Iron Man 2: First Look at War Machine!

8/5/10 – So it’s finally out, here’s my review of ‘Iron Man 2’. A terrible movie to be honest:

27/7/09 – UPDATE#2: At Comic-Con this weekend, it has been confirmed from the footage shown that War Machine is in the film and that the armor looks “BAD-ASS”. Here’s a description of the footage shown from

courtroom scene earlier where Rhodey is remaining faithful to his government like a good soldier and they have called upon weapons expert Justin Hammer, played by Sam Rockwell, to modify the first wave Iron Man armor into something more suitable of either taking on or replacing Stark’s Iron Man. Hammer walks up to the original Iron Man lying on a table asking what they did to it, which Rhodes says is classified then asks what Hammer is going to do for them. “I’m talking about firepower,” he clarifies. Hammer says they’re talking to the right guy and he starts pulling out all sorts of guns and weapons to retrofit on the armor, but doesn’t seem to be getting much reaction from Rhodes or the general, even with something he calls “Uncle Gazpacho or Puff the Magic Dragon.” Cheadle says “I think I’ll take it…” and when Hammer asks which one, Rhodey responds, “All of it.” And then we see our first look at the retrofitted Iron Man armor as WAR MACHINE, which looks BAD-ASS!!”

Here’s a few more images from comics and what not to give you an idea of what War Machine may look like:

18/7/09 – UPDATE: It seems like that image is directly from the comics:

Also, the toy for ‘War Machine’ has been making rounds around the internet as well:

Take of this what you will. Regardless, all signs point to the fact that we will see ‘War Machine’ appear in some capacity during the film.

Original Article

As some of you may know Comic-Con is coming up and lots of new information about movies, games, TV shows and what-not-have-you is expected to be released by everybody who is anybody.

‘Iron Man 2’ news has been trickling out steadily over the past month, yesterday we saw EW’s first look at Scarlett Johansson in character as well as some information on the story. More on that later… Don Cheadle’s character is replacing Terrance Howard in the role of Military Commander and best friend to Tony Stark, James Rhodes… To those of you in the know, this is also the character that plays ‘War Machine’, a bad ass version of the ‘Iron Man’ suit with guns, lots of extra guns. Here’s a first look:

The War Machine suit
The ‘War Machine’ suit

This image is from a T-Shirt that will be available during Comic-Con. Usually this stuff can be a bit hodge podge but the fact that it is listed to go on sale exclusively at Comic-Con and only on the show floor makes me less skeptical about its authenticity. However it is certainly more along the lines of concept art rather than  a direct in-film image.

‘Iron Man 2’ is well in to filming and over the past few months we have seen great casting and some tid pid pictures from set trickle out. Here is a quick rundown of what’s happening in Iron Man 2 and who’s who courtesy of

  • Sam Rockwell plays a fast-talking weapons manufacturer named Justin Hammer, “who fancies himself the next Tony Stark”
  • Mickey Rourke plays Russian criminal Vanko, who creates his own battle-suit while incarcerated in a Soviet prison.
  • Whiplash’s suit “shoots devastating, whip-like beams.”
  • Hammer and Whiplash join forces to take on Stark/Iron Man,
  • Rourke insisted that his character have a cockatoo, which he talks to and gets drunk with while he’s making the suit.
  • Scarlett Johansson plays Russian superspy (possibly undercover?) Natasha Romanoff (aka the Black Widow), who is hired as Stark’s assistant which inevitably sparks romantic tension between Stark and former assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), who’s been promoted to CEO of Stark Industries.

Some other images officially released through Entertainment Weekly show the first look at Scarlett Johansson as the ‘Black Widow’, and to be honest she looks fantastic! Perfect, after Emily Blunt dropped out of the role due to schedule conflicts, the news of Scarlett came as a bit of a disappointment… her usual blonde bombshell appearance just did not fit the bill of red headed Russian superspy. However these latest images dispel those fears.

Black Widow, Iron Man & Whiplash
‘Black Widow’, ‘Iron Man’ & ‘Whiplash’ (image courtesy of
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson as ‘Black Widow’ (image courtesy of

I am very excited to see the ‘War Machine’ suit in action. With an all star villain cast consisting of ever brilliant Sam Rockwell and the resurrected Mickey Rourke, this film is heading towards only the nicest of things.


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