Iron Man 2 Armor Graces Empire Magazine Cover

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 Iron Man 2 Armor Graces Empire Magazine Cover

Way back in April we got our first official look at the highly-anticipated comic book sequel, Iron Man 2, in the form of an image of Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) in what appears to be his “Hall of Armor” room. From then on we’ve slowly and surely been getting more looks at the superhero sequel, from Mickey Rourke as villain Whiplash, to Scarlet Johansson as the Black Widow.

Everything has looked great so far, and that trend continues with this latest image, courtesy of the guys over at Empire.

Empire has an exclusive new image of Tony Stark in the famous red and gold suit  as the center-piece of their January 2010 cover. On top of the awesomeness of seeing the Iron Man suit in all its high quality glory (do you really need more than that? icon razz Iron Man 2 Armor Graces Empire Magazine Cover ), there’s also some hinting at the film’s villain, Whiplash, by way of the Empire lettering being done in the style of electricity. It’s very cool indeed and… oh I’ll stop and just let you get a good look for yourself.



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Pretty awesome, huh? On top of this new image, the Empire issue will also feature some brand new behind-the-scenes photos from the movie, and will be available this Thursday (tomorrow) to buy. These guys really get some great stuff – particularly killer images like the one above – and so they should, as they’re fantastic at what they do (I’ve been a loyal reader for years).

Like so many of you out there, I really can’t wait for Iron Man 2. Not just because the first one was good (not The Dark Knight good, but still… oohh, did I say something wrong? icon razz Iron Man 2 Armor Graces Empire Magazine Cover ), but all the elements seem to be coming together perfectly (at least as far as we can tell as outsiders looking in):

Along with seeing the return of Robet Downey Jr. as the titular hero, there’s also the addition of both Rourke and Johansson as Whiplash and the Black Widow, respectively. Add to that Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer and Don Cheadle (replacing Terrence Howard) as Col. Rhodes/War Machine, and all that great casting is enough reason for me to see this film. But there’s also the general feeling that the sequel will be “bigger and better” than the first, and by the looks of what we’ve seen that’s been a grand accomplished by Favreau and Co.

Summer 2010 can’t get here fast enough!

What do you think of the latest image from Iron Man 2? Needless to say you’re looking forward to the movie (or are you?), but what aspect are you looking forward to most? Do you think they’ll top the first one?

Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7th, 2010.

Source: Empire

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  1. It doesn’t seem any different than the suit from the first film, but it still looks really cool! Maybe I need to start getting Empire magazine AND Entertainment Weekly. And yeah we can look at Iron Man pics all day, but I want to see a trailer! Maybe the Iron Man 2 trailer will air before Robert Downey’s new movie Sherlock Holmes? That would make sense!

  2. @Ken J…

    Since you’re so kind to ask, I live in Chicago. If you lived here, I wouldn’t mind going to see IM2 with you. :)

    I enjoyed IM also, despite the fact that the battle between IM and the main bad guy (Obadiah) was pretty weak, but even that little quibble didn’t diminish my overall enjoyment of the movie. It was definitely a thrill ride, and I’m expecting IM2 to be just as entertaining.

  3. @Stephie

    Cool… I mean, literally, must be pretty cool as in cold there in Chicago right now, haha.

    My sister lives in Chicago. I went to visit her when it was -16 degrees out, lol, lots and lots of snow. But alas, I live in Florida, so even meeting halfway it’s a bit too far for us to check out ol tinhead, haha.

    I hope IM2 begins with an action scene, just jump right into it, lol. That would be sweet…

    And to the person who said RDJ might not be in the Avengers, I hope not and I doubt it. I think The Avengers is part of his contract. And plus, he must have a blast playing Iron Man…

  4. @Ken J…

    It’s just a wee bit chilly in Chicago today, but we had sunny skies, so it wasn’t all bad. We had a slight dusting of snow on Thanksgiving, but it didn’t stick and melted very quickly.

    And it’s okay if we can’t meet halfway to check out ol’ tinhead. It’ll be a pleasure to read your thoughts about the movie. :)

    I’d love to see IM2 start out with an action scene so we can get right into the story, since all of the origin stuff was already done in IM. BY the time we get to IM2, we’re familiar enough with Tony Stark so we can get into the action without too much trouble.

    As for RDJ not being in the Avengers — I read the same interview (think it was in the Dec. issue of Esquire or last week’s Entertainment Weekly.. I have copies of both mags), and I can see where he’s coming from.

    After too many of his movies wound up going past the multiplex and straight to the DVD rack at Walmart, RDJ’s finally made to the A-List, but even he’s aware that Hollywood can be a very fickle town, and the show-biz axiom of “you’re only as good as your last hit” is especially true, in the wake of The Soloist not doing well at the multiplex back in April.

    Still, I hope to see him in The Avengers, though … and judging by the features on the IM DVD, looks like he had a very good time playing Iron Man.

  5. Psh, if he doesn’t want to do it, I’ll play the first Asian Tony Stark, bring it on! lol

  6. @Ken J ….

    I think you might be able to pull it off. lol :)

  7. @Ken & Setphie

    Get a room. :)

  8. @INK

    If you mean so we can have an Iron Man viewing party to get ready for Iron Man 2, then YES, LET’S DO IT!!!! lol

  9. Ditto to what INK said. :-D

    @Ken J
    That’s sounds like a great idea (an IM2 party); but the way you and Stephie are going on, are you sure you 2 would be watching the film? :-)

  10. @John

    Dammit John, you complain if I’m arguing and now you’re complaining when I’m being nice, lol. You can never be satisfied, haha. :-D

  11. @Stephie

    Want some more of that funny feeling??

  12. @INK & John…

    LMAO, guys.

    Trust me, I would definitely be watching the film. Besides, a nice friendly chat after the movie is always fun. :-)