OK, I’m going to avoid the usual trappings of the comic book-obsessed nerd. I’ll forgo the vapid geekery that you’ll see everywhere else and simply tell it like it is. Below you will find the first trailer for Iron Man 2. Yes, Robert Downey Jr. looks as wonderfully cool as ever. Yes, Gwyneth Paltrow continues her lovely, understated role as trusty assistant Pepper Potts. And, of course, there’s both footage and some wonderfully menacing voice-over work from Mickey Rourke as Whiplash. But after all is said and done, at the end of the day, it’s still just a trailer.
It’s hardly going to set the world on fire. I admit, the hype for Iron Man 2 is rapidly threatening to consume the film itself. After the success of the first film, the anticipation is so high, it’s hard to imagine that director Jon Favreau will be able to manage the expectations, to exceed the hopes of fans, both comic-book-geek as well as the average Joe viewer. After all the wait and the hype and the recent gigantic marketing push and the skyrocketing expectations, after all of that, at the end of the day, it’s just a damn trailer. There’s no reason we should suddenly be drooling in our seats and anticipating the next great action movie. After the first Iron Man, and after seeing the trailer, we should likely just be hoping that it won’t be a let-down. I mean, it’s just a trailer. And it’s a sequel, something that, with a very, very few possible exceptions, does not exactly have a great track record with Hollywood. So, with that said…
Holy fucking shit.
I mean, no, seriously. Holy motherfucking Buddha-humping shitballs of fabulousity. It just looks … so … fucking … cool.
I want to mate with this trailer. I’m not even exaggerating. It has about 2.5 seconds of War Machine, and doesn’t even show Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, and barely shows ScarJo’s Black Widow. And I still want to have its e-babies. Hand to God.
Oh, and if you want to see the hi-res version, head over to Apple.com.