'Iron Man 2' Trailer Rocks. Hard.When it blasted its way through theaters in May 2008, 'Iron Man' became a welcome and unexpected blockbuster thanks to Robert Downey Jr.'s sly performance, the kickass effects and Jon Favreau's inspired direction. Now the 'Iron Man 2' trailer has landed, and it looks like the next chapter of our helmeted hero's life is going to be even more exciting. 'Iron Man 2' Trailer Rocks. Hard.When it blasted its way through theaters in May 2008, 'Iron Man' became a welcome and unexpected blockbuster thanks to Robert Downey Jr.'s sly performance, the kickass effects and Jon Favreau's inspired direction. Now the 'Iron Man 2' trailer has landed (first on Apple), and it looks like the next chapter of our helmeted hero's life is going to be even more exciting.

This 2:26 clip gives us a turbo-charged look into the movie without giving it all away. As billionaire industrialist Tony Stark, Downey exudes the roguish, rock star charm that made him so much fun to watch the first time around. But just because he has revealed his identity, "privatized world peace," successfully wooed Pepper Potts, and begun atoning for the sins of his munitions-making past does not mean Stark is safe from vengeance. And angry Russian villain Whiplash (Mickey Rourke in a sinister reversal of his 'Wrestler' role) is out for his blood, seeking to make him pay for all of the deaths his weapons have generated. Looks like the Cold War ain't over after all.

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The trailer lays it all out: Stark ruffling the feathers of the government, basking in the public's adoration, and invoking the wrath of Whiplash, who attacks him at the Monaco Historic Grand-Prix. And we get glimpses of Russian femme fatale Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) kicking butt and Iron Man and his bud Rhodey/War Machine (Don Cheadle) caught in a crossfire from an army of other iron men. Oh yeah, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) pops up, but just looking concerned. (Another 'Avengers' tease, Mr. Favreau, or something more?) And it's all set to the raucous rock of AC/DC. Really, what more do you need?

Our prediction? 'Iron Man 2' is going to totally outgross the original and become one of the biggest movies of 2010.



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