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Iron Man 2 on Blu-ray and DVD Sept 28th July 26th, 2010

Pre-order Blu-ray at Ama­zon Pre-order DVD at Amazon

The offi­cial announcement:

The bil­lion­aire Super Hero in the iron suit is back in Mar­vel Stu­dios’ and Para­mount Pic­tures’ thrilling sen­sa­tion IRON MAN 2, debut­ing on Blu-ray, DVD, and dig­i­tal down­load Sep­tem­ber 28, 2010. Packed with fan­tas­tic bat­tles, stun­ning visual effects and an all-star cast, the new block­buster adven­ture will be avail­able to own as a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with dig­i­tal copy, as a lim­ited edi­tion two-disc DVD with dig­i­tal copy, or as a sin­gle disc DVD. In this highly-anticipated sequel, Robert Downey Jr. (Sher­lock Holmes, Tropic Thun­der) reprises his role as Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, in a thrill-a-minute story filled with explo­sive action, new suits and pow­er­ful new vil­lains. The phe­nom­e­nal cast includes Gwyneth Pal­trow (Iron Man), Don Chea­dle (Oceans series), Scar­lett Johans­son (He’s Just Not That Into You) as the seduc­tive Black Widow, Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) as the venge­ful Whiplash, as well as Sam Rock­well (Charlie’s Angels) and Samuel L. Jack­son (The Other Guys).

To date, with over $300 mil­lion at the domes­tic box office, IRON MAN 2 has delighted audi­ences with its com­bi­na­tion of high-intensity action, intel­li­gence and humor. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack comes fully loaded with immer­sive and inter­ac­tive bonus mate­ri­als includ­ing an in-depth, feature-length doc­u­men­tary of the mak­ing of the film, reveal­ing fea­turettes about Nick Fury, Black Widow and War Machine, a look inside the cre­ation of Stark Expo, deleted scenes and an exclu­sive peek inside the Mar­vel Super Hero Uni­verse through the S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault.

IRON MAN 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

The Iron Man 2 Blu-ray is pre­sented in 1080p high def­i­n­i­tion with Eng­lish 5.1 DTS-HD Mas­ter Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Dig­i­tal, Span­ish 5.1 Dolby Dig­i­tal and Brazil­ian Por­tuguese 5.1 Dolby Dig­i­tal and Eng­lish, Eng­lish SDH, French, Span­ish and Brazil­ian Por­tuguese sub­ti­tles. The DVD is pre­sented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Dig­i­tal Eng­lish 5.1 Sur­round, French 5.1 Sur­round and Span­ish 5.1 Sur­round and Eng­lish, French and Span­ish sub­ti­tles. The disc break­down is as follows:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray):

* Fea­ture film with optional com­men­tary by Jon Favreau (HD)
* S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault (HD)— Extend your knowl­edge of the Mar­vel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse with high-level clear­ance into S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s dig­i­tal data vault. Inter­act with select scenes from the movie that include new lay­ers of graph­ics and insider infor­ma­tion. View case files, dossiers, S.H.I.E.L.D. train­ing films, tech details and more.
* Pre­vi­su­al­iza­tion and Ani­mat­ics (HD)

Disc 2 (Blu-ray):

* Ulti­mate Iron Man: The Mak­ing of Iron Man 2 (HD)
o Rebuild­ing the Suit—An all-encompassing look at the begin­ning stages of this mam­moth block­buster.
o A Return to Action—From Mar­vel Stu­dios to the streets of Monaco, Jon Favreau takes view­ers through the tri­als and tri­umphs of con­tin­u­ing Iron Man’s story.
o Expand­ing the Universe—From the amaz­ing sets of Stark Expo to Tony Stark’s home and beyond, the Mar­vel Uni­verse con­tin­ues to unfold into new and excit­ing places.
o Build­ing a Legacy—From film­ing to edit­ing, scor­ing and visual effects, Favreau and his team face the chal­lenges of bring­ing the sequel to the big screen.
* Fea­turettes (HD)
o Cre­at­ing Stark Expo—A look at how the sets and computer-generated ele­ments com­bine to cre­ate the mas­sive set piece.
o Prac­ti­cal Meets Digital—How the “prac­ti­cal” props inform the “dig­i­tal” work that ulti­mately brings our hero to life on screen.
o Illus­trated Ori­gin: Nick Fury—A com­pre­hen­sive jour­ney into cre­at­ing one of the most mys­te­ri­ous and influ­en­tial heroes in the Mar­vel Uni­verse.
o Illus­trated Ori­gin: Black Widow—An excit­ing look at the new femme fatale intro­duced in Iron Man 2.
o Illus­trated Ori­gin: War Machine—A look at the intro­duc­tion of the char­ac­ter and how his friend­ship with Tony Stark res­onates with fans.
o Work­ing with DJ AM—Jon Favreau remem­bers work­ing with Adam Gold­stein.
* Deleted Scenes with optional com­men­tary by Jon Favreau (HD)
o Alter­nate Open­ing
o Coul­son at the Sen­ate
o The Sub-Orbital Jet
o Tony’s Work­shop (extended)
o Natalie Wears the Gaunt­let
o Fly­ing Party Girl
o Mark II Secu­rity
o Ele­ment Redis­cov­ered (extended)
* Con­cept Art Gallery
* The­atri­cal Trail­ers (HD)
* Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill”

