Friday, March 09, 2007

Jeff Bridges is Obidiah Stane in Iron Man

Before I considered that Bridges was going to play Sal a mentor character from the current Iron Man run. I had considered that he would be Obidiah Stane a character from the '80s, a corporate enemy of Tony Stark whom wrested control of Stark International from Tony when he was an alcho and donned The Iron Monger battlesuit to combat Iron Man- but I dismissed that due to Stane being bald and it's not as if Jeff Jesus-hair Bridges was going to shave his head now was it?

How wrong I was...

In Fav's film, a newly smooth-headed and somewhat thinner Jeff Bridges will be Stane. The character will at least start out as a mentor of Stark's but I'd assume would turn to greed, deception and ruthlessness at some point.

Elsewhere in the world of Iron Man, Terrence Howard has been talking recently about USAF Lieutenant Colonel James "Rhody" Rhodes and how excited he's been with the movie's prep work. Apparently he gets to "land on aircraft carriers, do simulated battles and go up in the F-15s in Las Vegas for a month to train with these guys." Already he's waiting for a sequel so he can don the War Machine armour ( a black and silver version of the Iron Man armour with rockets and shoulder-mounted miniguns that Rhody wears in the comic book) "That's what I'm looking for, [but] depending on the success of the first one, War Machine [won't be in until] the second one," Howard said. "[It's cool] because when I create my own War Machine stuff, I put some extra artillery on there." Glad to know he's enthusiastic.

On Sunday Fav informed us* that that things are moving forward at a brisk pace. The sets are all being built, the locations are locked, and the cast is, for the most part, set. "We've had a week of rehearsals, and I'm currently working with the writers to tailor the material accordingly. I am going up to visit ILM and the Ranch. I've never been and am as stoked as any of you can imagine. I love my job. Stan Winston Studios has been unveiling suits for us. Once again, they have exceeded our expectations. Those of you who follow my career know that I am very skeptical about the overuse of CGI. I am happy to report that the film will be a healthy mix of both computer-generated and practical effects. My goal is to make the two integrate in a way that they usually do not."

Filming on Iron Man is on schedule for this month.


*The Colonel is a member of an elite online community that receives info directly from Jon Fraveau

4 comments:

PF said...

Man, your obsesssed with IRON MAN the movie, How many posts have you written on it already? Its not even made yet!!!!
Your setting yourself up for a massive fall on this very site when it turns out to be as crap as The Fantastic Four!

yours sincerly
Mr Having A Bad Day

P.S. Why possessed them to make a second Fantastic Four movie?

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

I hope you enjoy your few days off PF. I'll explain what's so great about Iron Man in a future post as there'll be many more.

The production values of Iron Man are miles in excess of the Fantastic Four. Think more along the lines of Spider-Man as opposed to the FF.
Iron Man already has 4 Oscar-worthy actors who won't be partaking in the kiddie humour that was apparently in the Fantastic Four, but I don't know as I've not yet watched that film yet.

"Why possessed them to make a second Fantastic Four movie?" - Money. Even without my 9 Euros the film apparently did well.

Civilian Overseer said...

"4 Oscar-worthy actors", yes each a graduate from the school of has been.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

No!! True Has Been's are people whom you have to wonder what they're doing now and are surprised to learn they're actually working. Howard and Downey (when he's not in prison) do several major productions a year and are sought after actors on top of their game.

A better example of a Has Been is Eric Estrada or Lee Majors. William Shatner and The Hoff were has been's for quite some time but are enjoying more popularity now than they dis in the 80's! Some Has Beens crawl out of their hole briefly like Richard Hatch but will enevitably fall back again.