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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 »

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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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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

JFXOnline has scored a set video from the first day of filming! Now you can rest reassured that Tony Stark won't have some radical change of wardrobe in the sequel.


In addition to the video SpoilerTV has photos showing Downey smoking a stogie, Paltrow arriving in a car and Don Cheadle in his military duds as Rhodey. There's even a photo of Robert carrying around some kind of Iron Man branded lunch kit or cigar box, we're not sure. All we know is that we want one too.


-, SpoilerTV. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, April 6, 2009

Today is the first day of filming on Iron Man 2, and naturally director Jon Favreau is keeping his fans updated as to what's going on via his Twitter account. Favs has already dumped two pics on Twitpic, one showing a sign asking visitors to the set to not have cameras with them unless authorized by a representative from Marvel Studios, and the second is of Favreau's chair from which he calls the shots.

We have also moved Iron Man 2 from the pre-production phase to in production.

- Jon Favreau. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Friday, April 3, 2009

Entertainment Tonight has a video interview with Robert Downey Jr. on their site where the actor talks about his thoughts on filling Tony Stark's business suit and power armor for a second go-around.

"The [sequel] film is almost entirely about character, and yet we still have twice as much action as we did last time, so it's going to be nuts," Downey told the outlet. "Essentially Iron Man 2 is about looking behind the armor, or the armature, of a superhero. It's one thing to say you're Iron Man, it's another thing to be fully ready to do that."

On how his physical look that he made for the recently filmed Sherlock Holmes is affecting the way he looks in Iron Man 2: "I'm on Beefcake Charlie status...I've got to not be the skinny Brit anymore. I have to be the Tony that you know and may have loved."

On Scarlett Johansson's rumored diet: "We've been rehearsing and she's in insane shape. She's getting lean and mean."

Iron Man 2's first day of filming is scheduled for next Monday.

- Entertainment Tonight. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, March 26, 2009

If you're not following Jon Favreau on Twitter then you're missing out on all of his little micro-updates about how prep for IM2 is coming along. Case in point, today's Fav twit in which he reveals that today was a rehearsal day for Sam Rockwell (he included a picture as proof.) Yesterday was a run-through with RD Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

- Jon Favreau. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, March 16, 2009

Jon Favreau hits Twitter late tonight and says this to his peeps: "Rehearsals began today on Iron Man 2. Three weeks from shooting and my life is no longer my own. I forgot how overwhelming this process is."

- via Twitter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Friday, March 13, 2009

Now we have a rough idea when filming will start on Iron Man 2 thanks to one of its stars. In her latest newsletter published today to readers of her website, Gwyneth Paltrow talks about how she met Jon Favreau while making Dorothy Parker and the Vicious Circle 15 years ago. "He then went on to write and star in Swingers and become an incredible filmmaker," writes the actress. "We reconnected when he asked me to be in Iron Man. Jon is not only a confident filmmaker, he is deeply calm and funny. I can't wait to start Iron Man 2 in two weeks and hang out with him every day." So two weeks it is.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Variety's story confirms Deadline Hollywood Daily's exclusive that Mickey Rourke is in Iron Man 2 but they add a small bit of their own to the dogpile. Rourke is playing Whiplash who Variety describes is a fusion of two villains from the comic book, Crimson Dynamo and the original Whiplash.

The mag also reveals an interesting anecdote: during a roundtable interview that Newsweek conducted with several actors nominated for Oscars, Robert Downey Jr. "reached across the table and flat out asked Rourke to do Iron Man 2."

- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (2)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that Mickey Rourke has signed on to star in Iron Man 2. Rourke is in Russia to promote The Wrestler and it's said that he will start researching his part, that of a Russian villain, immediately while he's in the country.

- Deadline Hollywood. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Now Deadline Hollywood is breaking that the deal for Scarlett Johannson has been closed and she will play the Black Widow in the film. However, the site's inside source also adds that the paycheck for Johannson is "as bad as any deal that I've heard. It's low ball money. And it ties her to countless movies, including that ensemble The Avengers, which is what makes this brutal for a lot of actors."

No official casting announcement for Mickey Rourke or Johannson has come out of Marvel Studios yet.

- Deadline Hollywood. Comment on this Scoop (1)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Helmer Jon Favreau sent out a Twitter message this afternoon with a link to a photo of interest to everyone following his production: it's a snap of Tony Stark's pad under construction. Seen in the photo with Favs is the movie's director of photography, Matthew Libatique.

- Jon Favreau. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Samuel L. Jackson has signed a deal that will see him play Nick Fury in nine more Marvel movies. While no definite plans were revealed at the time for Jackson to star in Iron Man 2, it's virtually assumed that he will now appear in the sequel. [Full story]

- Variety, The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's being reported by The Playlist (who claim that they saw it first on E!'s rec carpet coverage of the Oscars) that Emily Blunt is now out of the running to play the Black Widow. The story goes that one of that site's readers was watching when Jon Favreau appeared with a E! microphone in front of him. The question got asked and Favs allegedly said that Blunt was no longer a possibility for the Widow because 20th Century Fox had exercised their option that she signed when she worked for the studio on The Devil Wears Prada, meaning in short that Fox was calling in their chit and wanted Blunt to star opposite Jack Black on Gulliver's Travels. That film is scheduled to roll this spring/summer and would definitely conflict with the Iron Man 2 shoot. Favreau went on to (allegedly) say that he was "disappointed," and that Mickey Rourke wasn't cast but that he was a "fan".

- The Playlist via E!. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, February 23, 2009

Coming Attractions has been scooped six casting descriptions of minor roles in Iron Man 2. The production is looking for:

  • a "hot brunette" between the ages of 25 to 28, described as Caucasian, beautiful, sexy and authoritative.
  • a French waiter. The actor should have a Monaco accent and be a male in their 30s.
  • a male, unnamed character in their 40s to 50s, described as Caucasian, handsom, intelligent and dynamic.
  • Mongolian gangsters. Various parts, various ages.
  • Russian guards. Must speak Russian, various ages.
  • Various technicians. Must look smart and capable, all ethnicities, in their 20s.

Our insider scoop syncs up with a report published by Spoiler TV.

The production wants to have these roles filled by April 2009, which gives you some kind of idea that filming will begin shortly after that time. Mongolian gangsters? Does that mean we're getting to see more hints that the Mandarin lurks in the shadows?

- Our deep cover agent working in SHIELD. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

While attending this year's Domenico Vacca fashion show in NYC, New York magazine's Vulture columnist asked Mickey Rourke what the current sit-rep was for him with Iron Man 2. "Right now, we're not doing Iron Man 2," the actor said.

To our ears it sounded like Rourke was saying that there's no deal in place yet, not that there won't ever be a deal.

- New York magazine via IESB. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Saturday, February 14, 2009

According to this itty-bitty publication called Entertainment Weekly, Scarlett Johansson is now in talks to play Black Widow. While the Mrs. Ryan Reynolds is under consideration to play the redhaired Russian femme fatale Marvel is also approaching other actresses about the part. All this comes about because Emily Blunt, who was circled to play the Widow, has a scheduling conflict with her job for Gulliver's Travels. That film is slated to begin filming on April 15 and while Marvel/Paramount both don't have a locked down date for the start of Iron Man 2's shoot, it's believed that it would fall sometime around the later part of spring or start of summer -- and right when Blunt is still needed to work on Gulliver's Travels.

- Entertainment Weekly. Comment on this Scoop (0)


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