There’s another new Iron Man clip, and yes, it still looks awesome, and Robert Downey Jr. is still terrific. So what I’m most excited about in this clip is hearing proof that Jarvis?Tony Stark’s butler and later butler to the Avengers?is indeed in the movie. And yes, I’m kind of mortified that that’s what excited me most.
In related news, regular and handsome TR reader Joshua Glenn sent me this link to his exhaustively researched article on the weird history between Iron Man the character and “Iron Man” the Black Sabbath song. Check it out!
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.