Video: “Iron Man,” the extended trailer

posted at 11:44 am on February 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

An early bootleg circulated last summer. Here’s the new one, in which we’re asked yet again to accept Robert Downey Jr. as the savior of mankind. The more I watch, the better I like him: Have we ever had a sardonic superhero? They’re usually either earnest (Christopher Reeve) or brooding (Keaton and Christian Bale), and either way just sort of … flat. Clooney was kind of sardonic but he’s too much the leading man to pull off the winking, “I can’t believe they cast me either” vibe Downey’s projecting here. It’s as if they gave super powers to Chandler from “Friends.” Can’t. Wait.

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Saw this last night. It takes a lot to get me to head to a theater these days, and that looks like more than enough.

frankj on February 29, 2008 at 11:47 AM

I loved it. Can’t wait to go see it with my son as Iron Man is one of his favorite Marvel characters.

The bit toward the end with Pepper Potts catching Downey Jr in the machine putting the Iron Man suit together was pure Tony Stark.

Queasy on February 29, 2008 at 11:47 AM

I’m there.

Alden Pyle on February 29, 2008 at 11:48 AM

It’s as if you gave super powers to Chandler from “Friends.”

HAHA.

Good one.

Theworldisnotenough on February 29, 2008 at 11:48 AM

sweet

samuelrylander on February 29, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Remember Iron Man is also a recovering alcoholic in the comics, so it’s even more fitting.

Number 2 on February 29, 2008 at 11:50 AM

I caught this recently in the Theatre. What a breath of fresh air!

Nyog_of_the_Bog on February 29, 2008 at 11:51 AM

I’m more of a DC guy but loved the simpleness of the Fantastic Four films.

I think Downey is perfect as Stark though and the film looks like a hoot.

Scoreboard44 on February 29, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Looks like fun.

Slublog on February 29, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Oh yes. I will be there in line on opening day.

pilamaye on February 29, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Honestly, I think he’s perfect for the role.

Esthier on February 29, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Downey was an interesting pick for this role, and the trailers have me believing it was a good choice.

LOVE the way the suit turned out!

Graybark on February 29, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Waitin on this…

And Hancock, Will Smiths new movie…

Good year for the AntiHero…

Romeo13 on February 29, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Yeah, I saw this last night also, and this looks good enough to drag me to the theater. I just hope they don’t lace the story line anti-American crap.

Kini on February 29, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Oh, and now… can we get a REAL Starship Trooper movie? One with Powered Battle Armor… tehcnology is definatly available…

Romeo13 on February 29, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Looks tasty. However, the line about “I want to protect the people I put in harms way” does scare me a bit. I pray this will not have a liberal bent with the evil defense contractors or military industrial complex being the big villian. You know, as I type this I am beginning to think it will.

Hope I am wrong.

Dirthead on February 29, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Oh, and now… can we get a REAL Starship Trooper movie? One with Powered Battle Armor… tehcnology is definatly available…

Unfortunately, No. We’re still going to be subjected to the dreck from the first one.

Queasy on February 29, 2008 at 12:03 PM

So are Ironman and Captain America from different political parties? Or is the war porn covering up the ‘I just want to protect the people I send into harm’s way? The hope and change of body armor.

Limerick on February 29, 2008 at 12:05 PM

I must be the only person that find this humorous. You know, we live in a different world, because a movie is coming out, and Black Sabbath is in the soundtrack. I mean, those guys were considered the bane of society in the 1970′s.

Too Cool.

WayWard Fundamentalist Christian on February 29, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Awesome. I’m there. I like Downey so I hope he’s really good in this, he looks believable. The soundtrack sounds fantastic. Did they HAVE to kill a Shelby Cobra?

Geronimo on February 29, 2008 at 12:10 PM

Well, for what it is worth, there is this:
http://www.libertyfilmfestival.com/libertas/?p=8894
(also a new post at today’s page)

MikeHu on February 29, 2008 at 12:11 PM

Can’t beat an alcoholic in a flying Robocop suit of armor.

NeoconNews.com on February 29, 2008 at 12:11 PM

I’m there.

Canadian Infidel on February 29, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Limerick

Iron Man and Capt. American work together on the same team, The Avengers.

