Booze News: Hammered Heroes

>> Tuesday, May 6, 2008

"Give me a scotch. I'm starving." -- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008)

It appears that the summer of the hammered hero is upon us. First, with The Forbidden Kingdom Jackie Chan played a variation on the type of drunken master that trained him back in the days of, well, Drunken Master.

Now, Robert Downey Jr. stars as the scotch-lovin' millionaire playboy Tony Stark in the incredibly entertaining Iron Man.

Then later this month, everyone's favorite hard-drinking heroine, Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), returns in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Of course, we'll have to wait until July for what looks to be the most supremely soused superhero, Hancock (Will Smith flying unsteadily through the air with a bottle of whiskey in hand).

Ron Perlman has even stated that Hellboy hits the bottle in the upcoming sequel.

Below is a list of release dates for summer flicks that may be of interest for lovers of booze movies.

Currently in theaters: The Forbidden Kingdom, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Iron Man

May 22: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

July 2: Hancock

July 4: Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

July 11: Hellboy II: The Golden Army

2 comments:

tom o May 6, 2008 at 6:33 PM  

i hope to god lucas and spielberg keep marion drinking in this movie.

garv May 6, 2008 at 10:41 PM  

I agree wholeheartedly. In my RAIDERS review, I said Marion may be the perfect woman. I hope the writer of INDY IV kept her in the mold of Howard Hawksian tough talking, hard drinkin' gals.

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