This Friday, billionaire inventor Tony Stark is back in theaters with double the villains and 5x the hotties. Tune in to ReelzChannel TV all week for special episodes featuring Iron Man 2 cast interviews, clips from the movie, and intriguing looks at the actors in roles they had before the comic-book blockbuster.
In addition to daily coverage on Hollywood Dailies, we've got special episodes of Hollywood's Top Ten, Secret's Out, and ReelzChannel Spotlight. Get more details on Iron Man 2 Week >> Posted 05.04.10 by reelz
The red carpet premiere of Paramount and Marvel Studios' highly-anticipated sequel to Iron Man was held in Los Angeles on Monday and the stars turned out looking their best. To coincide with the premiere, Paramount has released a series of video interviews with several of the cast members, including title star Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and newcomers Scarlett Johansson and Don Cheadle. see what the stars said about the sequel >> Posted 04.28.10 by BrentJS
Director Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2 opens in less than a week and anticipation is running high for the sequel. To help satiate eager fans and peak the interest of other moviegoers, Paramount and Marvel Studios have released three new clips containing never-before-seen footage, as well as a new action-packed TV spot. See all four videos >> Posted 04.24.10 by BrentJS
Marvel Comics recently declared the month preceding the release of Iron Man 2 "Iron Man Month," with plans to feature "Shellhead" throughout April. Not to be left out, Marvel Studios has recently released two new posters and two new high-quality still images from the movie. Also, the two "Men of Iron" themselves, Don Cheadle, who plays Jim "War Machine" Rhodes, and Robert Downey Jr., who plays Tony "Iron Man" Stark, and director Jon Favreau have also been making the rounds in support of the movie, offering up details about the plot and the relationships between the characters. More Iron Man 2 Galore >> Posted 04.15.10 by BrentJS
Entertainment Tonight has just released online an exclusive video from the set of Iron Man 2 that includes nearly a minute of never-before-seen footage from the movie. The video focuses on the simmering-under-the-surface relationship between Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his professional assistant and confidante, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and includes interview snippets with Downey, Jr., Paltrow and director Jon Favreau. See more "Pepper and Tony" >> Posted 04.13.10 by BrentJS
Though not quite as strong a showing as the previous week's deluge of new Iron Man 2 promotional materials, this past week also saw a number of tantalizing releases. In addition to two new stills, a Chinese TV spot has been discovered that includes never-before-seen footage, and the viral campaign continues with a new web-site and videos. Director Jon Favreau also offered up an explanation for that soon-to-be-famous scene of Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) lounging inside a giant donut. see the new Iron Man 2 clips >> Posted 04.12.10 by BrentJS
Capping off a week that is already virtually bursting with new promotional materials for director Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2, Paramount and Marvel Studios have released, viaApple, a new clip from the movie that's nearly two-minutes long. Seemingly tied to the launch of the new viral web-site, the new clip features Tony Stark's (played by Robert Downey Jr.) arrival at the Stark Expo as Iron Man, following him from his exit from a transport plane to center stage where, surrounded by the dancing "Ironettes," he utters the soon-to-be-famous line, "Oh, it's good to be back." See the trailer >> Posted 04.03.10 by BrentJS
Actor Mickey Rourke has been one of the least vocal promoters of director Jon Favreau's sequel to Iron Man. Whether it's because he is still unsure of himself after his long hiatus from the limelight or just busy with other projects is unclear, but his Iron Man 2 interviews can be counted on one hand. Even in the series of ET visits to the set of Iron Man 2, Rourke is the only one who doesn't speak in the clip in which he is featured.
Somehow, Total Film magazine managed to get Rourke to break his silence on the subject of the movie and his role as Ivan Vanko, aka Whiplash, in an interview for its May issue. Rourke said that part of what attracted him to star in Iron Man 2 was the brilliant casting of the first movie.
I normally don't really care for that type of film but I saw the first one and they very much took a chance by having someone like Robert Downey Jr.—who's not your conventional action hero—play the role. I thought that was pretty bold and it paid off because Robert brought a quirky, unpredictable sense of humor to it. He didn't make it stereotypical like Spider-Man, like Batman and all that sh*t.
