By: Elisabeth Rappe
See Tony Stark. See Stark's suit. See Stark lounge around, looking cool, with nary a care in the world. The first shot of Robert Downey Jr. decked out in (half) the Iron Man 2 suit comes not by way of Jon Favreau's Twitter, by way of People Magazine.
Downey Jr. is really looking more and more like the Stark of the comics -- I can't put my finger on what it is except that he looks older. It hasn't been that long since he shot Iron Man, but here it looks like he's got some new lines to the face. Fighting War Mongerer will do that to even the most eternally young of faces, I guess.
It's so geeky to say so, my childish heart of hearts just leaps at a photo like this. Iron Man was definitely an amazing way to kick off last summer, and it helps erase the pain of this year's superhero film to know that Iron Man 2 is in the wings.
Now come on, Favreau! Give us a photo of Scarlett Johannson or Mickey Rourke in costume! We have a long way to go, and we need something to make the long, long months even more unbearable.