatzhaderach

    but come on, it was hardly a great film was it?

  • May 1, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Screw this, bring on Incredible Hulk 2!!!

    by Shermdawg

  • May 1, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST


    by Youngdog

    Thanks for reminding me about that scene. Seriously, is there anyone cooler than Jeff Bridges?<P>TONY STARK WAS ABLE TO BUILD THIS IN CAVE. OUT OF BITS OF SCRAP!

  • May 1, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST


    by Youngdog

    I got so excited a fucked up the quote

  • May 1, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    But does Steven Seagal fight a bear?

    by OGoncho

    Watch this space.

  • May 1, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    I hope that there is some hero-ing in this film.

    by Reelheed

    The scrape with the tanks was cool but I always feel these films skip the non-plot related heroics that make comic book heroes heroic rather than just likeable.

  • May 1, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    Know what I like about the first Iron Man?


    It was fun. And there's not a lot of recent movies I can actually say that about.

  • May 1, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST

    HOPEFULLY, the suit he wears in the 2nd film...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Will be the one with THE NOSE. :)

  • May 1, 2009, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Glad to see the Robocop love

    by Youngdog

    DocDaneeka<Br>OutlawsDelejos<br>Rev. Slappy<Br>You are all in my cool book.<P>John Favreau obviously agrees. Anyone who noticed the nod to Robocop during Tony's escape in the Mk1 suit also goes in the book.

  • May 1, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    It looks like owe creepythinguy an apology

    by Youngdog

    it is very easy to fuck up HTML. I am SUCH an amateur

  • May 1, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    You know what was good in Iron Man?

    by Harold The Great

    Just about anything. I especially loved how Stane Doctor Doomed out as soon as he sat into the suit. You can't beat the Dude spewing things like "My technology is superior in every way! BWAHAHAHA"

  • May 1, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    his man made suit in the background?

    by Bouncy X

    thought that thing was left in pieces in the desert and then found by those terrorists? unless thats just like a fake display version. although it was the basis for Bane's suit so maybe Stark dropped by his office after the first movie and picked it up. :P

  • May 1, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    YEAH fuckin yeah

    by ominus

    now thats cool news.although i am not 100% confident that the movie will be better than the first one. <p>usually the comic movies sequels are better,but with iron man,i dont know,somethign tells me that we might get an unpleasant surpirse at the end. <p>i hope i am wrong.

  • May 1, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    I love the multiple suits in the background.

    by JDanielP

    What's not to like?

  • May 1, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    I have to keep saying it. The progression of IM films MUST be:

    by fireclown

    Stane leads to Mandarin. Mandarin leads to FIN FANG FOOM. IM3 is filmed in secret, with fake tidbits being fed to the press. Then, Cloverfield 2 is released, with shakeycam ground level hiku dragon goodnes. And out of the blue: BAM! Stark saves the day. You all know this would rock the socks off of the planet. <p> And I love the still. Keep the Downey Stark comin.

  • May 1, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Robocop was half Judge Dredd half Iron Man

    by ominus

    jesus christ,and u call yourselves nerds? robocop was ,as a movie,what a judge dredd movie should have been,and it also had many influences from the iron man character. <p>the script writers admit this,and there is a small tribute to that.just watch the robocop movie,in the scene where the thug goes to the mini market shop to steal it,he takes from the stand with the magazines an iron man issue. <p>just check this info on imdb.

  • May 1, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Verhovenn should have directed Judge Dredd

    by ominus

    the dutch at least undestands political satire and dark humour.he would have made a great Judge Dredd film,well as long as sly wasnt part of it.

  • May 1, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    I think some pee just came out

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I love it

  • May 1, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST


    by dengreg31

    "Iron Man wasn't very good?" What do you people want from genre films? IM is easily the most rewatchable film from last year... IM2 is def. a must see..

  • May 1, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Iron Man/Robocop

    by WT

    I love both these films for some similar reasons and some different- both are sly satires of their time that can be equally enjoyed as action films. However, Iron Man has a more compelling central character, while Robocop has gleeful, deliberately OTT violence. In short, both these films are awesome!