Dr. Manhattan on February 29, 2008 at 12:13 PM

That bad guy wasn’t wearing a keffiyah is he? Wow, there’ll be some ‘splaining to do…

dish on February 29, 2008 at 12:14 PM

Absolutely awesome! Loved Ironman comics as a kid in the 60′s. Though I dislike Robert Downer Jr., I don’t think even he can screw up IRONMAN!

jimbo2008 on February 29, 2008 at 12:14 PM

Scoreboard44 on February 29, 2008 at 11:53 AM

For a while, superhero films (and every other film out of Hollywood for that matter) became a bit too preachy.

BohicaTwentyTwo on February 29, 2008 at 12:14 PM

That’s Freakin Fantastic.

Here is the HD link.
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/

Complete7 on February 29, 2008 at 12:16 PM

MikeHu on February 29, 2008 at 12:11 PM

Ahhh, the guy in the keffiyah will probably be the GOOD guy. Figures.

dish on February 29, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Looks just awesome. I loved Iron Man comics as a kid, and always wanted a movie done. The technology wasn’t available to do it right until now.
Marvel Comics has several more of our favorite superheroes on the drawing board for movies now, including Thor, The Avengers and several others.

RWLA on February 29, 2008 at 12:22 PM

I think he’s actually a pretty good choice. Whats her name though I can live without. Dont like her at all.

Dash on February 29, 2008 at 12:25 PM

I’m feeling really old. I had pause the DVR and explain Ironman to my children. And yes, the man singing the title song was the father in the MTV reality show the Osbournes.

Zaire67 on February 29, 2008 at 12:28 PM

I still have difficulty believing it won’t turn into some kind of anti-US, anti-corporate, anti-military screed in the end. But so far everything looks absolutely inexplicably great.

Blacklake on February 29, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Did they HAVE to kill a Shelby Cobra?

Geronimo on February 29, 2008 at 12:10 PM

I’m sure it was a kit…

Blacklake on February 29, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Dood! Geek Pron!

ronsfi on February 29, 2008 at 12:39 PM

hope they don’t lace the story line anti-American crap

It will.

I pray this will not have a liberal bent with the evil defense contractors or military industrial complex being the big villian.

It will.

Anyone that goes to see the Iron Man movie thinking that because of this 3 minute trailer Tony Stark will be the witty rich Republican playboy asskicking genius with a cybernetically-enhanced heart of gold is a drooling retard.

Republicans do not fund movie production in Hollywood. End of story. And as long as heartland Republicans keep buying movie tickets, pay-per-view showings on cable/satellite TV, DVDs, et cetera of these Hollywood movies that insult our intellect, morals, and values (often justifying their movie purchase with a dismissive “oh, yeah I know it’s kinda liberal but, you know, it’s just entertainment”), then nothing will ever change.

ScottMcC on February 29, 2008 at 12:48 PM

It looks slick, but I predict it won’t be nearly as good a movie as Batman Begins. That was the last comic book movie I saw which stood on its own as a movie. Iron Man will be cool but forgettable.

Viscount_Bolingbroke on February 29, 2008 at 12:54 PM

The bad guy is the Mandarin (mr. keffiyah) and Obadiah Stone (the weapons contractor who breaks from Stark’s company) who becomes the Ironmonger, big robot looking guy.

This movie will be no more un-American than Batman Begins, its virtually an identical story with a virtually identical character.

Billionaire playboy gets captured by terrorists, kills terrorists and escapes losing a friend in the process, returns home seeing the error of his ways, then uses his enormous wealth and military research projects to fight corruption in his own company as well as more terrorists.

Same story, different style.

darclon on February 29, 2008 at 12:54 PM

For those wondering if Iron Man will be an anti-government, anti-military, anti-corporate movie…..guess what, it would be faithful to the comic books at that point.

Queasy on February 29, 2008 at 12:56 PM

The “I want to protect the people I put in harm’s way” line seems to me more like he wants to do more to personally get involved on the “good guys” side, not that there’s some mishmash equivocating going on.

I hope.

Loved the “let’s face it, this is not the worst thing you’ve caught me doing” line. :)

Merovign on February 29, 2008 at 12:59 PM

Viscount,

True–cool but forgettable. Batman is just raw, which is cool. The Dark Knight will rule. I was a lil scared of Downey starring, but the preview won me over.

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Iron Man and Capt. American work together on the same team, The Avengers.
Dr. Manhattan on February 29, 2008 at 12:13 PM

Not since Civil War they don’t. Plus, Cap is dead.
Say, is your name a takeoff on The Watchmen character?

