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'Iron Man' Honest Trailer: "B-List Superhero" Played by "a Half-Forgotten Actor"

Iron Man (Paramount/Marvel Studios)
<p> In a giant victory for Marvel and partner Paramount, <em>Iron Man</em> far exceeded expectations in grossing $585.2 million worldwide. The pic safely established a new superhero franchise, grossing $318.2 million in North America and $266.8 million. <em>Iron Man 3</em> hits theaters in May 2013</p>   |   Paramount/Marvel Studios
From Marvel Studios "comes a film based off the equivalent of leftover scrap metal."

The movie that launched a cinematic universe finally is getting its own honest trailer.

"From the company that went bankrupt in the '90s and sold off the rights to its most popular characters comes a film based off the equivalent of leftover scrap metal," the epic-voiced narrator says of Iron Man.

The trailer goes on to demonstrate the ways Marvel repeated the tricks of Iron Man in its future films — including taking a "B-list superhero," adding an "unknown or half-forgotten actor" and "[setting] up an Avengers movie."

The Honest Trailers team already has mocked Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3.

The trailer comes just in time for Comic-Con, which will offer a Screen Junkies panel featuring the team behind Honest Trailers this Friday from 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. in room 5AB.

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