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What You Need to Know About ‘Iron Man 2’

 

 2008’s Iron Man proved audiences will turn out for superheroes who aren’t named Batman, Spider-Man or Superman. Iron Man did so well in theaters that greenlighting a sequel was a no-brainer. With Robert Downey Jr back as Iron Man and Jon Favreau back as director, Iron Man 2 promises big action and big effects within a character-driven storyline.

Opening Date: May 7, 2010

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language.

Review: Iron Man 2 earns 4 out of 5 stars

1. Photo Galleries

Iron Man 2 poster© Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures isn’t shy about sharing photos and posters from their big summer of 2010 release:

   

2. ‘Iron Man 2’ Videos

Iron Man 2 photo of Scarlett Johansson© Paramount Pictures
You can get a real feel for the tone of the second Iron Man movie by taking a look at the various trailers Paramount’s using to promote the film:

3. ‘Iron Man 2’ Filming News and Budget Info

Iron Man 2 photo of Robert Downey Jr© Paramount Pictures
Production on Iron Man 2 took place from April through mid-July 2009. The film was shot throughout California (including in Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, and at Edwards Air Force Base), Monaco, and New Mexico.
Iron Man 2 has an estimated budget of $200 million and hits theaters on May 7, 2010. The original Iron Man had a budget of $140 million, opened to $102 over the May 2-4, 2008 weekend, and wound up generating over $570 million worldwide before exiting theaters.

4. Inside ‘Iron Man 2’

Iron Man 2 photo of Mickey Rourke© Paramount Pictures
Iron Man 2 Fast Facts:

  • Terrence Howard was not invited back to reprise his role as Jim ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes. Instead, Don Cheadle was hired to take over the role and got to become War Machine in the second Iron Manfilm, something Howard had been looking forward to doing. (For Howard’s take on events, check out this April 2009 interview:Terrence Howard on Iron Man 2)
  • Mickey Rourke joined the cast as Whiplash, Scarlett Johansson plays Black Widow, and Sam Rockwell is Justin Hammer. The complete cast list: Iron Man 2 Credits
  • Iron Man is based on the Marvel Comics, and the character first appeared in 1963’s Tales of Suspense.

5. Behind the Scenes of ‘Iron Man 2’ with the Cast and Director

Iron Man 2 photo of Robert Downey Jr and Don Cheadle© Paramount Pictures
Robert Downey Jr, director Jon Favreau and the cast love talking about working on the Iron Man series. Check out these interviews which prove they know their Iron Man stuff:

  • Robert Downey Jr Interview – Robert Downey Jr on Iron Man 2 and how Tony Stark has changed since the first movie.
  • Scarlett Johansson Interview – Iron Man newcomer tells what it was like joining the guys for this comic book-inspired adaptation.
  • Director Jon Favreau Interview – Go behind the scenes with the man responsible for making audiences cheer for Iron Man.
  • Anya Monzikova Interview – Monzikova doesn’t have a huge role inIron Man 2, but she is part of a crucial scene and she did get to help Favreau and Johansson with the Russian accent.
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May 14, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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