'Iron Man 2' International Poster Offers Dark Vision Of Tony Stark

Iron Man 2We already saw the first official "Iron Man 2" poster arrive online this week with a shot of War Machine, and now another poster from the much-anticipated blockbuster has hit the 'Net. This time around, it's an international teaser poster for "Iron Man 2" that offers a darker take on Robert Downey Jr. and his billionaire industrialist, Tony Stark.

The new poster makes its debut at Empire, and Stark certainly doesn't look happy in the shot. The new image features Downey Jr. in the Iron Man armor sans helmet, with slightly bowed head and eyes staring at the camera. The only light in the shot comes from the armor's uni-beam in the center of his chest (though I think it's called a "repulsor transmitter" in the film).

So now the question becomes, what could Stark be so unhappy about?

From what we know of the film thus far, Stark is likely to face a host of problems in the film — among them, Mickey Rourke as former Russian inmate Ivan Vanko (a.k.a. Whiplash) and Sam Rockwell as rival industrialist Justin Hammer. The addition of Scarlett Johansson as Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. The Black Widow) to the cast is still somewhat of a wildcard, as the character has been both hero and villain in the Marvel universe at different points in her history.

Of course, there's also the question of what role War Machine will play in the film. Actor Don Cheadle, who plays a "significant" role as James "Rhodey" Rhodes in the "Iron Man" sequel, previously told MTV News that conflict between War Machine and Iron Man will be a central theme in "Iron Man 2."

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