Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Iron Man 2 viral: Stark Expo


Ever since Stark Industries started accepting job applications last July, we've been waiting for an Iron Man 2 viral to kick off. Although this new website isn't necessarily connected to that original site, it looks like this is the only big viral element of Iron Man 2's online marketing campaign that we'll see. A brand new website for the Stark Expo 2010 has launched at starkexpo2010.com and it contains some pretty nifty photos, graphics, and a plenty more. There's a little bit of interactivity and it's pretty cool to check out, but besides that I don't think this leads to any other viral websites or anything else exciting. Read on for more details.

The site says the opening date is May 7th, 2010 which is not-so-coincidentally the same day Iron Man 2 arrives in theaters nationwide. There's a fairly awesome gallery of photos (rather, concept art images) if you click on the may box in the middle of the site. And there's also a teaser video and interactive 3D map of the expo area for those of you planning out where you're going to spend time once you get inside. If only they were actually planning on opening this expo for real, that would be awesome. Sadly, I think this website is just a virtual tie-in to the expo in the movie, which we're guessing plays a very important part in the plot.

Here a Tony's memo:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Robert Downey Jr at Kids Choice Awards 2010


Zoe Saldana and our beloved Robert Downey Jr!

Robert Downey Jr at Kids Choice Awards 2010



Thanks goes to DowneyChaplin4ever

'Iron Man 2' Novel reveals Spoiler of the upcoming Movie

DON'T READ IT IF YOU DON'T LIKE SPOILERS!

MTV News scored an early copy of the book "Iron Man 2 - Novel", written by Alexander Irvine, from a local New York City pharmacy, and it tells new details about the upcoming superhero movie. There are many secrets you'll want preserved until May, but I'm more than happy to provide you with a taste of things to come before the sequel arrives in theaters.

This is a list of some of the things presents in the "Iron Man 2" novel. (DON'T FORGET: Many of these details might not be accurate to the final movie product).


COOL GADGETS: Beyond the briefcase armor and his new Mark VI suit, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) has some other flashy products to show off over the course of "Iron Man 2," including a device called the Tech-Ball, "a small sphere that [can] alter the properties of its matter on command." There is also a new set of armor featured in the novel that hasn't been seen in the film's trailers just yet — and I wouldn't assume that it belongs to Tony or James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle).

ROLL CALL: "Iron Man 2" sports several new faces including Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), but there are also some old characters with upgraded screen time. Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury midway into the story to provide a reality check for an off-the-rails Tony. Director Jon's Favreau Happy Hogan is much more than window dressing this time around, finding himself at the center of at least two action scenes. Gwyneth Paltrow has plenty to do as Pepper Potts, thanks to a new role within Stark Industries.

BAD TO THE BONE: Whiplash and Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) are the principle antagonists of "Iron Man 2," finding common ground with one another in the form of their mutual loathing of Tony Stark. Both characters, Whiplash especially, have plenty of scenery to chew on, so it should be wonderful to watch Rourke and Rockwell bring these guys to life. But they aren't the only villains featured in the film, as the mysterious Ten Rings organization resurfaces — and a certain Mongolian is mentioned, as well.

POWER BREEDS SICKNESS: As footage from the trailer indicates, Tony's seen healthier days. He doesn't need a doctor to tell him that sickly purple veins stemming out from the arc reactor embedded in his chest are bad signs, so correcting that life-or-death ailment is a top priority of Stark and his robot sidekick Jarvis throughout the course of "Iron Man 2." Whether he succeeds in curing himself, we cannot say — but no matter how it shakes out, let's just say the road to recovery won't be easy.

PARTY HARD: That's not to say that Stark can't still party, however, as he throws himself a birthday extravaganza that could go down in cinema history as the craziest, most action-packed birthday bash of all time. That's all thanks to Tony's own recklessness, more than a few drunk youths and plenty of Iron Man technology — not to mention one very angry friend of Stark's.

