Throughout the week, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have been slowly releasing little clips from their upcoming tentpole Iron Man 2, a film that is currently tracking as the most anticipated movie since whatever the cinematic equivalent of sliced bread is (that might not be true outside of my mind). And while it’s interesting to see a little banter between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) and Tony Stark’s coffee table computer with scantily clad images of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), even I won’t shy away from the fact that the first few clips have been boring.
But this — this clip released this afternoon via Yahoo Movies — is a hot movie clip. To set the scene, Tony Stark has just met Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) for the first time. We’ve seen that moment in the trailers, as Stark’s race car is chopped in half by those crazy electric whips. Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Happy Hogan (director Jon Favreau) have shown up with a very special brief case that contains Tony’s, err, work clothes. See for yourself below.
Iron Man 2 is in theaters May 7. I’ve included the clip below, as well as two new IMAX posters — one of which inspired the awesome header image above.
IMAX Posters: (click to enlarge)