SouthernDem on February 29, 2008 at 1:01 PM

In the Marvel Civil war Captain America went underground and fought against Stark, who was backing the US government in its pogram to register and control super heroes. Ironman felt that the superheros should be a controlled asset, and Capt America figured that Heroes were Americans, and should be free.
Sounds geeeky I know, but hearing about the Civil war is what got me interested in comics again.
Back on topic, I have been looking forward to this movie for a while, especially since I sawe him using flame throwers agains the Mujadeen.

Wyrd on February 29, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Everything looked good until Gwenie Paltrow showed up. That’s a deal breaker for me.

KelliD on February 29, 2008 at 1:03 PM

BTW,

When it comes to comics and comic book movies, can we please stop with the american/unamerican routine? I dont see how Batman Begins is unamerican. The only exception to this is the GIJOE project, which I think is beyond idiotic.

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:05 PM

Sounds geeeky I know, but hearing about the Civil war is what got me interested in comics again.
Back on topic, I have been looking forward to this movie for a while, especially since I sawe him using flame throwers agains the Mujadeen.

Im back to buying comics with the new “Skrull Invasion” storyline. It is todays take on the WOT

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Everything looked good until Gwenie Paltrow showed up. That’s a deal breaker for me.

Oh God. I didn’t even see that ugly skank. I’ll still go see it hoping she has a tiny part.

RWLA on February 29, 2008 at 1:08 PM

I’m there. “Is it too much to ask for both?”

dogsoldier on February 29, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Blah, blah, blah, Tony Stark, Iron Man, metal suit. Big deal.

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. I’m so there.

Spc Steve on February 29, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Supposedly there is gonna be a crossover with Gen.Ross being in the movie and then playing the same character in the new Hulk movie.

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:17 PM

I think I just experienced some kinda life-event.

29Victor on February 29, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Appearently Downey Jr is also in the new Hlk movie, playing Tony Stark. May just be a walk on, but its pretty cool.

I’ll have to look at the Skrull invasion. I recently subsribed to the Marvel digital comics, so at least I get to read the back issues.

Wyrd on February 29, 2008 at 1:26 PM

From the opening riff of “Back in Black,” I was like “HELL, YEAH!!”

I was shedding manly tears of joy by the end of it! This is going to be a full on testosterone fueled technogasm!

Ooooohh baby!

My wife will never understand.

CurtZHP on February 29, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Wyrd,

How much is the subscription..

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:29 PM

I thought Batman Begins was great–until the line changed from “your parents died because your father failed to protect himelf” to “your parents died because my super-conspiracy took all the money out of Gotham, and poverty automatically removes ethical consideration.”

This movie, however, is going to be crap. I don’t care if you’re a superhero or not; members of the U. S. Armed Forces have voluntarily signed contracts to put themselves in harm’s way to keep YOU safe. Anyone who wants to “protect the military” does not deserve my movie ticket. And it just sets the very predictable tone for the rest of the film.

q2600 on February 29, 2008 at 1:36 PM

I need one for the other eye.

Mazztek on February 29, 2008 at 1:36 PM

OH YEEEAH!!!

Yakko77 on February 29, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Robert Downey Jr. has stood out in my mind as a gifted actor ever since seeing “Chaplan”. He’s had a tough time and I’m hopeful he has pulled himself up for good now.

Ka-Bar03 on February 29, 2008 at 1:42 PM

around 60 bucks for a year. Their are gaps in the series though, since they have not digitized all of the older editions.

Wyrd on February 29, 2008 at 1:43 PM

Appearently Downey Jr is also in the new Hlk movie, playing Tony Stark. May just be a walk on, but its pretty cool.

I’ll have to look at the Skrull invasion. I recently subsribed to the Marvel digital comics, so at least I get to read the back issues.

Stark in The Hulk and Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury in Iron Man and the Hulk is supposed to be a tie-in to hopefully start an Avengers project.

Queasy on February 29, 2008 at 1:45 PM

I think that people sometimes overanalyze in the cases. We are talking about Iron Man not Redacted. GIJoe is so PC that it will not do well. But I think that is the exception…

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:46 PM

SouthernDem on February 29, 2008 at 1:01 PM

I heard about the civil war thing. Completely stupid – don’t kill Captain America! Haven’t read it, so maybe it’s great writing or the comic-book answer to Tolstoy, but it just seems odd to kill a superhero, to me.

