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
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
It's still unclear whether Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow will be friend or foe in Iron Man 2, though director Jon Favreau has said that the upcoming sequel won't suffer from "villainitis" and that her character is used to add tension to Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr.'s relationship. There may be more to Johansson's role than just creating a romantic triangle, however. Favreau revealed to The LA Times that Johannson's intentions in Iron Man 2 could be dubious. Read what Favreau said about Johansson >> Posted 04.17.10 by Ryan
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
It's been a great week for those eager to see Iron Man 2. Seemingly planned to coincide with today's opening of San Francisco's comic book extravaganza, WonderCon, Paramount and Marvel Studios have been releasing new promotional materials for director Jon Favreau's sequel to Iron Man all week long.
First up, a new U.S. theatrical poster for the movie, released on Monday. Unfortunately, this poster is just a modified version of the international poster released last week, minus the menacing central figure of Whiplash (played by Mickey Rourke). What else was released? Posted 04.02.10 by BrentJS
Hot on the heels (or, more appropriately, the boot jets) of the debut of the second trailer for director Jon Favreau's sequel to Iron Man, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios have released several new pieces of artwork for Iron Man 2. The new artwork includes three new standees that should be making their way into theaters soon, if they haven't already. The standees include solo images of both Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his partner-in-heroics, War Machine (Don Cheadle), as well as a "jam piece" showcasing both characters.
Also, a new, high-quality still image has been released and it's becoming something of a controversy in internet fan forums and chat groups. The image shows Tony Stark in his Mark III Iron Man armor in conversation with another armored person. Many entertainment sites have labeled the character Stark is talking to as War Machine, but the shiny metal, riveted chest plate and blue eye-socket glow clearly indicates that it is the Mark II iron man armor, the first suit of armor that Stark made after gaining his freedom in the first movie.
Some have suggested that it is an early version of the War Machine armor, while others have suggested that it is actually Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) or even Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) wearing the Mark II armor. Another theory has it that it is actress Olivia Munn portraying the Iron Maiden character she is rumored to be playing. Of course, it could just be an empty suit of armor, but all of the speculation and debate is a clear sign that fans are eager for the release of the movie.
Iron Man 2 also stars Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Mickey Rourke as Whiplash and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Posted 03.11.10 by BrentJS
The second trailer for director Jon Favreau's highly anticipated sequel to Iron Man made its official debut on Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscar show and then quickly proliferated online, leaving many a comic book movie fan speechless.
The action-packed trailer shows more of the superheroes Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) and War Machine (Don Cheadle) in action than any previously released footage. It also features Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) "briefcase armor" for the first time (a huge nod to the fans of the Marvel comic book series) and extended footage from Whiplash's (Mickey Rourke) Monaco racetrack fight with Iron Man, as well as introduces his connection to the nefarious Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell).
Accompanied by the pulse-pounding music of AC/DC and closing with an all-out battle against dozens of Iron Monger suits of armor, this Iron Man 2 trailer is, in a word, "awesome." But, of course, click "play" and judge for yourself. Posted 03.08.10 by BrentJS
Director Jon Favreau did not shoot Iron Man 2 in 3-D, but it was rumored that the movie might still be released in the format after it was revealed that a one-minute segment of the picture was converted into 3-D as a test. Now, the 3-D-centric site Market Saw is reporting that the sequel to Iron Man will not be released in 3D after all.
Got some rather bad news for S3D fans out there. I have it from a very good source (one very much in the know) that Iron Man 2 will NOT be made in stereoscopic 3-D.
Iron Man 2 stars Robert Downey Jr., Sam Rockwell, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, and Scarlett Johansson. Posted 12.22.09 by BrentJS
After a glut of news about director Jon Favreau's much-anticipated sequel to Iron Man over the summer, things died down considerably. But with the winter holiday movie season fast approaching, the Iron Man 2 marketing machine is back in full swing.
Favreau teased the news that a trailer for Iron Man 2 may appear before Sherlock Holmes by retweeting a question from a fan on his Twitter account. Both actor Robert Downey, Jr., who reprises the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Scarlett Johansson, appearing for the first time as Natasha Romanof/Black Widow, have promoted the film in recent interviews. And, this month's Empire magazine is running an Iron Man 2 cover story, complete with new stills.
Now, a new teaser poster has debuted featuring Iron Man and War Machine back-to-back in a dramatic composition. For the uninitiated, the War Machine armor is a slightly more robust version of the Iron Man armor and was also made by Stark. However, War Machine is operated by Stark's close friend James "Rhodey" Rhodes, played by Terrence Howard in the first film and by Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2. Posted 12.01.09 by BrentJS
The stars seem to have aligned for actor Ryan Reynolds and actress Scarlett Johansson. The Hollywood power couple recently celebrated their one-year anniversary and they are both preparing to star as superheroes in three big-budget genre films: Reynolds in Deadpool and Green Lantern; Johansson in Iron Man 2.
Only days ago, Reynolds called 2009 the "most unbelievable year" of his life. In the November/December issue of WebMD magazine, Johansson said that landing the role of the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 was "a total dream come true."
I was such a fan of the first movie. It's just super action packed, and I'm so geeked about about it. Jon Favreau, the director, is also super geeked out about it, so we're in it together.
Though Johansson previously starred in The Island, another visual effects–driven action movie, she said that performing in front of green screens while suspended in wire rigging was a learning experience for her.
It was a whole new world for me, but I built a lot of strength, that's for sure. Working on the wires and being suspended in the air, you throw one wrong kick or punch and, yeah, you're out of whack. But once you're working with the stunt crew and they're going through the craziest stuff, you feel bad about complaining that your knee has been blue for three months. The guys doing the stunts in those Iron Man suits, they can't move in it and can't take it off. I'd say, "Have you peed today?" and they're like, "No, we can't move, we can't take it off, we can't drink water."
When not acting or promoting her new album, Break Up, Johansson uses her fame to help raise awareness of various charities she supports, including Oxfam, (RED) and USA Harvest.
If you already have the spotlight shining on you, it's great to direct that towards a cause you believe in and that you can stand behind. It's nice to be a voice for people who don't have a voice. Posted 12.01.09 by BrentJS