Summer movie heroes
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"Iron Man"( Zade Rosenthal / Marvel )
By Jevon Phillips, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Archaeologists, pandas, fashionistas ... oh my! From a guy decked out in a super shiny suit of armor to a squabbling pair of FBI agents, this summer's big box office offerings are full of heroes. Warriors, bumbling spys and rickety robots are also on the schedule for a seasonal session that could bring in a record haul.
Here are some of the films that could save the day this summer:
Film: "Iron Man" (May 2)
Hero: Iron Man
Powers: Technologically advanced suit of armor
Movie: Iron Man was never one of the out-front characters for Marvel Comics, though he's been integral lately. Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of the billionaire playboy-turned-superhero has drawn great reviews from fans. Add Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard to the mix, and this could be a blockbuster.