Saturday, May 02, 2009

Iron Man 2 - The Hype Begins

While we're gearing up for Star Trek this week and how great that will be; I'm always mindful of the future. This time next year we'll be less than one week away from the release of Iron Man 2 and Marvel [and I] are starting the hype machine right now! Marvel's superheroes have had an awesome track record in regards to sequels to their movies. X-Men 2 and Spider-Man 2 were better then their impressive originals, the rebooted Incredible Hulk was a classic; Hell I'll even include Rise Of The Silver Surfer and this year's Punisher: War Zone. I doubt Iron Man 2 will be any different in that regard, based on Iron Man being the greatest Marvel superhero movie of all time - then come next year it'll be bested by it's own sequel!

The first publicity picture has been released by Marvel and we see good ol' Tony Stark himself in his Armour Room - basically where he keeps all his different Iron Man suits. In the world of comic-books Stark has amassed about 36 models, but I'm guessing in movie continuity we'll see a half-dozen at a guess, [more only to sell action figures].

As for story references, you won't find me me talking about or publishing any, because I don't want to know. What I will say is that in reference to Stark's alcoholism, Robert Downey Jr. told MTV “We’re going for the interim space" between Iron Man's origin and the famous “Demon In A Bottle” storyline "which is more a look behind the mask of someone who says he’s Iron Man and what it really is to become a superhero.”

As of now, the only confirmed villains in Iron Man 2 are Mickey Rourke as Whiplash and Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer. So where is the Mandarin? I'm betting that we won't see him until Iron Man 3. Gwyneth Paltrow, Clark Gregg and Samuel L. Jackson reprise their roles, Don Cheadle as mentioned earlier, replaces Tererence Howard as Rhodey and Scarlett Johansson is The Black Widow. Jon Favreau is directing from a screenplay by Justin Theroux.

Sources: ESBI, MTV, Marvel, AICN

14 comments:

Civilian Overseer said...

Urgo from Stargate fame, Aka Dom Deluise just passed. Nooooo!!!!

Constance said...

I hate it when I learn more from the Colonel's news outlets than from ABC news!

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, finally some recognition for what we do here at the Dept. of Civilian Oversight.

Constance said...

Thank you, Civvy, for all you do. I can't believe it's been so long since he updated this thing!

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, The Colonel went MIA after the Commander in Chief ended the War on terror.

Bruce Russell said...
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Bruce Russell said...

I'm stunned the Colonel has yet to weigh-in on a certain indie art picture that debuted this past weekend . . .

Constance said...

He needs to find some guest bloggers to fill in. Tina Fey is probably standing by the phone and waiting for his call.

Meanwhile... WHAT GOT DELETED?????

"Comment deleted" is taunting me. It knows I want to know...

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, More importantly who is this mysterious "Author" with the power to remove posts. Could it be a gin addled Colonel, lashing out over the loss of his true love, War, There'll be other wars Colonel!

Bruce Indie Art?, Tell me more!.

Colonel Creedon said...

I've deliberately bestowed upon you all the power to delete your own posts when you make crazy spelling errors, like Bruce did.

Only I can see what you delete though.

@ Bruce: Well done Mr. Russell I think that one would have both offended and delighted people - but thankfully your "professional persona" thought better of it.

Constance said...

First of all Civvy, gutless wonders such as ourselves don't get the option. We'd only get that if we used our true identities.

Secondly, man up Colonel! MIA? You know that when I have too much time on my hands I tend to make trouble for myself. TRUH-BUHL!

Thirdly, Mr. Colonel "Call me Christ" Creedon - Oh, so YOU bestow the power around here, yes? Then taunt us all (Taunt me!!) with your super secret knowledge of what Bruce said, knowing full well that 1) I have to know!!! and 2) I can keep a secret real good! and 3) I only read this thing to be both delighted AND offended.

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, speak for your self Ginger Wench, I consider this my true identity. ;)

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, Chillax Girl, if Bruce and the Colonel want to keep aspects of their relationship super secret, that's fine. It's all part of the don't ask, don't tell policy. ;)

Constance said...

Civvy, have you been watching Psych? I can't believe you told me to "chillax..."