Well, it’s officially that time. Time for more Iron Man 2 goodies to begin to trickle out. Now that it’s been officially announced that the first trailer will be attached to Sherlock Holmes, the Iron Man 2 marketing push has begun in earnest. Frankly, I’m thrilled about it. Yes, we’re still six months plus away from the film’s release, but I’ll gobble up any tidbits I can get. That’s the beauty of a succesful, well-done first entry (especially when all of the players — save for Cheadle, who is actually an upgrade — are returning) — you will almost automatically buy into the hype for the sequel.
As a result, Marvel Entertainment is beginning its full court-press. They already dropped the first poster, which gave us the first look at War Machine, a few days ago. Now, it’s time for poster number 2, this time featuring Mickey Rourke looking particularly nasty as the nemesis Whiplash, aka Ivan Vanko.
Oh, Mickey. You look so greasy and nasty and utterly badass.
Interesting other fun fact I just learned — Olivia Munn, best known as a host of the G4 Network, is apparently also in the film, playing Melina Vostokoff, aka Iron Maiden. Known in the Marvel Universe as a Russian agent who lives in the shadow of the Black Widow (Scarlett Johanssen), she eventually becomes another super-suited gun-for-hire. Interesting.
Anyway, here it comes, folks. The next wave of Iron Man related goodness. Giddyup.
(h/t to Geek Tyrant)