New Iron Man 2 Poster is Missing Something

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It’s been a bad couple of days for the Iron Man 2 promotional team. Two days ago, we showed you the latest TV spot, which gave us the first lines from Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, which sure didn’t sound Russian. Now, a new poster has been released, nearly copying the last one, but with one major component missing. Can you spot it?

He’s probably the most anticipated character in the film. I felt the same way going into The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger’s Joker. It just makes no sense getting rid of Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash, which actually made the last poster bearable as he walked in front of a massive fireball. We get a cool visual of Iron Man swooping down and the vapor trail behind him, but just like any great superhero film, this poster is only as good as its villain. Only thing is, there isn’t one. Not even the frustratingly absent Sam Rockwell.

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I trust Jon Favreau to make a balanced, entertaining, and intense film. But these promotional guys need to clean it up. The floating heads are weak, and I like Gwyneth Paltrow, but she is absolutely not more important than Rourke or Rockwell.

Then again, a poster isn’t going to ruin a movie. And only days after revealing an English-speaking Black Widow, I can understand some mounting frustrations. But let’s not forget Favreau’s vision and his uncanny ability to deliver. The cast is brilliant on paper and should translate well. My excitement is unwavering, but these posters aren’t exactly wall-worthy. At least the trailers rock.

How do you feel about the poster above? Lazy or just right? Comment below and share your thoughts.

Iron Man 2 soars into theaters May 7, 2010.

Source: Cinema Blend

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  1. Maybe because they didn´t want to spoil his suit…

  2. Actually, it IS a big deal. It´s like Captain America isn´t american…

  3. Just plain lazy, amateur and almost like a work by a summer intern at Paramount.

  4. Looks like a Star Wars poster from the 80's. Anyone agree? Floating heads, small skim of action.. and a title.. anyone, anyone ?? LOL

  5. Relax….. the story itself, alone with the action sequences will make this a hit. Favreau won't screw this one up, after such a successful first film. Don't worry :) It'll hold it's ground.

  6. Yep, and I'm sure that's what they were going for. I just hope if she has a Russian accent, that she hits the mark on it.. or she'll sound really silly..

  7. I agree. See my comment on the 'Star Wars' like poster look !! LOL

  8. I'm definitely waiting for Screen Rant's review of it, though. It's usually pretty safe to rely on this place.

  9. This may be one of the worst designed professional posters I have ever seen.

    Not only is Whiplash missing, but there's NO FOCAL POINT to the poster!!! Where is your eye drawn to??? That big void in the middle. And then every character is looking off the page.

    Seriously, as a designer and photographer, I am appalled at how amateurish and terrible this poster is.

    Now go look at the international poster. Whiplash is at the bottom, but in the distance with fire, so he's this mysterious force of doom. And then the layout of the faces at the top is designed so your eye is drawn to Tony Stark. That poster is at least coherent!