Note: That is not the actual bird featured in the film
By now I'm sure you've all seen the new Iron Man 2 images of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. But did you actually read the article? If you did, you would've found some more plot detail and the following quote from Mickey Rourke: "I told Favreau, 'I don't want to just play him as a one-dimensional p----. He let me have a cockatoo, who I talk to and get drunk with while I'm making my suit." Wait, a cockatoo? That he gets drunk with and talks to?
Folks, we've been together for a long time now -- and I'd like to consider us veterans when it comes to analyzing upcoming superhero movies. Is there any possible way a drunken Russian-accented Mickey Rourke chatting up a cockatoo can work? Granted, we know nothing and we've seen practically nothing of this film yet ... but am I the only one who cringes a little when I read that quote? Like, is this really the first info you want to tell us about the sequel?
Speaking of, here's that plot detail (from EW): "On one side is Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a fast-talking weapons manufacturer who fancies himself the next Tony Stark; on the other, Vanko, who, while incarcerated in a Russian prison, creates his own battle-suit, which shoots devastating, whip-like beams. Hammer and Whiplash join forces to take down Downey's character, Tony Stark." "...Adding more flesh and blood to the new movie, Scarlett Johansson joined the cast as Stark's mysterious new assistant, Natasha, who has an alter ego of her own, Black Widow. That introduction inevitably sparks romantic tension between Stark and former assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), who's been promoted to CEO of Stark Industries." Read the rest at EW.
Thoughts on Rourke and his new drinking buddie?