Disc 3 (DVD):

* Fea­ture Film
* Dig­i­tal Copy


The Iron Man 2 DVD is pre­sented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Dig­i­tal Eng­lish 5.1 Sur­round, French 5.1 Sur­round and Span­ish 5.1 Sur­round and Eng­lish, French and Span­ish sub­ti­tles. The disc break­down is as follows:

Disc 1:

* Fea­ture film with optional com­men­tary by Jon Favreau

Disc 2:

* Deleted Scenes with optional com­men­tary by Jon Favreau
o Alter­nate Open­ing
o Coul­son at the Sen­ate
o Natalie Wears the Gaunt­let
o Ele­ment Redis­cov­ered (extended)
* Fea­turettes
o Cre­at­ing Stark Expo
o Prac­ti­cal Meets Dig­i­tal
* Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill“
* Dig­i­tal Copy

The single-disc DVD includes the fea­ture film with com­men­tary by Jon Favreau.

Jon Favreau will not be directing The Avengers October 16th, 2009

From the bumpy golf buggy, Jon Favreau shared some Avengers infor­ma­tion with MTV. First up, he will not be direct­ing The Avengers movie. Sec­ondly, Ed Nor­ton will not have a cameo appear­ance in Iron Man 2.

“We want to rein­force a lot of the stuff we started to tip off,” Favreau told MTV News. “‘The Avengers’ is a much larger con­cern for Mar­vel and Kevin Feige, who runs Mar­vel. They’re going to be doing ‘Thor’ and ‘Cap­tain Amer­ica,’ and the way we might start to tease those things in this movie, some of it is stuff that we’ve dis­cussed [and] some of the stuff you do last-minute as you fig­ure out how that stuff is com­ing together.”

“It’s an evolv­ing, amor­phous thing,” he explained. “If we decide and com­mit too early, the secret always gets out.”

“They’ll have to [find a dif­fer­ent direc­tor], because I’m not going to be avail­able,” he explained. “It’s some­thing I’m being the exec­u­tive pro­ducer on, so I’ll def­i­nitely have input and a say.”

“It’s going to be hard, because I was so involved in cre­at­ing the world of Iron Man and Iron Man is very much a tech-based hero, and then with ‘Avengers’ you’re going to be intro­duc­ing some super­nat­ural aspects because of Thor,” he con­tin­ued. “How you mix the two of those works very well in the comic books, but it’s going to take a lot of thought­ful­ness to make that all work and not blow the real­ity that we’ve created.”

“That’s why it’s good that you have the guys from Mar­vel like Kevin Feige, who knows the books well and has been involved with the mak­ing of all the movies, and he’ll be very involved with ‘Thor’ and ‘Cap,’” said Favreau. “You need some­body who has the per­spec­tive of all the dif­fer­ent fran­chises to bring them together. I have the myopic vision of just know­ing and lov­ing Iron Man.“

This opens up the ques­tion, who should direct the Avengers movie?

ET’s Iron Man 2 video preview, parts 1 and 2 September 27th, 2009

This ET set visit, unlike pre­vi­ous ones, comes chock full of tasty behind the scenes moments. Whiplash attack­ing a Rolls Royce as Pep­per tries to escape, shots of Natalie (Black Widow/Scarlett Johans­son) in leop­ard skin try­ing on the Iron Man armor, explo­sive For­mula 1 scenes, the love tri­an­gle and plenty more.