TONY & RHODEY'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE: The most important thing that we gleaned from reading the "Iron Man 2" novel is this — the movie is going to be awesome. Despite having a wealth of new characters, the story is firmly rooted in Tony's plight. The other faces are hardly pushed to the side, however, as each character is fully serviced with plenty of cool scenes to enjoy. The action sequences are ambitious, particularly one involving Iron Man and a literally unstoppable War Machine. The humor is exactly what you would hope for based on Robert Downey Jr.'s past dynamics with his cast members.

In essence, "Iron Man 2" is going to be the superhero sequel you're hoping for — bigger, funnier, flashier, but not at the expense of losing its heart.

That's what the book tells us, at least!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Robert Downey Jr won The Green Planet Movie Awards


The Green Planet Movie Awards gala was held last night in Los Angeles to honor the best films of the year. Sponsored by the Academia Foundation and Anaheim University based out of Anaheim, California, the Green Planet Movie Awards allowed viewers from around the world to select their favorite actors and actresses, as well as favorite films in several categories.

Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for The Blind Side, while Robert Downey Jr. won Best Actor for Sherlock Holmes. Avatar won Best Picture of the Year as well as Best Science Fiction film and Best Action film, and James Cameron won Best Director for Avatar. Supporting actor nods went to Penelope Cruz for Nine and Matt Damon for Invictus.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Italian Trailer of Iron Man 2



Thanks to RealIronMaN

Iron Man 2 International One Sheet



This is the new international poster of Iron Man 2 with all the cast!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Robert Downey Jr at Kids Choice Awards


Robert is set to help host Kevin James dole out Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards this Saturday.

The awards will be telecast live from UCLAs Pauley Pavilion on March 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Until then kids can cast their vote online in 19 categories including favorite couple, movie actor, singer, athlete and reality show. Vote for your favorites, and watch them have the slime of their lives!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ironettes on Iron Man 2 set

Ironettes that feature in the scene, one of the lovely ladies has posted set pics of the Ironettes at work.









Check out all the pics over at Renee Herlocker's FaceBook.


Iron Man 2 - Chris Kawagiwa interview about the Stark Expo scene


Chris Kawagiwa: "Jon Favreau was indeed on the set. There was a lot of preparation work that happened before we actually saw him on the main stage because there were complicated crane shots for the camera and also pyrotechnics.
Favreau had the contant appearance of someone with focus and knowing what he wanted. At the end of the shoot, he took some moments on stage to personally thank the entire crowd of extras for their hard work and enthusiasm as actors and fans. I thought it was great that he took the opportunity to say a few words with the same sincere excitement of a fan but still with the assured drive of a director.
Robert Downey Jr. came in after his stand-in and the costumed stuntman set up the blocking for the camera shots. Between some scenes, we saw him kneeling and talking to a young boy (perhaps one of the crew's kids). He was amiable, looking very relaxed on center stage even between takes and had a charming air about him just like his screen character.
There was a long speech he had to do about the character's father and the future of Stark Industries. As we heard this after so many takes, you could see him handle it with more ease and ad-libbing small details with some of his own humor.
The Stark Expo scenes in Iron Man 2 were at Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, California. It was a real pleasure getting to see these players in person and appreciate how much work it takes to get just a few minutes of action on the movie screen."

Interview of Carlo Coratelli

Saturday, March 20, 2010

IGN Video: Iron Man 2 Movie Series - IGN Rewind Theater: Second Trailer

Here's the second trailer with comment!
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IGN Video: Iron Man 2 Movie Series - IGN Rewind Theater: Second Trailer

Due Date video - Robert Downey Jr

interview with Rob!

"Watch" Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr


Live Community Screening with Robert Downey Jr. Watch "Sherlock Holmes" and hear Robert answer your questions via Warner Bros. BD-Live on April 1st.

Follow the link: http://sherlock-holmes-movie.warnerbros.com/event/

"Iron Man 2" TotalFilm - Magazine Cover








The cover for the May 2010 issue of TotalFilm magazine features a shot of Iron Man's Mark VI armor from the upcoming "Iron Man" sequel.

(Click the image to enlarge)







Plot:
The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.