Rourke added that working with a director who is also an actor was another big draw for him.
It's always interesting when you get an actor who's directing. That made it even more intriguing for me. I told Favreau that I didn't want to play a one-dimensional bad guy. So if I could bring a certain level of humility to the guy and a sense of humor, maybe even a few sympathetic moments, instead of being one-dimensional bad motherf***er. 'Cos that would have bored the sh*t out of me. Favreau … though it over and said, "Yes, we could make that work."
An actor truly dedicated to his craft, Rourke secretly travelled to Russia to visit an authentic Russian prison and meet with inmates to gain as much insight as possible for his role.
I was playing a Russian scientist who's been incarcerated for many years so I wanted to go over and see the facilities in Russia and the Russian criminal society. The inmates were fine and one guy came to my hotel after getting out after 12 years. He showed me these tattoos… They tattoo cats on their fingers or necks and the smaller the kitty-cat the more powerful the prisoner. Favreau didn't know I was there but after he went to bat for me I wanted to bring as much backstory as I could to the table.
Rourke said that the finality of his character's story arc will preclude him from appearing in any of the other Marvel Studios movies. But, then again, maybe not.
Well, the only thing I can tell you is that they had decided to kill me and we did film it with Gwyneth Paltrow. And then they came to New Mexico and re-shot it and now it's left up in the air...
Iron Man 2 also stars Don Cheadle as War Machine, Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow. Posted 03.19.10 by BrentJS
Entertainment Tonight got an exclusive Iron Man 2 set visit and revealed a few sneak peeks into the anticipated sequel. The video contains interviews with Robert Downey Jr.,Gwenyth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau about the em>Iron Man love triangle, the fitness regimes of the cast, and, most importantly, a few seconds of Mickey Rourke as strong>Whiplash using his whips to destroy a car on the Monaco Grand Prix. The scene is from the initial meeting between Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, and Whiplash, explained Downey Jr.:
Tony Stark has come to Monaco, supposedly to observe the race, butthen, as it happens, he is racing in it. This is where he meets hisnemesis, and this big kind of action sequence unfolds on the track. This is probably about my favorite thing in the world to doprofessionally because you get the free adrenaline rush and it's allsafe.
Watch the complete video below: Posted 09.25.09 by Ryan
Entertainment Weekly's coverage of Iron Man 2 did more than just show Scarlett Johansson in her Black Widow costume. It also revealed a few spoilers about the upcoming sequel. WARNING: If you'd like your Iron Man 2 viewing to remain unspoiled, time to stop reading.
Most superhero movie sequels are given the "double villain" treatment and Iron Man 2 is no different. However, this time villains Mickey Rourke as Whiplash and Sam Rockwell as weapons-manufacturing rival Justin Hammer won't be working alone. They'll be joined in their fight against Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) by ... a cockatoo? Rourke explains the need for his new right-hand, er, shoulder, man.
I told [director Jon] Favreau, "I don't want to just play him as a one-dimensional p----." He let me have a cockatoo, who I talk to and get drunk with while I'm making my suit.
Johansson's Black Widow will be complicating matters, specifically for Stark's former assistant, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). "The men want it to be, like, 'Ooh, the girls are fighting over Tony,' but it's not as standard as that," explains Paltrow. Downey Jr. agrees that there's a "a weird male catfight fantasy" to contend with between the two women, but this is the Iron Man franchise, as Downey is quick to point out.
We're horny. Not, like, can't-bring-your-kids horny, but just ... horny.
The replacement of Terrence Howard's Colonel Rhodes with Don Cheadle will also be addressed "in one exchange," says Cheadle. "We're not trying to fool people."
Considering the pressure put on a sequel whose predecessor was as successful as Iron Man, there are likely plenty more surprises in store. No one is more aware of that, however, than Downey Jr.
There are a lot more invisible eyes on us now. People are going to be more critical. That's their prerogative.... In a way, there's no way to win, except to win. Big. Posted 07.17.09 by Ryan