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Iron Man 2
Release Date: May 7, 2010 (North America)
Genres: Action, Comic Book, Sequel MPAA Rating: PG-13
Production Phase: Released
Studio: Paramount Pictures Production Company: Marvel Studios
Who's In It: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Don Cheadle (Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Mickey Rourke (Ivan Vanko/Whiplash), Sam Rockwell (Justin Hammer)
Who's Making It: Jon Favreau (Director), Justin Theroux (Screenwriter), Kevin Feige (Producer), Jon Favreau (Executive Producer), Stan Lee (Executive Producer)
Premise: Six months after his outing as a superhero, billionaire Tony Stark wrestles with the government over their hard line stance to release the Iron Man technology to them while also sectely fighting for his life against... More »
Official Website: ironmanmovie.marvel.com/
What We Think: The first Iron Man rocked hard. But with a rushed two-year schedule to get the sequel from the concept stage to screeen, will Favreau and company have the necessary time they need to deliver maximum... More »
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Paramount has dropped the first trailer for Iron Man 2 and it delivers the goods. Stay the duration and you'll see why:
Watch the trailer in high definition on Apple.
- Paramount Pictures. Comment on this Scoop (3)
Friday, December 11, 2009
A second teaser poster has been released showing us Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, the movie's main villain.- Apple. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The international teaser poster for Iron Man 2 debuted today on Empire and spread like a virus across the internet. Naturally, we got sick.- Empire. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, November 30, 2009
Here's the first teaser poster for Iron Man 2 which just hit the net courtesy of Yahoo. And goodness gracious me, the poster gives us our first look at what we can expect from War Machine.- Yahoo. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Entertainment Tonight aired behind-the-scenes footage from Iron Man 2 yesterday on its program. The segment features interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson talking about how they prepared physically for their roles.
Downey talked about what was happening in the film during the racing car scenes. "Tony Stark has come to Monaco, supposedly to observe the race, but then, as it happens, he is racing in it. This is where he meets his nemesis, and this big kind of action sequence unfolds on the track," the actor explained. "This is probably about my favorite thing in the world to do professionally because you get the free adrenaline rush and it's all safe."
- Entertainment Tonight. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The story that Ain't It Cool News is reporting today is that Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures and Marvel's new owners at Disney are thinking very long and hard about converting Iron Man 2 into a digital 3-D format. AICN's Harry Knowles states that his source is "very solid" and that a one minute demo of IM2 footage in 3-D exists right now so the execs can drool over it and tell them that it's a sound investment to convert the film to the third dimension.- Ain't It Cool News. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Friday, August 21, 2009
A new photo showing Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer popped up at Fantasy.fr first along with conceptual artwork showing Whiplash's costume. It's interesting to note the different look between this early idea of Whiplash's look versus the final design seen in the photo showing Mickey Rourke at the race track.- Fantasy.fr. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, August 17, 2009
Upcoming Film Scores reports that John Debney will write the score for Iron Man 2. Debney worked with the director before as an orchestra conductor on John Favreau's first two films, Elf and Zathura. Throughout his career Debney has composed the scores for over one hundred feature films and dozens more television shows. Ramin Djawadi composed the score for the first Iron Man.- Upcoming Film Scores. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
When IGN visited the set Tony Stark's lab for Iron Man 2 they saw things that most people wouldn't notice. Thankfully the IGN reporter's comic book radar detection was in the on position and they caught the following details scattered about Tony's lab:
- a computer screen showing a diagram of Captain America's shield.
- boxes marked "Project Pegasus", the same name of the secret superhero facility seen in the pages of Marvel comic books.
- the Mark II Iron Man armor was noticably absent from its display case.
IGN also has its description of a scene showing the Stark Expo, a World's Fair-like event that Tony's father held in 1973 and how it plays an important part of Iron Man 2's storyline.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
Yesterday at the 2009 Comic-Con Iron Man 2 panel director Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell came to say hello to 6,000 screaming fans. Many outlets that attended the standing-room only event say that what transpired in that room was among the highlights of this year's con. The biggest event was the surprise unveil of a sizzle reel of selected scenes from the upcoming sequel that brought the house down. In all the reel was shown three times and received a standing ovation from the crowd.
The Iron Man 2 footage contained the public's first look at the War Machine armor, the modified Iron Man Mark II suit that James Rhodes will wear at some point in the film. In the scene previewed at the con, Rhodes (played by Cheadle) is shown a selection of weapons by Justin Hammer (Rockwell). After Rockwell asks him which one he wants, Rhodey replies, "All of them." The next image seen is of the War Machine armor in operation, blasting away with all of its weaponry.
Other scenes in the reel included a look at Mickey Rourke's Whiplash in attack mode, his electric tendrils cascading deadly energy at a downed Tony Stark at the race track; Rhodes taking the stand at senate hearings concerning the Iron Man armor; Downey's Stark defending the position that he should be the sole owner of the Iron Man technology and Garry Shandling's senator getting angry at Stark refusing to concede his position; and SHIELD commander Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) asking the armored Tony Stark to please get out of the donut sign affixed to the top of a donut shop.
As per Comic-Con policy no material from the movie can be recorded but video of the panel has gone up on YouTube such as this three-part collection uploaded by BucketReviews:
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
In a new article hyping Iron Man II and the start of the San Diego Comic Convention 2009 there's some quotes from the film's stars as well as a little -- and we mean just a little -- bit of detail about a scene that will feature Mickey Rourke's Whiplash character. In the portion of the article we're talking about Rourke is filming a scene at the Los Angeles river basin where Whiplash is yelling "Until you've lost everything," to someone. Read the article here.
And look, a couple of new photos too! We've added them to our Iron Man II gallery.- USA Today. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
A new photo of Johansson's Black Widow, in her dayjob as Tony Stark's new personal assistant, has gone up over at Yahoo Movies.- Yahoo Movies. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, July 20, 2009
It's a wrap on filming for Iron Man II! Principal photography has finished and the movie is moving into its post-production phase. As director Jon Favreau prepares to hype up what will be a huge crowd of fans coming to see him at the Iron Man II panel taking place on Saturday this week at Comic-Con International 2009, Entertainment Weekly has published another new image showing Tony Stark in his racing car duds.- Jon Favreau, Entertainment Weekly. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con issue (which features that cover image of the Iron Man II characters) also has our first looks at the characters of James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). The images inside the magazine have been scanned in by a Slashfilm reader and went up first at their site.- Entertainment Weekly. Comment on this Scoop (0)