  • May 1, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    1st ironman movie

    by TheManWhoCan

    loved it!! cant wait for this!!

  • May 1, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Bring this motherfucker ON!!

    by DoctorWho?

  • May 1, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Awesome! RDJ masturbating to porn...

    by rbatty024

    on his supercomputer no less. I bet that computer gets porn regular computers can't even process. Like some 3D shit. They have to keep this scene in the film.

  • May 1, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Easily my most anticipated film

    by SpawnofAchilles

    right here. I fucking love the first film. Fav GETS IT. Hall of armor, fuckin' a. The Mark IV is in there, it looks sleak. I cannot wait for this movie to kick me in the balls and eat out my girlfriend!!!!

  • May 1, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Ominus - huh???

    by white_vader

    You do realise of course that in essence Robocop basically IS Judge Dredd (just a bit less fascistic and then he has misgivings), right? Why would Verhoeven make it again when he ALREADY made that movie? And even though he ripped it off I'm not saying it was a bad movie at all - it was MUCH better than the actual Dredd film. But it's just too bad that when he remade Robocop as Starship troopers, it wasn't as good. But all the same elements are there, just in a tweaked form.

  • May 1, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Max the silent

    by white_vader

    For once we are in complete agreement! 80% awesome, barely competent ending. But the brilliant thing is that Favreau is self-aware and humble enough to realise this and hired GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY to get the action more than up to scratch. Can't wait, such a big fan etc. <p> But THIS time around, I'm not watching all the trailers that FUCKING GAVE THE WHOLE MOVIE AWAY. I loved the film, but felt like I'd only seen the prologue. Hopefully THIS will be the main event.

  • May 1, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    if you have a problem with

    by SpawnofAchilles

    the SFX in Iron Man, you are a complete fucktard. They blur the line, man. What has better effects? And the final fight only seems anticlimactic because the movie leading up to it is so good. I am hoping for more action from the sequel and higher stakes but that's how it goes, gotta get the origin out first, which was handled masterfully in the first film.

  • May 1, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Ominus, I'm a moron. How I missed your first post

    by white_vader

    but read the second is beyond me. I fucked up. Sorry dude. I really shouldn't post so late every night... But the other points still stand. Woo. Time for bed then.

  • May 1, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by SpawnofAchilles

    I've never seen bold type in a talkback, will wonders never cease? What magic is this?

  • May 1, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    hey DGDB

    by SpawnofAchilles

    Howard was the WORST part of Iron Man. What in Bale's name were you watching to say some shit like that? They cut most of his part because he was weak. His voice sounds like a whiney 12 year old bitch, no gravitas. Cheadle will own him.

  • May 1, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Wont bother seeing it....or maybe I will.

    by ecm

    Wasn't too fond of the first one. Not as good as The Incredible Hulk. Definitely glad I saw Speed Racer over this when it was out. Not too excited about it but I might see it just to see if its any better than the piece of shit that was the first film. What a shitty ending that was. But Sam Jackson as Nick Fury I appreciated. If he reprises his role I may see it. But the first sucked so I'm not getting my hopes up.

  • May 1, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Tony Stark don't need no computer screens!

    by Royston Lodge

    He's got full 3-D holographic projection dealies! Epic fail. Worse than Wolverine. JK!!!! ;-)

  • May 1, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    The suits in the background...

    by Majereuk

    My guess is those aren't actual suits, but display models charting the history of the design. As has been pointed out here, version 1 got blown to bits, and the 'unpainted' suit was then coated to solve thermal problems IIRC. Also IIRC, the suit 'heart' only lights up when connected to Tony's 'heart'. So this is the Iron Man Suit Gallery, not Tony's current hi-tec wardrobe. It's even possible he's using the briefcase or nanotech suit by this point, we'll have to wait and see..

  • May 1, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Hated that damn nanotech suit...

    by Kid Z

    ... that's stored in Tony's bones of all things (as if that even made sense... guy would still need marrow, after all. It defeated the whole concept of Iron Man and was just one step too high tech... and was, of course, also lame.