The new movie is once again directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and is scheduled to hit conventional and IMAX theaters on May 7th.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Robert Downey Jr. Among Stars at Warner Bros.' 'Big Pictures' at 2010 ShoWest



DUE DATE (project) at Warner Bros - World Premiered Footage

The next presentation was director Todd Phillips with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. Todd came out and told a great story about how he always procrastinates and he kept putting off writing a speech so he just talked about what WB had shown so far and how awesome it looked. Was very funny. Then Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis did a comedy bit together which had everyone laughing.

due_date_movie_image_robert_downey_jr_zach_galifianakis_01.jpgBut that was nothing, as the trailer for Due Date brought the thunder. The place was laughing as hard as last year for The Hangover. This is two years in a row Todd Phillips made the place erupt.

While the trailer went by very fast, it was loaded with stars like Danny McBride (who is in a wheelchair and he kicked Downey Jr.’s ass) and Jamie Foxx. The premise of the movie is Downey Jr. and Galifianakis are forced to travel across the country together in order to make it to his child’s birth on time. Downey Jr. is the one who is going to be a father.

I really cannot do justice to the trailer as it was loaded with Galifianakis doing crazy shit again and again and making everyone in the audience laughing out loud. After The Hangover and Due Date, Galifianakis is going to be able to do whatever the hell he wants. Someone smart would sign him to a big contract right now.

Also, in the trailer, we learn Galifianakis has a dog with him that constantly likes to masturbate and Galifianakis masturbates all the time as well. Seriously, this film is going to be huge.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mickey Rourke Reveals The Fate of Whiplash!


The Iron Man 2 star talks about visiting Russia, working out for the role and lets slip his characters fate in the movie...
In the May 2010 issue of Total Film, Rourke sat down with the magazine and talked about how he prepared for the role with both research and intense physical training as well as possibly revealing the future of Whiplash! To read the full interview where the actor more about working with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr as well as his career comeback, the magazine is on sale now! (and comes with a free 3D Iron Man 2 mouse mat!)

Why did you decide to take the role of Whiplash when you hate franchise movies?

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 though that was pretty bold and it paid off because Robert brought a quirky, unpredictable sense of humour to it. He didn’t make it stereotypical like Spider-Man, like Batman and all that shit.

You took yourself off to Russia and a hardcore prison as research…

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-cast 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 back-story as I could to the table.

Tell us about Whiplash’s costume…
The first time I had it on I had it on for four minutes and I was like, “Take it off!” The whole vest weighed about 40lbs and I could walk 25 steps and be exhausted. So what I did with my trainer was put on a 40lb weight vest and put the treadmill on uphill and we just worked out for two months. Whiplash uses electrodes as whips so I used wrist weights and my stunt co-ordinator Garrett Warren would come over and we would do a boxing workout with whips.

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILER AHEAD!

Will Whiplash be popping up in any of the other Marvel films?

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 tit and now it’s left up in the air…

Iron Man 2 will be released in the UK on April 30th and in the US on May 7th.

Sherlock Holmes Blu-ray disc


Sherlock holmes blu-ray disc will be released on tuesday, March 30, 2010.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, gets an update with this adaptation of Lionel Wigram's comic book series by writer/director Guy Ritchie (RocknRolla) starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular detective, with Jude Law stepping into the shoes of his sidekick, Dr. Watson. Heading up the rest of the cast are RocknRolla's Mark Strong as the film's villain, Blackwood, and Rachel McAdams portraying the love interest, Irene Adler. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

Features Include:

BD-Live

Deleted Scenes

Includes A Digital Copy Of The Film For Portable Media Players

My Commentary

Sherlock Holmes Reinvented

This Is A Blu-Ray DVD Made For Blue-Laser Format Players Which Produce Higher Quality Picture & Sound

Funniest Sherlock Holmes Theme - Music Video

Hans Zimmer deserved the oscar for this soundtrack!


