First Look at Robert Downey, Jr. From 'Iron Man 2'

First Look at Robert Downey, Jr. From ‘Iron Man 2’

tonystarkironmanOkay Iron Man fans, here you go. Courtesy of USA Today here’s your first glimpse of Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man 2. I don’t know about you, but I was a huge fan of last year’s Iron Man.

After reading the comics for years, I was pretty convinced there probably wasn’t anyone who could pull off Tony Stark’s combination of bravado, intelligence, heroism and vulnerability on the big screen. And then, there’s Robert Downey, Jr. who, in all senses of the phrase, nailed it and makes me very eager to see more. So, it’s with great excitement that I wait for the next installment of the Iron Man franchise.

The sequel, which is currently filming and will be released May 7, 2010, takes place six months after Stark revealed himself to be Iron Man and deals with those consiquences, the formation of S.H.I.E.L.D and what it takes to be a hero. In addition to Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, the film also features Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer.