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Sam Rockwell Is the New Rodney Dangerfield

By Miscellaneous | | March 24, 2010 |

By Miscellaneous | | March 24, 2010 |

Sorry to devote the Trends to another poster, guys, but I just had to support the outrage over Sam Rockwell’s omission from the new international poster for Iron Man 2, which otherwise is filled with the entire cast of the movie save for maybe one or two extras. First he’s overlooked by the Academy for his very deserving performance in Moon and now this. He really can’t get no respect.

Wait, I’m having trouble finding the outrage on the web. Seems most people are too busy looking at Scarlett Johansson’s ass to notice what’s missing. Is it because he’s not as well known in international markets? Then why is one of the only sites to mention his absence not U.S.-based? Oh well, I’ve added Rockwell to the poster for a version that I’ll be sure to hang up in the lobby of my own movie theater (just as soon as I win the lottery and build it).

Behold the non-protest:

  • Vince Mancini at FilmDrunk:
    They managed to squeeze just about everyone into the poster (sorry, Sam Rockwell), though it’s a little strange that they all seem to be looking off in different directions- HEY DON’T YOU EYE F*CK ME, PALTROW! I’LL SHOW YOU A HELMET YOU CAN KISS!
  • Krystal Clark at ScreenCrave:
    It actually shares a lot of similarities to the poster from the first movie, the only thing missing is Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges. But that begs the question, where the hell is Sam Rockwell? He’s not even featured here. What a crime!
  • Chris Hewitt at Empire:
    Sadly, though, there’s no love or space for Sam Rockwell - who plays Justin Hammer, a flamboyant rival of Stark’s who funds Whiplash’s nefarious activities - or Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. But we’ll just have to hold a place for them in our hearts. And the credit block.
  • Eric Eisenberg at Cinema Blend:
    While there has never really been any correlation between poster quality and film quality, it would be nice if they tried a bit harder for one of the most anticipated movies of the year. I would be remiss if I didn’t point out one thing, however: Scarlett Johansson is ridiculously hot.
  • Mark at I Watch Stuff:
    G.I. Joe should really sue for leather-clad-butt-highlighting-pose infringement.
  • Kevin Jagernauth at The Playlist:
    Does the indignity of making it look like Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle have a severe case of indigestion while Scarlett Johansson, to put it crudley, looks like she just let a fierce one rip.
  • Kyle Buchanan at Movieline:
    Scarlett Johanssen is farting fireballs on this brand-new Iron Man 2 poster. Superpowers just ain’t what they used to be.

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