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'Iron Man 2''s big personalities

Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mickey Rourke play characters who will keep Tony Stark’s hands full

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With two identities of his own, Tony Stark is a big personality. Iron Man 2 features several more.

PEPPER POTTS
Gwyneth Paltrow

Tony Stark’s right-hand woman works overtime keeping her billionaire playboy boss in line.

JIM RHODES
Don Cheadle

Torn between his loyalties to Tony and to the military, Rhodey butts heads — and metal suits — with Stark.

IVAN VANKO
Mickey Rourke

A brilliant but brutal Russian inventor, Vanko makes his own battle suit, with deadly laser-like whips.

NATALIE RUSHMAN
Scarlett Johansson

Stark’s new assistant has a secret identity of her own as the covert spy Black Widow.

JUSTIN HAMMER
Sam Rockwell

A fast-talking weapons manufacturer, Hammer joins forces with Vanko to battle Iron Man.

NICK FURY
Samuel L. Jackson

The leader of the elite and super-secret espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. would like to bring Stark into the fold.