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Even More IRON MAN 2 Photos

And the Armor Wars endure.

Like a fabular goblet that overflows eternally with wine, it seems that IRON MAN 2 marketing machine will never run dry in regard to promo pics, will it? Even after the movie’s finished, even after a mega-update, there’s still more new photos of the movie in action. Today, Marvel’s let loose an aggressive octet depicting Justin Hammer leading a throng of counterfeit mecha suits and Whiplash going about some serious smithing in his lair, as well as Tony Stark enjoying some sophisticated cocktail bar conversation with Pepper Potts and some laid-back donut shop talk with Nick Fury.


Enjoy the rest of the photos below.   While I suppose I COULD comment about the photographic expertise that went behind these - - speculating as to what speed the filmstocks were, what F-stops they were shot at and just what length the depth of field is - - I’d rather point out something that I didn’t realize until recently.  Just as THE DARK KNIGHT was cobbled together from THE KILLING JOKE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, so too does IRON MAN 2 appear to be based off a specific storyline - - that is, THE ARMOR WARS.

THE ARMOR WARS ran through IRON MAN in the 80s, during the Michelinie/ Layton run, and it was drawn by M.D. Bright and Barry Windsor-Smith.  The storyline concerned the shellhead hunting down and taking out a throng of armored villains like the Crimson Dynamo, Stilt-Man and the Controller whose suits were engineered off of Stark Industries designs that the Spymaster had stolen and sold to Justin Hammer. Does that sound a bit familiar? Like I’ve said before, if you want clues as to how the Thor and Captain America movies might play out, pay close attention to what Marvel’s doing, right now.  It’s not a random coincidence that both an Ultimate version of ARMOR WARS and an update, IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS, ran last year. 
== TEASER ==
 


-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this April - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

21 Comments
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

that third pic of Mickey Rourke looks like one of the dudes in the Welding class at my school O.o

Posted by warlock360

Is... that.... Samuel L. Jackson... smiling!?

Posted by AngelFrost

No Black Widow? :(

Posted by biggkeem89

Is  it me or does the pic of Tony and Nick in the restaurant remind you of the scene from Pulp fiction with Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta at the cafe?
Posted by CrazyAsAFox
@Voidheart: Nope he's not smiling :L
Posted by warlock360
@CrazyAsAFox:
 
sure?
Posted by Balliard

Sam L. Jackson smiling muste be special effects

Posted by vuki
@Balliard said:
" Sam L. Jackson smiling muste be special effects "
roflmao
Ye it's a phenomenon we rarely see...
He looks..at piece.
Posted by Comiclove5

The wait is killing me.
Posted by Ms. Omega

OMG Cant wait!!!

Posted by Meteorite

This looks good. From what I've heard, Armour Wars is supposed to be a pretty good story arc, so I'm looking forwards to this.

Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'!
@vuki said:
" @Balliard said:
" Sam L. Jackson smiling muste be special effects "
roflmao Ye it's a phenomenon we rarely see... He looks..at piece. "
like One piece? jk btw it's spelled "Peace"
Posted by brendon277

Ok this is a question not being racist but isn't Nick Fury white??? I do know he goes back and forth in comics but isn't he mainly white? 

Posted by Dro
@brendon277: Pretty sure Ultimate Nick Fury is black.
Posted by Norbit

Samual L. Jackson with an eyepatch? who is he supposed to be?
Posted by darkstorm1

This movie is going to be straight up awesome.
Posted by vuki
@Mr.Hulk_Smashin'! said:
" @vuki said:
" @Balliard said:
" Sam L. Jackson smiling muste be special effects "
roflmao Ye it's a phenomenon we rarely see... He looks..at piece. "
like One piece? jk btw it's spelled "Peace" "
My bad :P but you know what I meant
Posted by Meteora
@Voidheart: LMAO! 
 
Yup, SAm laughing if that pic was a trading card it would be super rare one lol
Posted by CATMANEXE--defunct

$$$ for my seat is already set aside, specifically in an envelope
that says " 4 Iron Man 2 " on it.

Posted by The Hottness

Love it!
Posted by DEGRAAF

here are som more they just posted