It’s a big week for Marvel movie fans as Sunday evening saw the release of the second Iron Man 2 trailer. The new trailer introduced the new briefcase armor and brought a whole lot more War Machine and Iron Man action in addition to some more hints about the story of the sequel.
If that wasn’t enough, Marvel also released a pair of new Iron Man 2 character posters featuring the two armored heroes of the movie as well as an image for the War Machine/Iron Man standee.
To start, here’s the wide shot image of the standee featuring the armor to be worn by the characters of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes (Don Cheadle).
Next we have the two brand new character posters [Click to Enlarge]:
To see the super high resolution versions of the images, head over to Collider.
While from afar, the posters look slightly more cartoon as opposed to metal armor (especially for the case of Iron Man’s red suit), if you check out the high res images, you can see the details. I dig the fact that there’s no text on these, just the character image with the giant “2” in the background.
The Iron Man armor featured in these posters appears to be the Mark VI armor, yet another new suit to be introduced in the sequel. The first movie saw one set of red armor known as the Mark III (after his silver less-advanced prototypes) and this movie we know introduces the Mark IV, an even more improved suit, again with the circular light in the middle which can be seen from the Hall of Armor photos we took at Comic-Con last summer.
We also know from the new Iron Man 2 trailer that the movie also features the briefcase portable armor suit which our own Paul Young figured out a year ago and from these posters, the Mark VI armor which features the triangular light on the chest plate, a nod to the extremis armor from the books.
These posters will reportedly be in theaters so you’ll get a chance to see them in person. I want them both.
Iron Man 2 is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Olivia Munn. It also will feature Paul Bettany as the voice of Jarvis, Stan Lee as Larry King and Jon Favreau himself will play the part of Hogan.
Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7, 2010.
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