The more I see of Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man” movie, the more I’m loving it. Seriously, this looks like one of the best comic book movies to come out in a while. It seems to have everything that will make it the perfect geek fodder — cool action sequences, comic book action, and tons of laughs. The International trailer for the film has arrived, and it shows more of Gwyneth Paltrow’s character, Virginia “Pepper” Potts, who is supposed to be Stark’s secretary in the movie (as in the comics), but she sure seems to be more than just a secretary. Head on below to see the International trailer. I’ll link to a higher quality version when one becomes available.
Weapons designer Tony Stark is in Afghanistan to introduce his new missile design to the Air Force until the unit he is traveling with is attacked and Stark is taken hostage. Injured by shrapnel embedded near his heart, his captors order him to assemble a missile for them, giving him access to a workshop. He puts his creativity to use by assembling a bulletproof set of power armor, complete with pacemaker and flamethrowers, and uses it to free himself. Back at home, he becomes Iron Man, developing a flying suit with the red and gold scheme and advanced weapon capabilities. Stark faces the Iron Monger.
Start pumping iron May 2nd, 2008.