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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 »

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly features a cover photo of Iron Man (RD Jr.), Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) and our first look at the Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson). In the article that accompanies the imagery inside the pages of EW, there's quotes from Downey about how his character is getting more fleshed out while not losing his humor, like for example being given a pet cockatoo "who I talk to and get drunk with as I make my suit," said the actor.

The decision to recast the role of Rhodey is also addressed by Marvel Studios chairman Kevin Feige and Don Cheadle. "We address it head on in the movie in one exchange," explains Cheadle. "We're not trying to fool people."

Also, there's some illumination as to how Black Widow is being introduced into the Iron Man movie universe. In the film she's the new assistant for Stark since Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow's character) has been promoted to CEO of Stark Industries. While there will be romantic tension generated by the triangle, it won't be too crude that kids can't come see the film. "We're horny," joked Downey. "Not, like, can't-bring-your-kids horny, but just...horny."

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Here's another photo, this one solo, of Black Widow that appeared in that new EW ish.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Collider has published details from an insider about a cameo from Marvel Comics' writer Stan Lee in the second Iron Man movie. As you may recall, Lee made one of his many quick appearances in a Marvel movie in the first Iron Man where he played a guy that Tony Stark recognized as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. The non-spoiler news is that once again Lee will be playing someone famous that Stark meets during the course of Iron Man II, but if you want to know the specifics you'll have to hit Collider.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Earlier today Jon Favreau sent out a camera photo of the Iron Man 2 set, which you can see to the right. If you're hoping to see a spoiler shot of the War Machine armor suit, guess again: it's a green screen. But it's not just any green screen.

ComicBookMovie.com has a set of three photos sent in by a scooper who happened by the southern California outdoor green screen set and it's massive.

- Jon Favreau, ComicBookMovie.com. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Attack of the Show co-host Olivia Munn has revealed via her Twitter feed that she has a small role in Iron Man II. While she won't say what her character will be seen doing in the sequel Munn did say that her role is bigger in Big Stan.

- Olivia Munn via Twitter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The first look at Mickey Rourke as Whiplash has been published by USA Today. Included with the photo were some comments from Jon Favreau about what Whiplash's suit is capable of, it's similarity to Iron Man's and what differences may or may not exist between the comic book Whiplash and the movie counterpart. For instance, notice that Whiplash has a power unit on his chest similar to Tony Stark's? "The technologies are definitely related, and that's part of the core theme of the film," Favreau tells the paper.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A scooper for AICN snapped this photo at the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, at Marvel's booth.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A scooper for Ain't It Cool News that's attending the Licensing International Expo taking place right now in Las Vegas took a photo at the Marvel booth showing logos for four of their upcoming superhero films, one of which was for Paramount's Iron Man 2 movie. While the logo shouldn't be taken as the final logo that you might see on the movie's poster, right now it's an idea as to what direction Marvel is heading in terms of marketing.

- Ain't It Cool News. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Friday, May 29, 2009

"I'm having the time of my life!" Mickey Rourke told Empire magazine about his latest job playing an Iron Man supervillain. "It's been really brutal, because my Iron Man suit weighs 23lb. It's sort of a half-suit, with half my skin showing, with lots of Russian tattoos, because [Whiplash is just] out of a Russian-zone prison."

Also talking to the magazine was director Jon Favreau about the character arc that Robert Downey Jr. is facing in the sequel. "[Tony Stark is] expected to be a role model and I don't think he's ready to be one. He's under a great deal of pressure and when you're under pressure, I think you find outlets for that," Favreau said. "That's one of the tensions of the film: it's one thing to say you're Iron Man, and another thing to actually become Iron Man."

And Favs also confirms that we're getting to see James Rhodes in his War Machine armor. "Rhodesy is definitely stepping up in this film. Let me put it this way: Tony's not the only person with technology in the film."

- Empire. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

They're halfway through filming now.

- We know because Jon Favreau told us so. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

An enlisted Edwards AFB airman's article about the Iron Man II filming has been published on the Air Force's Print News Today site. In addition to letting Air Force personnel know that the superhero sequel shot at the base the article also has quotes from director Jon Favreau, producer Denis Stewart and Colonel William Thornton, 412th Test Wing commander at the base.

"I really love the hospitality we've gotten here," Favreau said in the piece. "I'm grateful they've let us shoot here and when I saw the assets they've let us shoot and how cooperative they've been it makes me satisfied because they enjoyed the experience last time and they feel we've depicted them fairly."

About 60 members of the base were used for the scenes and some will be seen in the film. Two photos accompany the story showing Robert Downey Jr. and Favreau meeting with the base's commanders.

 

- Air Force Print News Today. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, May 18, 2009

What may or may not be concept artwork for Mickey Rourke decked out in his Whiplash power armor has been posted at Latino Review. The artwork came into the site via an anonymous scoop and so the Latino crew make it clear that they don't know if the artwork is legit or fake. Take a look for yourself.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau updated his Twitter account late this evening and confirmed he was filming scenes at Edwards AFB. "Leaving Edwards Air Force Base. Heading back to LA to finish out the week. My awesome crew worked their butts off. We got some great stuff," Favreau wrote via Twitter.

So what was being filmed at Edwards on day three of the Iron Man 2 shoot? According to our anonymous source lots of stuff but the production was doing their best to try and make sure not a lot of secret story information got out. Still, our person on the inside did catch one story nugget and it gives a little bit more to go on with Sam Rockwell's rival billionaire character Justin Hammer. Minor spoilers ahead:

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- A big thank you to our anonymous pal on duty, you rock! Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Second day, second report about the Edwards AFB shoot:

"Not much to add to yesterday's filming. Don Cheadle and Sam Rockwell are on set. I was wrong about RDJ and Gwyneth being on set today. They're coming in tomorrow."

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Monday, May 11, 2009

We've received a report about Iron Man 2 shooting at Edwards Airforce Base:

"Filming began today. RDJ and Gwyneth were not here though. Not sure if anyone else was. They're supposed to be here tomorrow. Filmed near the base operations building using a bunch of T-38s, a couple of Global Hawks, a B-52, a C-17, a C-130 and a B-2, all sitting on the ground."

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