What Massively Important Element is Missing From the New Iron Man 2 Poster?
You'll remember that last week's debut of the final international poster for Iron Man 2 was a little heavy on combustible Scarlett Johansson flatulence, so it's no surprise that the film's new domestic poster cleaned that element up a bit. (One can only the imagine the aggrieved calls from ScarJo's people to Marvel Studios: "But she is_ farting an explosion_, people. Her ass. It's on fire.") But amid the revisions that played up the actual hero's presence and gave Gwyneth Paltrow all the luster of a high-school-yearbook candid, the designers left out something that seems... well, important, particularly considering the ways the film has been marketed to date. Click through for the large version (and the omission).
Shouldn't Mickey Rourke be on here somewhere? Like, the bad guy? Since Comic-Con, no one can talk about Iron Man 2 without bringing up how it has a better villain this time around -- and Whiplash is nowhere to be found? I'm so confused. There's even space there where they removed Johansson's fiery fart! And yet... nothing. Guess whose people are likely calling Marvel today?