Robert Downey Jr. in new Black Ops II TV spot

Iron Man actor featured in new television ad directed by Sherlock Holmes captain Guy Ritchie for Treyarch's upcoming Call of Duty.

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Iron Man meets Call of Duty in a new live-action advertisement for Treyarch's Black Ops II. Activision released a new sixty-second spot for the game today titled "Surprise" (below), which was directed by Guy Ritchie and features Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man, U.S. Marshals).

The advertisement will debut on network television tonight during Monday Night Football in the United States and across the world during "high-profile" European football matches. It also features French actor Omar Sy, as well as the Internet-famous FPSRussia and iJustine.

Ritchie has directed a number of films, including 2000's Snatch and 2009's Sherlock Holmes. Additionally, Ritchie is not the only Hollywood figure Activision has sought the help of for its newest Call of Duty game. The Black Ops II title track was composed by Academy Award-winning musician Trent Reznor.

Further, Ritchie is not the first Hollywood director to helm a trailer for one of this fall's big-name games. Fight Club and The Social Network director David Fincher led production on Halo 4's launch trailer.

Black Ops II is due out across the world November 13 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. PlayStation Vita game Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is due out also on that date, with a Wii U version following as a launch title for Nintendo's new console on November 18.

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GeneralTrouble
GeneralTrouble

They have an Iron Man Perk now (9secs)??

Talk about overkill perks.

Serpentes420
Serpentes420

Wow instead of spending all sorts of money on advertising, why don't they do something revolutionary for the series and make a single player campaign longer than 5 hours

halogem
halogem

Did you guys all miss the part where GTA 5 is coming out early next year and ur wasting ur time with this shit?!   :/

The majority of new games suck shlong, Ive been playing more old games in the last 3 years than anything new, Do yourself and the industry a favour, pick up something old, cheap and 1000 better than this shite, you will not be disappoint!

fillup0
fillup0

The message at the end makes it seem like a commercial to make people join the military, which is kind of scary when you consider how CoD has contributed to a raise in new people joining the military.

Dudeinator
Dudeinator

I think they're focusing too much on trying to make CoD look like a game that "cool kids play" than actually making a good game to play.

 

I used to be a big fan of CoD back when it first came out in 2003, but I just hate how they've handled this franchise. 

 

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

also whats the point in showing vehicles in the CMs when u cant use them? "oh cool looking tank", "its just for display not for sale"

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

so we gonna get an iron man movie every year now or something?

bmart970
bmart970

Worst. Commercial. Ever. I'm not even kidding, it's awful.

mike468
mike468

Didn't the commercial for MW3 have Jonah Hill and Sam Worthington?

 

Nice to see the host of PSRUSSIA as well.

lithus
lithus

As long as there are no tubes (hardcore), no vests and no sit rep pro...they could have carrot top flying a blimp filled with asian clowns for all i care.  lets not have another MW3...

Bawniey
Bawniey

So many nobodies in this...only recognized like 2 people.

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

Best gaming trailer I've seen in a long time.

CreMax90
CreMax90

You got to admit the commercial was really creative and funny.

nintendians
nintendians

yep, there's a soldier in all of us.

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

Heh, yeah. That was cool.

xxxxTRISTAMxxxx
xxxxTRISTAMxxxx

What a crappy commerical....this makes me NOT want to buy COD!

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

The last 5 seconds are all I care about "Zombies? Groovy!"

AsianSalvation
AsianSalvation

this is the best commercial i have ever seen in my life! i love cod <3

ChillingSky
ChillingSky

Can't wait for BO2, fuck the haters, like COD players give a shit if you like it or not lol

deathblow3
deathblow3

love the commercial but not getting the game. heck to be honest i love all the cod ads, but that because they put more effort in the ads than the games.

AUSTZoRrO
AUSTZoRrO

Lets spend millions on advertising and hope that everyone enjoys our game...

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

Blah blah blah. Another celebrity endorsement for Black Ops. People aren't still influenced by this shit are they?

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

What people mean by FPS Russia, I don´t get it ?

namdar
namdar

I didnt buy mw3 or black ops... I think I will buy this one

Thumbler76
Thumbler76

 @halogem GTA V won't be available for pc, so they can put it up their...

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

 @fillup0 the funny thing is youre right. They see this and they want to be in the fight. A dumb, unwise, immature "friend" of mine got into the army a few years ago. My father was also in the army and tried to give him as much advice he could, but he didnt listen. He failed Ranger school. Went AWOL after a deployment to Iraq, got kicked out of the army for being such an ass and now hes living in my cousin's grandma's house whom he lives off of. Oh by the way, Hes 19, has two kids, no job...and he'd rather spend money on 120 dollar jeans and the ne Call of Duty....then on formula or diapers for his newborn. POS...anyay sorry for that little rant. My point is you are right, it DOES seem that the military is attracting anyone they can get in there with this type of stuff.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

 @bmart970

 I dont know. EA did pretty bad when they got whats his face's i got 99 probs but a b aint one in the BF3 CM

lithus
lithus

 @bmart970

 The fat comic book guy from the Simpsons would say the same thing...you see where im going with this?

lithus
lithus

 @Bawniey

 is there like a prerequisit in game commercials having a certain amount of celebrities for you?  Whats the acceptable number here?  You just like to winge don't ya? ;)

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

 @singhellotaku

 what makes Black Cops zombies so great anyways? there only like a million other zombie killers out there.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

You sir are the kinda people we love to troll <3

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

 @HAZCHEM88

 People still go apeshit when celebs endorse candidates for elected positions.

Serpentes420
Serpentes420

 @namdar Don't throw your money away on some serialized piece of CoD crap.

nintendians
nintendians

 @Someguy1212 hope he doesn't get emp'ed or etc.

 

i don't battlefield, the story mode is kind of easier than call of duty's.

ChillingSky
ChillingSky

 @Someguy1212

 and guess what, I still couldnt give a flying fuck <3 Do what you like, troll away! I laugh at trolls, I makes me feel awesome when people that troll get all insulted and feel the need to reply <3 <3 <3

ChillingSky
ChillingSky

 @bmart970

 

I insult haters all the time, scum of the gaming world (or any online forum really), nothing good to say, just sad pathetic individuals with no life who hate on things to make their pathetic existance seem worth while. If you offended by what I said then guess what, I couldn't give a fuck and I am pleased you are offended :)

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

 @xDeadMarchx Agree. He doesn´t look russian at all. His accent is forced and not natural. His gestures are not russian rather than american kid´s ones. Besides he lives in America.

Maybe his grand parents were Russians, and now he pretends to be Russian too.

lithus
lithus

 @jhonMalcovich

he's a fraud.  He's not even Russian.... just an American kid with a lucky weapons connection. You telling me you bought his phony accent?  tool