New Iron Man 2 Theater Standees and Still Image
03.11.10 by BJSprecher
Hot on the heels (or, more appropriately, the boot jets) of the debut of the second trailer for director Jon Favreau's sequel to Iron Man, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios have released several new pieces of artwork for Iron Man 2. The new artwork includes three new standees that should be making their way into theaters soon, if they haven't already. The standees include solo images of both Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his partner-in-heroics, War Machine (Don Cheadle), as well as a "jam piece" showcasing both characters.
Also, a new, high-quality still image has been released and it's becoming something of a controversy in internet fan forums and chat groups. The image shows Tony Stark in his Mark III Iron Man armor in conversation with another armored person. Many entertainment sites have labeled the character Stark is talking to as War Machine, but the shiny metal, riveted chest plate and blue eye-socket glow clearly indicates that it is the Mark II iron man armor, the first suit of armor that Stark made after gaining his freedom in the first movie.
Some have suggested that it is an early version of the War Machine armor, while others have suggested that it is actually Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) or even Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) wearing the Mark II armor. Another theory has it that it is actress Olivia Munn portraying the Iron Maiden character she is rumored to be playing. Of course, it could just be an empty suit of armor, but all of the speculation and debate is a clear sign that fans are eager for the release of the movie.
Iron Man 2 also stars Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Mickey Rourke as Whiplash and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.