I don’t know how much of the anti-American left is present in this movie – but from someone above there’s a bad guy, and he wears a khaffiyah. How bad could it be?

emailnuevo on February 29, 2008 at 1:47 PM

Well any movie with Nick Fury has to start Samuel Jackson since he has the rights with the “Ultimate” character. I dont think we will see an Avengers movie. Justice League would be awesome and that project is pretty much canceled. But I do believe we will see more tie-ins. The new Hulk and Punisher movies will undo the abominations of the previous films.

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:48 PM

oh. Ok. I see now. Right after I post that comment you put up the bigsized trailer. grr.

Mazztek on February 29, 2008 at 1:50 PM

I’m so pumped for this. JVelez, the JLA movie is on a go ahead again, it’s moving fast evidently and will be out in 09, though I can hardly believe it myself. And supposedly Sam Jackson does make a appearance in Iron man as fury.

spacekicker on February 29, 2008 at 1:51 PM

spacekicker on February 29, 2008 at 1:51 PM

You serious?? Wow that would be pretty cool. I thought it was DOA…

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:53 PM

the JLA movie is on a go ahead again

spacekicker on February 29, 2008 at 1:51 PM

The world officially makes sense again!

emailnuevo on February 29, 2008 at 1:53 PM

The world officially makes sense again!

Not yet! We have to wait until the new Punisher/Hulk movies are out………….

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:57 PM

Not the Cobra! …..weeping….

TBinSTL on February 29, 2008 at 2:08 PM

I recently subsribed to the Marvel digital comics, so at least I get to read the back issues.
Wyrd on February 29, 2008 at 1:26 PM

And here’s my opportunity to say: Support your local comic shop.

emailnuevo on February 29, 2008 at 1:47 PM

No worries, he’s back. Not Steve Rogers, but Bucky took up the mantel. With guns! Check out Ed Brubaker’s work on the series. Awesome stuff.

You serious?? Wow that would be pretty cool. I thought it was DOA…
JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Here’s some red, red meat concerning JLA casting. Yes, it’s on.

SouthernDem on February 29, 2008 at 2:10 PM

BTW,

New Dark Knight Trailer comming out with 10,000 BC. Looks like they will show Harvey Dent…

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 2:11 PM

I bet you anything that Bucky will turn sooner or later, and is Rogers really dead??

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 2:12 PM

I am actually very psyched for this movie.

I am admitting that as a teen, I was a massive geek, and my three fav Marvel characters was

1) Spidey
2) Punisher (when are they going to make him a movie that DOESN’T suck????)
3) Iron Man

The effects and the snide one-liners are going to make this movie THE cat’s meow.

And I can’t wait.

Mortis on February 29, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Mortis,

Punisher: War Journal will come out in 09. And the 2 stills look more darker…

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 2:16 PM

Okay, let me add some more.

May 2nd can’t come fast enough. Just that little snippet is making me jones to see it.

I now know what I’m going to spend my Incentive Check on when it comes in.

I enjoyed Christian Bale as Batman, but then, the ONLY Batman I enjoy is Frank Miller’s, who took the absolute CRAP that DC was putting out and made Batman an actual vigilante again. One who would do or say ANYTHING to get to the end he considered proper. Bale did a decent job as a Miller Batman, and I’ll see his next Batman flick.

I’ve been a Bale fan since American Psycho.

But that’s me.

Mortis on February 29, 2008 at 2:20 PM

Awesome Awesomeness

juanito on February 29, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Mortis,

Punisher: War Journal will come out in 09. And the 2 stills look more darker…

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 2:16 PM

JVelez, I can only hope so. I had every Punisher comic from 1 to the low hundreds, and even though they had to reign him in to keep the Comics Rating high enough that they could still sell the comic he was a DARK, BROODING, VICIOUS “hero” that had a tragic past, a warped view of the world, and access to a whole crapload of guns.

A Punisher movie has to be rated “R” to be a “real” Punisher movie.

Mortis on February 29, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Mortis,

Millers Batman is awesome, although Im not fond of his recent version in All Star…..

Bale is good in the role, I still like Keaton

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 2:25 PM

Mortis,

Right on Punisher…. The last movie sucked bigtime. Alllthouugh the Special Edition DVD made a lil more sense..

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 2:27 PM

Yes. About time too.

LimeyGeek on February 29, 2008 at 2:30 PM

“Have we ever had a sardonic superhero?”

What was Hellboy? Chopped liver?

