Less Rourke, More Cheadle
As a general rule, I rarely bother posting TV spots. They’re 30 seconds long, and usually they consist of even more-chopped up bits from the full length trailers. TV spots are, by design, simply quick licks of the larger piece of candy. They’re usually a waste of time, only designed to try to keep you from flipping the channel for 30 more seconds.
All of that said, I’m breaking that rule today with the new spot that debuted during the Nickelodean Kids Choice Awards because a) It’s fucking Iron Man 2), and b) this one actually has a surprising amount of new-ish footage. Particularly, more Cheadle, and we all know the world is a better place with more Cheadle. It also has a bit more of Scarlett Johanssen’s Black Widow, and it looks like they’re playing up the ally part of the character (Widow has something of a mixed history with Iron Man and the Avengers). Interestingly, there is zero Mickey Rourke, which is possibly a good thing. Don’t want to give too much of the villain away, and no Sam Rockwell (as Justin Hammer) either. The latter is a shame as well, because Sam Rockwell fucking rules, but again, don’t want to spoil too much.
Anyway, enough jibber jabber. Here’s the spot.
God, that suitcase bit is so badass.