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? 😛 ), 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? 😛 ), 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. Is the suit really that different, I cant tell..

  2. nerdgasm!!!!! nuff said

  3. @DrSamBeckett

    The Shoulders are bulkier, the silver collar bone thingies have been covered up by more armor. New gold accented ribs, and the chest piece is a little bit bulkier also. The ab area is smoother, and the bicept armor is a little bit more square. But thats just what can been seen from the picture.

  4. I just hope that Tony Stark doesnt use that Suit that was in the action Figure with the Triangle Emblem..Leave his armor just the way it looks nice this way with the circle emblem instead of the Triangle one that looks ugly.

  5. Here’s a dumb question: can a female have a nerdgasm?

    Reason why I ask… I think just had one when I saw that magazine cover. lol

  6. Stephie

    Yes, females can have nerdgasm’s too. They’re not just for men lol.

  7. Can geeks have nerdgasms? or just geekasms


  9. Who cares! TRAILER, PLEASE!!!

  10. Meant to put a 😀 on that.

  11. man that looks so sick.

  12. i am so excited for this movie! I’m sure they can top the first one. That seems to be the trend with super-hero movies (Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight). That would be cool to go a midnight premiere.

  13. Can someone do a side-by-side comparison?

  14. @neontiger21…

    I think a midnight showing of IM2 would be just as big, if not bigger, than the midnight premieres for the most recent Harry Potter movie and New Moon. I look for IM2 to dominate the box office during month of May, even through Memorial Day weekend.

    @M-Cat …

    I’m relieved to know that females can have nerdgasms. At first, I thought there was something wrong with me when I saw that Empire magazine cover. lol

  15. @Stephie

    Had that funny feeling??

    Man, I can’t wait to see this…

    One of my friends was like “Iron Man wasn’t that good.” I almost passed out from shock… 😀

  16. neontiger21,

    erman 2 is one of the “trends” you call? I really don`t see why people love superhero films, such as the first 2 spidman movies so much, was it the way Spidey and Doc Ock were able to jump downwards on the buildings and the way Doc Ock`s tentacles were coming at Spidey so fast? SO???? Movies like Spiderman, Sm2, TDK all have weak confidentials, why basket them in your example collection?

    And new suit for Iron Man 2? To some people i think that looks familiar with the same suit!

  17. Is this the issue where Jeremy Renner mentions that he is in talks to play Hawkeye for the Thor and Avengers film?

    Because that news gave me a nerdgasm for sure.

  18. Here’s a copy/paste on it:

    The actor has told this months issue of Empire that he is in talks to play Clint Barton in ‘Thor’ and ‘The Avengers’!
    Best known for his role in ‘The Hurt Locker’ the actor has revealed that he’s had talks with Marvel about filling the tights of the skilled archer Hawkeye with a possible cameo in ‘Thor’ leading to a full blown role in ‘The Avengers’!

    “Hawkeye could be interesting. They’re going to send me some stuff on it, see what it is.” But I think they’re pretty awesome, trying to make superhero movies almost plauusible and not just some fantasy thing.”

  19. Yeah they are talking about Hawkeye. I saw that on as well.

  20. @Ken J…

    Truthfully, seeing that magazine cover gave me goosebumps. Can May 7th, 2010 come soon enough?

    Something interesting … a couple of friends of mine went to see Iron Man, and their reactions to the movie were completely different than what I expected.

    My male friend (who’s sort of a comic book nerd) said that Iron Man was a huge disappointment because he “expected more”(whatever that meant) from the movie, while my female friend (non-comic book nerd) was the exact opposite. She loved Iron Man, and she fell head over heels for RDJ, too. :)

  21. Looks exactly like the first films suit,,, ?

  22. Ties in with The Avengers so I warn everyone now who reads this post. Major, major spoilers ahead if you read…

    In “Thor,” Loki – Odin’s (Anthony Hopkins) adopted son and Thor’s adopted brother – kills Odin to take over the throne. He then casts out Thor to Earth.

    Thor lands in a desert, and is immediately ran over by a PhD cosmology student (Natalie Portman) and her Norwegian professor (Stellan Skarsgard), who were on their way to study a strange cloud in the cosmos. When they realize that Thor is who he says he is, Skarsgard’s character, who has grown up with Norse mythology, can’t quite deal with it and goes out on a drinking binge.

    And even though we see Thor on Earth, an unnamed source has confirmed that his alter-ego Donald Blake will not make an appearance.

    The script closes with a 5-page battle, showing off Thor’s and Loki’s different fighting styles. Thor being very much about raw strength, while Loki being much more about motion, grace and intelligence. The closing battle will be the first thing that director Kenneth Branagh will film.

    Apparently Thor will handle Loki, but will not kill him, since Loki goes on to be one of, if not the key bad guy in “The Avengers” movie.

    In the first 20 minutes of the Avengers film, Loki brainwashes Bruce Banner to gain control of the Hulk for his own evil deeds. When the green monster goes on a rampage, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America are forced to assemble.

  23. Stephie

    I think your male friend meant that he expected more action. That’s the only thing that I could come up with when he said he was disappointed.

  24. @M-Cat…

    I think that’s what my buddy meant when he said that. He was expecting much more emphasis on action, but since IM is an origin story, there’s going to be some action, but not as much as he’s used to seeing in a comic book movie.

    He did enjoy The Incredible Hulk, though.

  25. Yeah both films were great. Iron Man was awesome and I loved what Ed Norton did with The Incredible Hulk.

  26. @Stephie

    The thing about Iron Man, is that in the comics the villains were pretty outrageous. While the movie tried to keep it grounded in reality. And I think we all can agree, the battle between Im and the main villain was pretty weak. I loved the movie overall and thought that it was one of the greatest character intro movies, but do kind of wish there was a little more action between IM and the main villain. But overall, that isn’t enough for it to count as a disappointment for me. I LOVED Iron Man…

    Damn Stephie, where do you live? Why can’t I find myself some girls who want to see IM2? The girl I’m talking to now is the one that didn’t really like it… How lame… At least she wants to see Avatar with me, lol.

  27. I just read that Robert Downey Jr. may not be in The Avengers. He said he does not have any plans for the future as of right now and may like to retire before the movie ever gets filmed. Here are his words.

    Robert Downey, Jr.:

    “I have no set plans for my future. I’ve never had it this good — this is my day in the sun — and I certainly don’t want to look a gift horse in the molars. But [my wife] Susan and I want to begin to be in our lives as much as we are in our jobs. I’d love just to sit here and say, ‘What movie’s playing tonight?’ I’d love to finish the new book about D-day I’m reading. I love painting, I love music.

    I’m f***ing really good at what I do — and have been for a long time, so I don’t waver on that. But here’s the thing: I can only be a guy on a call sheet probably, I don’t know, maybe a couple more times. It’s something I’m so grateful to have in my palm, and yet I already see its inevitable decay. If Sherlock Holmes performs well, I could be busy for the next 5 or 7 or 10 years.”

    His statements imply that he is not obligated to appear in another Iron Man movie or in The Avengers, which is contrary to the multi-picture deal that he is assumed to be under.