Kadnine on February 29, 2008 at 2:36 PM

What was Hellboy?

Cool. Perlman was fantastic.

LimeyGeek on February 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

My vote for best movie Batman is still Keaton, but Bale impressed me.

Keaton suprised me. Who’d have thunk that Mr. Mom could be dark. But he PULLED IT OFF. Which is why the first Batman movie will always have a special place in the dark hole I use as a heart.

Mortis on February 29, 2008 at 2:39 PM

I concur. Ron Perlman is an underrated actor in my opinion, and no one else will ever be able to say “Oh….. crap” with the pinache he does.

Mortis on February 29, 2008 at 2:39 PM

Come on guys and gals. Enjoy a movie for once. You’re looking too much into things when you see anti-Americanism in everyone but yourself.

BlackCapitalist on February 29, 2008 at 3:01 PM

Just put Wonder Woman back on TV, please.

Alden Pyle on February 29, 2008 at 3:19 PM

I’m agnostic on the script, but always thought Downey was a brilliant casting choice for Tony Stark, so long as he could finish the movie on the wagon. Indeed, I always thought that they made sure to put Jim Rhodes in the script in case he had to take over from Stark, just as in the comic book.

Karl on February 29, 2008 at 3:20 PM

Man, you guys are a bunch of geeks.

I won’t be seeing this on opening weekend… ’cause I promised my daughter I’d take her to a Star Trek convention that weekend.

saint kansas on February 29, 2008 at 3:29 PM

As for The Dark Knight, I’m also hopeful. Didn’t care much for the trailer, but the first six minutes of the movie they ran in IMAX theaters was wonderful.

Karl on February 29, 2008 at 3:42 PM

*** Drools ***

JayHaw Phrenzie on February 29, 2008 at 3:45 PM

I dont think GI joe will be as bad as people think. Alot of people trashed it because they found out that GI Joe would be fighting a “Scottish Arms Dealer” not realizing that the character Destro, one of GI Joes classic enemies, was in fact both Scottish and an arms dealer.

jones on February 29, 2008 at 3:53 PM

that plus GI Joe is an international outfit, not the “real american heroes”

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 3:53 PM

First we get a good realization of Nightcrawler in X2, now Iron Man.

When they do Moon Knight a la Sienkiewicz (or even the current Huston run, which is a little too bloody for me) I can die happy. Moon Knight is Batman with all the safety settings turned off.

DrSteve on February 29, 2008 at 4:15 PM

It’s possible they’ll hit the alcoholic angle in the sequel, but from what I read Favreau really knows what he’s doing and is playing this one as straight origin story. They could be playing up the white liberal guilt angle a little, but that’s the way it was in the first one, except it was the Viet Cong who captured Stark.
Rumor has it Samuel L Jackson is going to be Nick Fury of SHIELD in this film AND in the Hulk reboot with Ed Norton coming out. I just hope, with Thor and Captain America in development, that they have enough sense to avoid the whole Civil War fiasco, with Spidey unmasking and Iron Man demanding heroes expose their identities, with Cap leading the ‘resistance’ that ultimately got him killed.

BemusedMalkinite on February 29, 2008 at 4:28 PM

Whoops! Sorry, y’all – didn’t mean to repost What Has Gone Before.

Justice League is going to be a dud, and franchise-killer. Warner Bros needs to learn from Marvel: introduce the characters with their own films, THEN team them up.

Bale and company are none too happy about the no-names stealing Batman’s thunder. I’m not a fan of Routh, but there is surely more demand for seeing him and Bale than a bunch of kids.

BemusedMalkinite on February 29, 2008 at 4:39 PM

Bemused–

Easy solution—TEEN TITANS!!!

Also Who really thinks Cap got Killed??

JVelez on February 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

ummm Paltrow? yikes , I don’t know.

gr8inferno on February 29, 2008 at 5:10 PM

I can’t wait to see this one.

Yes, Capt. got killed at the end of the Civil War series, but as another poster mentioned, Bucky (the original) will take up the shield. I wish I had the funds to start collecting commics again, but alas, the baby needs his diapers.

Torch on February 29, 2008 at 5:57 PM

Sam Jackson as Nick Fury? Am I missing something here? Nick Fury was white. Not that I’m being racist, but unless he does a Micheal Jackson and bleaches his ass he ain’t gonna pass for a white guy.

Don Carne on February 29, 2008 at 6:10 PM

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