As commented on by Jon Favreau in his twitter,
Online press visiting the set today to speak with Robert and me.
AICN and SHH were two of these. They’ve been asked to hold back their reports until Comic-con, when I’m sure we’ll get some big announcements. In the mean time they have provided some preview reports which I have included below:
Yesterday’s trip to the set of IRON MAN 2 at Marvel Studios’ headquarters in Manhattan Beach was definitely more filet than Bernsen.
How much more? I’m not at liberty to say. Yet. Paramount and Marvel have asked that we hold our full set visit report until closer to Comic Con. And since I’d like to be invited to the sets of THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE AVENGERS, etc., I’ve decided it’s worth my while to play ball.
They have, however, given us clearance to post a brief preview piece in which I whip you up into a frenzy by telling you that the sets are elaborate and ultra-sleek (they’re using as many as five soundstages on the Raleigh Studios lot), the creative team is in a groove, and, as far as I can tell, everyone is extremely pleased with what they’re getting thus far. This was apparent from the way Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Matthew Libatique and others tweaked and tweaked this one really cool, fairly lengthy take — in which Tony Stark [redacted] — until it was utter, fluid perfection.
Most of the stuff we saw yesterday was set in Stark’s workshop, which has been modified to include some nifty new gizmos (this includes the floor, oddly enough). There were also a few tantalizing clues left strewn about just to get us worked up over what/who might or might not be appearing in the sequel. We were also given an unplanned peek at something stashed away on another soundstage — and I’m not sure they’re going to let us write about this in our official write-up next month. Not that my meager words could do it justice.
SHH’s Ryan Rotten
Is Favreau falling into the trap of adding too many elements to his once proven winning equation? That’s just one question Superhero Hype! had in mind when we ventured down to Manhattan Beach where we found Favreau and company back on the soundstage and in Tony Stark’s lab for a set visit. While there, we toured the remodeled lab, caught a few glimpses of some very interesting–and revealing–props and drooled over the new Iron Man suit. We also got a chance to speak with Favreau, Downey Jr. and Marvel’s Kevin Feige (the producer) about Stark’s latest adventure and the challenges he faces.
We’d love to tell you more, however, we have to remain tight-lipped for now. Simply know Favreau is piecing together what sounds like a layered, larger sequel that’s steering Stark in the right emotional direction with a few surprises in store for the fans. Look for a full set report next month! In the meantime, “keep the skies clear,” more Iron Man is on the way.