>> 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