Starring the composer, Hans Zimmer, along with Guy Ritchie, Robert Downey Jr (doing crazy antics. DANCE!…. but no Jude Law! Bummer!), Davey Johnstone (banjo), Anne-Marie Calhoun (violin), Tina Guo (cello), Lorne Balfe (co-wrote music), Aleksey Igudesman (another violin… the dude on the elephant), Satnam Singh Ramgotra (guy with full beard and the stand up big wide drum) Diego Stacco (crazy but awesome looking & sounding violin/viola/cello instrument), Atli Örvarsson, Bob Badami (don’t know exactly which one they are…maybe on the boat? or drumsticks?).

I wondered about the crazy locations and found the answer at Igudesman’s YouTube channel where he also has the video:

“Hans asked the musicians who participated on the soundtrack to video themselves, wherever they are in order to make this little video. Aleksey happened to be on an elephant in Thailand…”

What the video also pointed out to me was the different nationalities: British, German, Russian, American, Italian, Canadian…

Another thing I noticed: this is one of the few videos for a soundtrack where there are absolutely no clips of the film, just the cover for the CD.

More from Anya Monzikova On Her Role in Iron Man 2!


The Russian actress reveals more about translating for Johansson and says that her character features in "...a climactic scene"!


We'll be seeing you again on the screen in Iron Man 2. I understand you applied for one job, and surprisingly ended up with two.
Yeah, I was booked on the job and after a couple of days of being on set, Jon Favreau was like, "Oh my God, you speak Russian, don't you?" And I said, "Yes," and he asked if I could translate a few things for Scarlett Johansson's character. I did a little dialect coaching, a little pronunciation and translation for her.

Afterwards, Jon came over and asked which takes I liked best for pronunciation. For me, who'd studied film, it was such a cool moment to have the director asking my opinion. It felt really rewarding -- that I am in the right place at the right time, and doing the right thing for my career; because as you work and try to break down walls and try to progress, with each project you go a little bit further.


Can you tell us a little about the character you play in the film?
Well, I can't really reveal too many details, but it's a smaller part in one of the larger scenes. My character's name is Rebekah. It's a little bit of a heavy scene, and a climactic scene as well so I can't really give it away.



Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7, 2010 (April 28, worldwide)

Anya Monzikova One Ironette in Iron Man 2!

Russian-born actress Anya Monzikova isn't allowed to reveal any specific details about her character in Iron Man 2, and she can't say much about the scene she was involved in. However, the former model who moved to Florida at a young age and is still fluent in Russian, was allowed to reveal that her knowledge of the Russian language was put to good use on the set of Iron Man 2. Director Jon Favreau even asked for her help in teaching Scarlett Johansson how to deliver some lines in Russian.

Just being on a Jon Favreau set made quite an impression on Monzikova, who's not just interested in spending time in front of the camera. She's currently writing and producing a short film, and someday wants to direct. And in our exclusive interview, Monzikova talked about her time working on Iron Man 2 and what she learned from Jon Favreau.

How does it feel to be a part of one of 2010's most anticipated films?

I know, it's pretty awesome I got to say. But my part is small, it's not one of the leads, but I’m happy either way.

You don’t have to have a lead in Iron Man 2 because everybody in Jon Favreau's films gets a moment to shine. That’s just the way Jon Favreau works, isn’t it?

Yes, he does. He is an amazing director and very giving, so it’s cool.

And I understand that you were asked to actually help him a little bit behind the camera.

Yes, I got to do a little bit of translating for Scarlett Johansson’s character because I’m fluent in Russian. Jon was like, 'Hey, could you translate this for us?' And I helped her with the dialect and her pronunciation. That was pretty much it. Actually then after that he asked me to pick which clip sounded good with the set up and the pronunciation, which was a pretty amazing moment for Jon Favreau to ask me my opinion. Asking me which clip is the best I’m thinking, 'Are you serious? Are you really asking me this now?' For me, it was a rewarding moment.

Wasn’t that kind of stressful though thinking, "Oh I can’t mess this up because he’s depending on me”?

Kind of, a little bit. [Laughing] It’s kind of hard to screw up Scarlett Johansson.

How was Scarlett Johansson's accent?

I have to say she’s not that great in Russian. [Laughing] The Russian language is really tough. For someone that doesn’t speak it, the pronunciations can be hard. She did pretty good considering.