  • May 1, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Only good thing about Starship Troopers:

    by Kid Z

    Pre-getting-ruined-by-Charlie Sheen Denise Richards! Nazi Doogie Howzer was good for a laugh, though.

  • May 1, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Fuck this, Where's Kate Mara

    by Blancoshadow

    That's what I'm talking about...

  • May 1, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    ECM: Stop Eatting Paint Chips

    by redfist

    The Incredible Hulk better than Iron Man <P> Definitely glad I saw Speed Racer over this when it was out. <p> You must be mildly retarded.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by EastBayFrankenstein

    I am TOTALLY very interested in the projection of this moving picture film at my local cinema! IM2 (as my chums and I enjoy referring to it as) wil completely BEND ALL OTHER FILM OVER A LOW PICKET FENCE, RIP THEIR PANTS DOWN, FORCIBLY DRY FUCK THOSE MOVIES' ASSHOLES, AND SQUIRT A SHIT-INFUSED NUT IN THEIR NOSTRILS!! Oh yes, I think it'll be a pleasant theater experience.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Looks good. 4th suit looks sleeker.

    by Ash Talon

    While I agree the first movie isn't perfect and the ending could have been punched up, it was definately one of the best superhero movie made. Why? Character. <p> Tony Stark is interesting. He's a man out to change his nature. He becomes a hero to atone for what he considers "sins" of his past. And he's charming. Sorry, but Bruce Wayne is not very interesting. Neither is Bruce Banner. <p> What is the theme of the Hulk as a character, anyway? You have to rage out to be good? He's better off as a secondary character or even villain. Otherwise, the character himself has no point. I'm not sure how anyone can diss the end of Iron Man yet applaud Hulk 2's ending. Hypocritical at best. <p> One aspect that I like about the Iron Man crew....they're having fun. And it shows. They're not making it a broodfest of a story that isn't even about the actual title character. Hiring Genndy Tartakovsky to plan the action sequences is a very interesting move. Favreau knows his weakness and hires someone to enhance that part of the film. Instead of certain directors that insist on directing action when they have no real skill at it. Smart move on Favreau's part, and I hope it pays off.

  • May 1, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna name...

    by EastBayFrankenstein child "Iron Man 2" and then kill him right after he's born simply because there's no possible way he could live up to the pure awesomeness of his name!

  • May 1, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I just returned from the future and..

    by EastBayFrankenstein

    ..."Iron Man 2" won the Oscar in EVERY category (INCLUDING Best Live Action Short)! A differnt Marvel superhero went up to accept each award. I particularly enjoyed when Dazzler accepted the trophy for Best Adapted Screenplay (she's SO adorable!). When the ceremony was all over, they declared that the Oscars would no longer exist because no other movie could surpass the brilliance of "Iron Man 2". The entire crew of IM2 was then executed live on stage so that they wouldn't even ATTEMPT to make a 3rd "Iron Man", and then Barack Obama declared that no more movies could EVER be made again, declaring it a Federal offense punishable by death. Duuuuuude, the future looks GREAT!

  • May 1, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Liked Iron Man....HATED the Score...

    by conspiracy

    Honestly..I found it a fun and entertaining movie..and Downey always delivers the shit, a real fucking Professional that guy.</p><p>However, the score was the SCRIPT GIRL of fucking sucked a truckload of cock and then some.

  • May 1, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by dengreg31

    I rather enjoyed the score... to each his own I guess.. really fun film though..

  • May 1, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Iron Man

    by TedKordLives

    Liked the score, liked the attitude, liked RDJ. Didn't like Terrance. The ending, while predictable, delivered the requisite suspense and action. Come on, Stane chasing him into the stratosphere while his reactor quickly depletes? That was awesome. The fact that Stane built Shuttle-sized jet booties was a nice reveal in and of itself. <P> Lighten up, Francis <P> IM2 is gonna rocka de socks. Widow pics, please!

  • May 1, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    I know Rourke and ScaryJo are getting all the attention, but I am beyond thrilled that Sam Rockwell is playing a foil to RDJ. The man can do no wrong in my book and he does smarmy (a key Justin Hammer trait) like no other. I'm really excited that he's in it, and cannot wait to see his 'look' in this movie. <P> No, I'm not Sam Rockwell. It would be infinitely cooler if I was, tho.

