Paramount today released the long-awaited trailer for Iron Man 2, starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson and Don Cheadle.
Judging from the trailer, Iron Man 2's storyline seems to be modelled thematically after Rocky III -- Tony Stark becomes Champion of the World, basks in the public's adulation, then gets a little too comfortable, a little too cocky, and is brought down by a tougher, hungrier adversary. In this case, Rourke plays the part of Clubber Lang, with Cheadle as Apollo Creed and Gwyneth Paltrow as Adrian.
Judge for yourself:
Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010.
The New York Post has contributed to the report.