So tell me about life on the set of an Iron Man movie.

It’s a pretty big production, with the budget they had. I know they rented out the entire Raleigh studio just for this one film. It was pretty cool to be a part of such a big blockbuster or a huge film like this, it is quite the production.

Are you allowed to say anything about the scene that you have or do you have to keep it hush hush?

I have to keep everything hush hush. They made me sign my life away. It is a really cool climatic scene, and I can tell you my experience working with the actors was amazing. It will be a really fun scene. I am excited to see what comes out of this. Hopefully, it's good! I bet it will be.

Were you a fan of the original Iron Man movie?

Oh yeah, I’m such a geek. I love all Marvel comics and anything that has to due with action films. I’m totally into that genre.

You’re a geek? Did you read the comics?

I didn’t, but I love all the films. Then I read up on the characters or I’ll get a script for a certain film and I’ll do all my studying for it, and I really get into it.

You couldn’t have learned from a better source than being on a Jon Favreau set. He's done everything from act to producing, writing, directing. Did you pick up any tips?

Anya Monzikova: "Yes. I think being on set you learn so much and just the experience itself you kind of know what goes into it. It is inspiring, definitely."

Is there anything in particular that you picked up from hanging around Jon Favreau that you’ll use when you do eventually produce and direct?

I just love the way he is such an approachable guy and the way he treats people on set. I think that has a lot to do with his character and him just being so giving with actors, letting them improv. I think I learned that from him, seeing him being so successful. I think a lot of that is from being in the moment, and the spontaneity you can bring to a character really works for actors. Not just tying it down to, 'You have to get this shot,' or 'You have to say this and follow the script.' Having actors feeling comfortable in a role and letting them improv, that’s what I would take away working with him.


Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7, 2010

Iron Man 2 - Videogame New Screenshots

New Screenshots from SuperHero Hype! Iron Man 2 videogame will be relased May 4 for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS e PSP. You can choose who used to play, Iron Man or War Machine, a great news for the fanatic MARVEL-fan!
On SEGA official site you can find out the trailer of the game... what are you waiting for?


Here other images of Iron Man and Tony Stark:

Go to SuperHero Type to see War Machine and other shots!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Iron Man 2 full trailer

This is the trailer showed after Academy Awards April 7 2010

Iron Man 2: See AC/DC Live in Las Vegas!

You ready to rock like Tony Stark?! Here's a once in a lifetime chance for you and a friend to see AC/CD live in Las Vegas!

Two winners will each receive the following grand prize:

2 - Tickets to see AC/DC perform on April 9, 2010 at the
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
2 - Round trip airline tickets.
2 - Nights' hotel accommodation in or around Las Vegas,
NV from April 8, 2010 through April 10, 2010.

Also, 10 runner-up winners will each receive one free annual subscription to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited!


WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Read the official rules and sing up now!


Plus, don't forget to pre-order "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" featuring 15 classic AC/DC songs at Wallmart.com for the "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" CD and at Amazon.com for a deluxe version of "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" - CD+DVD and two LP vinyl packages. "AC/DC:Iron Man 2" is in stores beginning Monday, April 19.

Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark, aka the super hero Iron Man in the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster. Downey is joined by Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, and Don Cheadle as James Rhodes who suits up as War Machine. Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Mickey Rourke as Whiplash also appear. Jon Favreau once again takes up the directorial reins for Marvel's Armored Avenger.

Iron Man 2 - AC/DC Shoot To Thrill

Here's the video of Iron Man 2 soundtrack...

"AC/CD - Shoot To Thrill"

Robert in Gravity



Robert Downey Jr is negotiating a deal to star in Gravity, the 3D space film directed by Alfonso Cuaron.

Downey will play the leader of a team posted at a remote space station. While he and a female colleague are traveling outside the space station, the other team members are decimated by debris from an exploded satellite.

The script for Gravity had been developed originally at Universal with the intention of having Angelina Jolie play the female role. Much of the film is devoted to her struggle to get back to Earth and her daughter. Jolie passed on the project around the time Universal cut it loose.