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ET running Iron Man 2 on set feature September 23rd, 2009

Enter­tain­ment Tonight are run­ning an Iron Man 2 fea­turette this Thurs­day, you can catch a quick pre­view below. Be warned, it’s filled with quickly zoom­ing in and out cam­eras and quotes such as, “A set so big we sent two reporters”. Scar­lett Johans­son also, “kicks some seri­ous seri­ous ass”.

Iron Man 2 première tickets in eBay charity auction September 18th, 2009

Bid­ding to meet Scar­lett Johans­son at the pre­mière of Iron Man 2 has started, in sup­port of Oxfam Amer­ica. At the time of writ­ing they are going for $3,500 with 11 bids.

More Oxfam auc­tions are also up for grabs, includ­ing lim­ited edi­tion Scar­lett Johans­son vinyl and signed photos.

A: You are bid­ding on tick­ets for two (2 seats) to the U.S. pre­mière of IRON MAN 2, the oppor­tu­nity for you and your guest to meet Scar­lett Johans­son, and a com­pli­men­tary hair & makeup/grooming ses­sion at Christophe Salon (for 1 per­son). Please note: All travel, hotel, and any local trans­porta­tion arrange­ments are the respon­si­bil­ity of the win­ner and are not included in this auction.

A: The pre­mière is cur­rently sched­uled for May 2010 in Los Ange­les. Early arrival at the pre­mière is rec­om­mended. The date and loca­tion are sub­ject to change, but the win­ner will be given an oppor­tu­nity to attend the changed date/location should that occur. The seller will not reim­burse any travel costs incurred due to a changed date/location.

Iron Man 2 footage description from Comic Con, War Machine seen July 28th, 2009

Jon Favreau pre­miered the first Iron Man 2 footage at this years Comic Con. Many descrip­tions have appeared online, I’ve included two in-depth descrip­tions in the full post and sum­ma­rized below.

- The footage opens in the giant donut and a con­ver­sa­tion between Tony Stark and Nick Fury — Stark doesn’t want to join the team.
– It then cuts to a court­room scene that sees the gov­ern­ment attempt­ing to strip Stark of his Iron Man suit
– Rhodey enters to tes­tify against Stark.
– Whiplash is out to get Tony as revenge for the Stark fam­i­lies’ atroc­i­ties, explained by a voiceover whilst Rourke con­structs a suit of his own.
– There’s a quick shot of Black Widow in action and then Whiplash flick­ing his two great electro-whips.
– Justin Ham­mer (Sam Rock­well) is now seen, talk­ing about Iron Man suit mod­i­fi­ca­tions “fire­power” — retro­fitting guns and armor. Rhodey says he’ll take it.
– Then there’s a quick shot of the com­plete War Machine suit.

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First look at Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow July 16th, 2009

We’ve seen Tony Stark and Whiplash in Iron Man 2, now’s our first look at the next major new char­ac­ter, the Black Widow (also known as the Russ­ian spy Natasha Romanoff), played by Scar­lett Johans­son. These shots come cour­te­ous of EW and Leroy.

Plot details

The arti­cle also offers up some very inter­est­ing plot details.

As we already know, Sam Rock­well is play­ing the weapons man­u­fac­turer Justin Ham­mer, “who fan­cies him­self the next Tony Stark”. Rourke plays the new vil­lain Whiplash, aka Russ­ian crim­i­nal Vanko — Vanko cre­ates his first suit whilst impris­oned, his final suit fires “dev­as­tat­ing, whip-like beams.”

Whiplash and Ham­mer join forces to take on Iron Man. Mean­while Natasha Romanoff is hired as Stark’s assis­tant (to replace Pep­per Potts, now CEO of Stark Indus­tries). This ulti­mately leads to roman­tic tensions.

Rourke also reveals that his char­ac­ter enjoys talk­ing to a cock­a­too whilst drunk.

  • Sources
  • EW

Olivia Munn cast in Iron Man 2 June 24th, 2009

Attack of the show co-host Olivia Munn made it known, via Twit­ter, that she would have a role in Iron Man 2 — though couldn’t legally dis­cuss it yet. On Twit­ter she sug­gested her role was big­ger than a one minute appear­ance, watch “Big Stan” for details.

@awalker2334 thx! im excited. @jonfavreau is awe­some! http://​www​.vari​ety​.com/​a​rti…

@tr1gun it is def­i­nitely a big­ger role than “big stan”.. :)

Before jok­ing,

@JammedHands haha.. yes, spoiler. I am play­ing the role of War Machine in Iron Man 2. Ter­rance Howard, Don Chea­dle and now Olivia Munn! ha!

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