First Iron Man 2 Poster Online

He & War Machine have each other's backs

Here's an Advent treat for you that's far better than any square of chocolate with a sprig of holly on it: it's the first poster for Iron Man 2, showing Tony Stark's metallic alter-ego and also the suited-up Rhodesy at his back.

Ol' Shellhead and his buddy, er, Younger Shellhead - aka Iron Man and War Machine - are almost certain to butt heads in this film, as Rhodes (Don Cheadle) gets his hands on some of Stark's Iron Man technology and used it to make another super-suited superhero. Still, this poster suggests cooperation in a hostile environment rather than "I'm turning my back because I'm not talking to you any more" sulking, so we suspect there'll be team ups ahead.

Yahoo Iron Man 2 Poster
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The film's out on May 7 in the US, and surely around the same time in the UK, with Jon Favreau once again directing and Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson also starring.

Empire Iron Man 2 Cover
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For the full poster, head on over to Yahoo, or for lots more from the set of Iron Man 2, including lots of exclusive pictures, check out the new issue of Empire.