Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Iron Man 2 Armor Graces Empire Magazine Cover

by Ross Miller

Way back in April we got our first official look at the highly-anticipated comic book sequel, Iron Man 2, in the form of an image of Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) in what appears to be his “Hall of Armor” room. From then on we’ve slowly and surely been getting more looks at the superhero sequel, from Mickey Rourke as villain Whiplash, to Scarlet Johansson as the Black Widow.

Everything has looked great so far, and that trend continues with this latest image, courtesy of the guys over at Empire.
 Empire has an exclusive new image of Tony Stark in the famous red and gold suit  as the center-piece of their January 2010 cover. On top of the awesomeness of seeing the Iron Man suit in all its high quality glory (do you really need more than that? :P ), there’s also some hinting at the film’s villain, Whiplash, by way of the Empire lettering being done in the style of electricity. It’s very cool indeed and… oh I’ll stop and just let you get a good look for yourself.


Pretty awesome, huh? On top of this new image, the Empire issue will also feature some brand new behind-the-scenes photos from the movie, and will be available this Thursday (tomorrow) to buy. These guys really get some great stuff – particularly killer images like the one above – and so they should, as they’re fantastic at what they do (I’ve been a loyal reader for years).

Like so many of you out there, I really can’t wait for Iron Man 2. Not just because the first one was good (not The Dark Knight good, but still… oohh, did I say something wrong? :P ), but all the elements seem to be coming together perfectly (at least as far as we can tell as outsiders looking in):

Along with seeing the return of Robet Downey Jr. as the titular hero, there’s also the addition of both Rourke and Johansson as Whiplash and the Black Widow, respectively. Add to that Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer and Don Cheadle (replacing Terrence Howard) as Col. Rhodes/War Machine, and all that great casting is enough reason for me to see this film. But there’s also the general feeling that the sequel will be “bigger and better” than the first, and by the looks of what we’ve seen that’s been a grand accomplished by Favreau and Co.

Summer 2010 can’t get here fast enough!

For more info, go to screenrant

I really can't tell the differnce at first glance!  But the suit still looks awesome!  I can't wait to see the complete official trailer!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

'Iron Man 2,' 'New Moon' And 'Scott Pilgrim' In Today's Twitter Report

by Brian Warmoth in Twitter Report

Apparently Odin's chamber for 'Thor' wasn't the only Marvel movie peek Brian Michael Bendis got this week. He also says he saw "Iron Man 2." That must mean Jon Favreau's overtime editing hours are paying off. The film's director has been so busy during barbershop business hours lately that he's been forced to Flowbee his own haircuts.

In other Twitterverse news, Stan Lee completed a pitch for a new mystery program on Cartoon Network. Check out what he tweeted after the jump along with Kevin Smith's wish for "New Moon" watchers, Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim book update and Bill Willingham's daunting workload for the month. It's all in the Twitter Report for November 20, 2009.

@BRIANMBENDIS Btw saw iron man 2 last night. :) don't ask me a god damn thing. I am sworn to secrecy! Just like to tell u I saw it. Enjoy 2012 :)
-Brian Michael Bendis, Writer ("New Avengers," "Ultimate Spider-Man")

@Jon_Favreau It's not the economy. I literally don't have an hour to get a haircut. Problem solved.
-Jon Favreau, Director ("Iron Man," "Iron Man 2")

@jock4twenty RT @termight: Judge Dredd is cast! for Judge Minty fan film anyway... it's young greg staples!
-Jock, Artist ("The Losers," "Green Arrow: Year One")

@smilinstanlee Went to Cartoon Network to pitch a new show. Love pitching with people paying attention while I hear myself talk! Did I sell it? Dunno yet
-Stan Lee, Writer ("The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Fantastic Four")

@philhester What I want to know about this New Moon is: Will it be a quiet enough flick for me to sleep through?
-Phil Hester, Writer/Artist ("Green Arrow," "The Irredeemable Ant-Man")

@BillWillingham Fables 92 has been completed and sent in. 2 complete scripts in 2 days. 28 more in 28 days left to go.
-Bill Willingham, Writer ("Fables," "Shadowpact")

@andydiggle Just finished the latest DAREDEVIL script. Now I can get drunk with my editor @StephenWacker tonight with a clear conscience!
-Andy Diggle, Writer ("The Losers," "Hellblazer")

@radiomaru The next & final Scott Pilgrim book will "take place" in 2009, because that's the last time I was in Toronto
-Bryan Lee O'Malley, Writer/Artist ("Scott Pilgrim vs. The World")

Parting Wisdom for the Day:

@ThatKevinSmith TWILIGHTers! I offer 1000 sparkly prayers for safe passage to your nearest popcorn cathedral for this, your most holy day ever... 'til June.
-Kevin Smith, Writer ("Batman: Cacophony," "Daredevil")

Be sure to follow @MTVSplashPage on Twitter for up-to-the-minute breaking news in the world of comics and movies.