  • May 1, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    AzulTool: I surrender. You have BESTED me.

    by EastBayFrankenstein

    That last one cannot be countered. I was going to try an "Iron Man 2" after life-thing with Jon Favreau Jesus, but it would have had far less absurdist appeal. You win....THIS time. I'll see you in another thread, homes.

  • May 1, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Unfortunate villian choice; Rockwell will be awesome

    by cant_stop_yawning

    Really don't care for the Crimson Dynamo choice - don't need more suit v. suit action. Also, Rourke is a nutjob and the wrestler was overrated; felt made for tv.

  • May 1, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

  • May 1, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Darren Aronofsky will destroy us all with professionalism

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Jesus, I almost typed Alejandro Jodorowsky's Robocop. Can you imagine what a glorious headfuck that'd be?

  • May 1, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Aronofsky's Robocop.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Edit function fuck!

  • May 1, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Ironman was great. fuckwads!

    by Stalkeye

    Can't say the same about Bayformers can ye?

  • May 1, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    But Bayformers is great!

    by TedKordLives

    The disc makes a great frisbee, the case is great for scraping dog shit off your shoe, Megan Fox is great for...uh, I gotta go now.

  • May 1, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Really liked the first film, but IM villains are spotty

    by kevred

    Still scratching my head over this Whiplash business. Can't imagine how that won't look ridiculous. Cannibalizing the Crimson Dynamo character doesn't sound good either. Unless I'm forgetting someone great, IM has the Mandarin and that's about it. Or maybe they're going to trot out Stilt-Man for the next flick.<p>I enjoyed the Dynamo and Titanium Man in the old comics, but most people here seem cold on any more man-in-suit stuff.<p>Newer IM fans, who are the new-classic IM villains, if there are any?

  • May 1, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I hope this is good, so it keeps Thor on track

    by kevred

    I'm still kind of incredulous that we're getting a big-budget Thor movie made by Kenneth Branaugh. It sounds like some kind of talkback daydream rambling come to life.

  • May 1, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Iron Man was a fucking shit film.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Anyone who believes that it's a fucking masterpiece, is a fucking tool who deserves to have their eyes poked out.

  • May 1, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Iron Man was a F$&king Shit Hot Fim

    by Darth_Bale


  • May 1, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Blanket Statements and You.

    by TedKordLives

    KEEP 'EM TO YOUR FUCKING SELF, TROLL! <P> Unless I agree. Carry on Darth_Bale.

  • May 1, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Oh my god, now Iron Man sucks?

    by bonecrushersmith

    Jesus Christ, if T2 came out now, AICN talkbackers would "hate" it.

  • May 1, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah, bonecrushersmith

    by TedKordLives

    But it's fucking hilarious when you're at work, pulling subscription cards from magazines. <P> Only trouble is, now that I'm registered, I've become part of it. I should have kept my distance but that damn Baleback was too tempting. <P> Beetle Out!

  • May 1, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell


  • May 2, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Why so ... spiteful

    by DookieMercury

    Seriously people IM was a fun comic flick. It wasn't serious it was fun and Downey gave it its heart, no pun intended. But all the hate I'm reading damn I thought you cat just saw Wolverine. Anywho, whoever says IM score was bad is full of dung. Its different not too serious, no crazy choirs (spider man) not over the top guitar play its just right. Here's hoping it is expanded instead of reinvented.

  • May 2, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST


    by white_vader

    You know there's always a talkbabck-backlash. Even if most fanboys loved it, agreeability weakens their supposed geek-cred and generally everything undergoes geek revisionist history and somehow was shit for the cooler-than-thou about a year later.

  • May 2, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST


    by white_vader

    Now many TB nerds like to get in on the ground floor and announce something is shit when 1) they've first seen the flick, 2)They've first seen a fucking trailer, or 3) They first heard a leaked script review/heard a net rumour. <p> Dookie, I don't hate 'incidental' type scores, but the 1st X-men (not IM), is so Godawful it DID suck some of the life out of that movie. That one certainly WAS dung. Agree?

