For all the Iron Man 2 promotion going on, there’s been hardly any mention of Sam Rockwell as evil tycoon Justin Hammer. Well, that changes right now with this 40-second clip of Hammer talking to Stark at a bar. Really, I’m only showing this to you in case you’d forgotten that Rockwell was in the movie, which didn’t seem impossible. And because I love the look of despair, boredom and childish petulance RJD’s Stark keeps on his face during Hammer’s entire conversation. Magnificent. (Via /Film)
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