How does it feel to be with the network of comicbook writers these days?!  Well, I wouldn't know exactly!  But I would like to be one of their close friends!=)'s a good thing we have twitter!  B-)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

'Iron Man 2' Starting to 'Take Its Final Look'

according to aceshowbiz,

Jon Favreau has just given an update on "Iron Man 2". On Sunday, November 15, the helmer took it to his Twitter page to announce that the film is starting to enter its final phase. "Digital animated shots starting to come in. The movie is beginning to take on it's final look," he wrote.

Previously, Favreau spilled a detail of the "Iron Man" sequel when talking about the inclusion of War Machine in the film. "Then we have Don Cheadle. We've upped Rhodey's significance in the film and now I think the cat's out of the bag about War Machine, so he's in that suit. How does he become War Machine? What's his relationship to Iron Man?" he stated.

Later, Sam Rockwell, who will be seen as Justin Hammer in the second movie, also addressed the War Machine. "Don and I, we're working together. He works with me in spite of some of my personality flaws," he said on the relationship between his Tony Stark's rival character and Cheadle's Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes. "Don's character, Rhodey, needs to work with me. He has no choice. So we team up and we build this fabulous War Machine."

In "Iron Man 2", Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow are back to reprise their roles as Tony Stark and Pepper Potts. Joining the star-studded cast ensemble are Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson. Penned by Justin Theroux, the film eyes a May 7, 2010 release date in the U.S.


The birth of War Machine!?! How does he become War Machine? Would they follow the story in comicbooks?  This story must be good!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Behind the scenes by CANAL+

CANAL+ got a chance to visit the Ironman 2 movie set.

Check out the video below.

The first few seconds of the video is in French, most of it is in English.

I saw this video from RDJclips



I'd enjoyed watching this behind the scenes video!  I just wish they would include more behind the scenes with Scarlett Johannson! B-)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ironman 2 Movie: Video from Comic Con 2009

I saw this at youtube from acatontheroof


I don't know who's the actual person who took this video at Comic Con.  Because I saw this video posted by different youtube accounts...anyway, Black Widow is so hot! =)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2

This is the fictional character biography of Justin Hammer:

He is a multi-billionaire businessman. He was born in Surrey, England, and later became a citizen of Monaco.  An industrialist, a rival of industrialist Tony Stark, later became a criminal financier using unethical methods.  In exchange for fifty percent of the crime profits, he would pay bail for costumed criminals and finance the development and replacement of both their weaponry and equipment...

...and based on the this image,

He is much older than Stark!!! 
So, what happened?

Rockwell told MTV News:

    “They wanted to go with a rival for Tony Stark who is closer to his age, and make him American”

Now, accoding to MTV Splash Page 'EXCLUSIVE'
posted by Rick Marshall

When "Iron Man 2" actor Sam Rockwell dropped by Splash Page HQ recently, we asked him about the relationship between his character (rival industrialist Justin Hammer) and Don Cheadle's character (Stark's military buddy James "Rhodey" Rhodes). After all, they seemed pretty chummy in the "Iron Man 2" trailer that premiered during Comic-Con in San Diego this year.

"Don and I, we're working together," said Rockwell of the pair's relationship. "He works with me in spite of some of my personality flaws."

Pressed for more details about those "personality flaws," Rockwell called Hammer "a bit of a shark." According to the actor, Hammer's relationship with Rhodes is one of necessity, not of choice.

"Don's character, Rhodey, needs to work with me. He has no choice," said Rockwell. "So we team up and we build this fabulous War Machine."

Knowing that his character played an integral role in creating the War Machine armor, one would think he'd take advantage of the opportunity to try it on. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be.

"I really wanted to, but Don wouldn't let me," said Rockwell.