  • May 2, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    I thought Whiplash was a woman?

    by Bjornegar

    Then again, it's been a long, long time since I read comics.<P> I suppose you're now going to tell me Hal Jordan is resurrected and Robin grew up to be Batman.

  • May 2, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    IRON MAN is the best superhero movie made. Period.

    by Bjornegar

    God has spoken.<P> I love Batman and hate Nolan. DARK KNIGHT made me want to hit some innocent child with a hammer.

  • May 2, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Somebody said WRESTLER was over-rated.

    by Bjornegar

    A-CHUCKING-MEN!!!<P> By Bale, what a painful piece of bollocks that was. As if horny college boys wouldn't spooge if Marisa Tomei offered to squirm across their laps!<P> Don't even get me started on that ending. Cop out!<P> Mickey Rourke is a Hollywood do-over, and his presense in IM2, as a secondary villain who is a chick in the comics, no less, gives me great reservations.

  • May 2, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    If you don't like ironman...

    by ironburl

    You're on the wrong site. Go to or whatever site you whiney bitches go to.

  • May 3, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    wouldn't that monitor be more difficult to use

    by Potatino

    wouldn't that monitor be more difficult to use/see stuff on because its like see thru and shit and you'de see a lot of the stuff behind it as well. Shouldn't futuristic technology improve upon modern tecnology?

  • May 3, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    or is that not a monitor

    by Potatino

    oh i'm confused!

  • May 3, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Wow. Here's a concept for you guys all confused about

    by white_vader

    see-through monitors. Your eyes can FOCUS on a fixed point in space. You have binocular vision. The stuff behind is on a different focal plane. Not to mention that the GREATER point is to evoke the feeling of high-tech HUDs and expensive military-type shit. Now gee, I wonder why? Talk about prosaic, literal-minded nerds! <p> Ever heard of HUDs? I doubt they'd be used in billion-dollar and multimillion dollar aircraft if the things didn't work. Quick flicking from one focal plane to another without head movement. Oy vey. <p> Irony is, I bet most of you whingeing about this have desktop/wallpapers that are busy and colourful and mess with both your perception of accurate hues and proper contrast levels! What. Ever. Find something else to bitch about. Please! <p> And I realise this came after your posts Potatino, but I'm not just picking on you. I'm just perpetually annoyed at fanboys' myopia and hubris at not thinking that maybe if they don't 'get' it, that the problem may indeed be with their OWN lack of vision!

  • May 3, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    No, Whiplash/Blacklash is/was a DUDE

    by Cannabis Holocaust

    He was one of Justin hammer's goons in "Demon in a Bottle", I guess he'll have the same role in this film.

  • May 3, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Villain in a really gay purple costume with a whip

    by Cannabis Holocaust

    Yep, that's Mickey Rourke's character.

  • May 4, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST


    by Grrrr.... this a movie site for people who love movies or hate them??? These days I can never tell.... Bitch, moan, hate, bitch, moan, hate and on and on it goes....

  • May 4, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    They should reshoot Howard's scenes

    by Dingbatty

    in the first film with Cheadle, for a special edition so that it is consistent.

  • June 21, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Jubba is So Right

    by HollywoodPictures

    Cuba Gooding Jr. is better in WarMachine's role than Don Cheadle, no disrespect. But T-Howard was better in the first place. Whatever happened with T.H.'s negotiation is a Hollywood mystery................... can anyone Xplain? In rap please??

  • June 22, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Bit late in the game are we?

    by orcus

  • July 22, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    You stupid dicks.

    by xalener

    Can't you see that ROBOCOP was lifted from IRON MAN? HOLY SHIT!!! I mean, the books started coming out WAY before the movie was even thought of.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    real late

    by just pillow talk

  • July 22, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    really really late

    by orcus

    So Tony Stark had his limbs blown off and replaced by cybonetic implants?

  • July 22, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Don't ask me...

    by xalener

    Ask all the other dicks on this page.