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New Iron Man 2 photos: Black Widow, Tony Stark, Cheadle, Rockwell July 22nd, 2009

What with Comic-con and all there’s a lot of Iron Man 2 news float­ing about; we’ve got new offi­cially released pic­tures of Scar­lett Johans­son as the Black Widow, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Don Chea­dle as Rhodey and Sam Rock­well as Justin Hammer.

Iron Man 2 video game trailer hits July 22nd, 2009

The first trailer for the offi­cial Iron Man 2 video game has turned up, although don’t expect to see any movie footage or plot arc secrets; the video game is based upon a wholly dif­fer­ent storyline.

This brand-new tale takes gamers deeper into the world of Iron Man, adding to the excite­ment of the upcom­ing Mar­vel Stu­dios film. Iron Man 2 offers fans a chance to play against epic ene­mies not found in the film of the same name, such as the unfor­get­table Crim­son Dynamo. In the game’s orig­i­nal story, Tony Stark has gifted the world with new tech­nol­ogy in order to make it a bet­ter place. His phil­an­thropic nature isn’t enough to keep evil at bay, how­ever, as Iron Man’s ene­mies have crafted their own devi­ous designs based on the tech­nol­ogy. Ulti­mately, Iron Man will face epic bat­tles against huge ene­mies, as the fate of the world is left in his pow­er­ful hands.

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

Tony Stark’s Grand Prix car spotted July 3rd, 2009

Via Jon Favreau’s twit­ter feed and “Road & Track”, we’ve got a pic­ture of Tony Stark’s Grand prix racer. This will form part of the Monaco action scene, which pre­sum­ably also fea­tures Whiplash (Mickey Rourke). We’ve pre­vi­ously seen set pic­tures from Downey Stu­dios, Cal­i­for­nia, which show a replica Monaco race­track being built. Astute fans have also noticed the shape of the Mon­cao GP track on Tony Stark’s com­puter screen in the first offi­cially released Iron Man 2 image.

RT @ironmanarmory: @Jon_Favreau I see Road & Track has pics up of Stark’s GP racer. http://​bit​.ly/​S​a​3Qh

Iron Man 2 teaser poster June 24th, 2009

There’s really noth­ing much to this new Iron Man poster, but here goes:

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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Joe Quesada on Thor and Iron Man 2 June 19th, 2009

Chief Mar­vel edi­tor, Joe Que­sada, has answered some more ques­tion on the reg­u­lar Cup ‘O Joe col­umn, this time per­tain­ing to Thor and Iron Man 2.

On Thor

Que­sada talks with great pas­sion about Branagh and Kevin Feige’s cre­ative part­ner­ship, and the delight it was to watch them explore the Thor ideas and mythol­ogy. His approach to the Thor fran­chise is Shake­spearean, explain­ing emo­tions between char­ac­ters in each scene, their moti­va­tion and how it relates to the movie’s plot.

Char­ac­ter devel­op­ment looks like it shall play a sig­nif­i­cant part in the Thor adap­ta­tion, Que­sada describes this qual­ity as “quin­tes­sen­tial” in cre­at­ing a Mar­vel movie. There are capes and big ham­mers, but, “It’s about what makes char­ac­ters tick”. And Que­sada adds, “there’s rea­sons and moti­va­tions for him to hit peo­ple with his ham­mer… hard!”

When it comes to mar­ket­ing Thor, it’s all about rais­ing aware­ness before the movie’s release. Sim­i­lar to the Iron Man approach, Thor’s char­ac­ter shall be intro­duced to kids through ani­ma­tion, in par­tic­u­lar in “Super Hero Squad” and “Avengers Animated”.

On Iron Man 2

Que­sada describes Favreau as intense and cere­bral, and is again happy to relay the director’s under­stand­ing and pas­sion for the Tony Stark char­ac­ter, “Why put on the suit?”. Favreau’s approach is about hav­ing the world’s most pow­er­ful weapon and mak­ing the story big­ger, all the while keep­ing it “stream­lined” and ulti­mately main­tain­ing that much needed rel­e­vance at the per­sonal level.

First image of Mickey Rourke as Whiplash! June 10th, 2009

Here’s Mickey Rourke in full Whiplash cos­tume. Click the image for a high res version.

Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) sports a power pack on his chest that looks sim­i­lar to the one that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) uses.

“The tech­nolo­gies are def­i­nitely related,” says direc­tor Jon Favreau. “That’s part of the core theme of the film.”

The villain’s alter ego, Ivan Vanko, is a Russ­ian who “has con­structed his own ver­sion of a suit,” Favreau says. Among the cre­ative inno­va­tions: a pair of whips, pow­ered by the suit’s glow­ing chest piece, that are expected to keep Iron Man cracking.

This first image of the char­ac­ter shows Whiplash mak­ing an appear­ance at the Monaco His­toric Grand Prix. Favreau as usual is tight-lipped about plot points and declines to dis­cuss whether the big-screen Whiplash is, as in the Mar­vel Comics, a weapons designer who works for Justin Ham­mer (Sam Rock­well), a com­peti­tor of Tony Stark/Iron Man.

“We like to play into and against the expec­ta­tions that peo­ple might have, so we mixed it up a bit,” Favreau says.

Rourke’s per­for­mances in Sin City and The Wrestler helped con­vince the direc­tor that the actor was the best can­di­date to face Downey in his sequel to last spring’s block­buster that grossed $318.4 million.

“It was very impor­tant that the vil­lain be as com­pelling as can be. … Once I thought of Mickey in that role, it made me under­stand how to shape the story.”

(Thanks Leroy!)

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