Discussion in 'The Den' started by arnisador, May 1, 2008.
I think they've already said that War Machine is the big deal in IM2.
Looks like u r correct:
Director Jon Favreau has been very clear that [FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif]Iron [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif]Man[/FONT][/FONT] is the start of his trilogy - “I’ve got another 2 movies in my head; I’m ready to go.” All the stars are signed for Iron Man 2. So what direction is the sequel going to go in?
Iron Man’s main nemesis in the comics is Manderin, a descendent of Genghis Khan who wears ten alien rings, each with their own special ability. As long time fans will have noticed, Manderin’s presence is foreshadowed in the first film - the terrorists who kidnap Stark are called the ‘Ten Rings’. Favreau wants to see Manderin emerge from the shadows, but whether that’s for the 2nd or 3rd movie is unknown.
One character we will see in Iron Man 2 is War Machine. Not only does Rhodes look at the Iron Man outfit during the first film and say “Next time baby,” but actor [FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif]Terrence [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif]Howard[/FONT][/FONT] has stated - “In the next one they make a suit for me and I become War Machine.”
How does he end up in it? “The beautiful thing about Marvel,” Howard says “Is that they’ve always stuck with the tradition of staying truthful to the comics.” - In the comics, Tony Stark turned to alcoholism after a hostile takeover of Stark Enterprises, and Rhodes was forced to take his place in the Mark III suit. But, in the same way as would happen if you borrowed a friend’s underpants, Rhodes soon got headaches, started behaving erratically and eventually went on a rampage. A recovering Stark then donned a crude prototype suit to bring him down. Stark subsequently designed a heavier-armed version of the Iron Man suit for Rhodes, which became known as the War Machine armor.
So Tony Stark, it seems, is going to hit the booze. Here’s what Favreau had to say: “Once people accept Iron Man, we have a lot of latitude tonally as to what we can do. If you look at [FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif]Dark [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif]Knight[/FONT][/FONT], it’s very dark but people accept it, or Revenge of the [FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif]Sith[/FONT][/FONT], it’s very dark but people brought their kids. This first film is about teaching them who these characters are… The alcoholism, the Demon In A Bottle, it sort of feels a little like [FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Sans-Serif]Spiderman 3[/FONT][/FONT].” Eek Spiderman 3.
And what about alien dragon Fing Fang Foom?
“I’m writing a comic book now with Adi Granov,” says Favreau “Where Fin Fang Foom is the bad guy. That’s what I want to see, but I don’t know if I want that in the movie right now. Eventually I’d love to get to the point where the movie could accept that and you could develop a reality where that could work.”
Expect that to be stuffed into Iron Man 4 once Favreau has gone, perhaps.
Iron Man Will Appear In The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk will have a scene where General Thunderbolt Ross (the Hulk’s great pursuer and father of romantic interest Betty) meets with Tony Stark, out of costume. Why have the scene? It’s to lay the groundwork for The Avengers movie. The Avengers team usually consists of Ant-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, and Captain America. In the ‘Ultimate Marvel Universe’ it was formed by Nick Fury. It is fluid though and so over the years the group has included humans, robots, gods, aliens, supernatural beings and even former villains who couldn’t make up their mind.
I will add the Avengers also had mutants in their roster; namely XMen's The Beast and Magneto's kids Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch
Wow, great info.! Yes, we were wondering if Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch would show up somewhere, between Magneto and the Avengers.
Here is a rumor that Captain America's shield is visible in Tony Stark's lab:
Looks like Marvel is tying their next set of super hero movies together.
This is till playing...it must be doing very well! Of course, Harold and Kumar Escape... is still playing too, to my surprise. We saw Indiana Jones 4 yesterday and enjoyed it despite of course being disappointed by some aspects of it.
Howard Says Being Replaced Was 'Surprise of a Lifetime'
Captain America Found in Marvel Movies
I AM IRON MAN!!!
I love to irritate people by saying that phrase with weird voices...
More on the new Col. Rhodes for Iron Man 2:
Wow I am a little taken aback that they have already replaced a central character to the series.
Yes, I agree! They're both good actors but I prefer continuity.
Here's a French short piece on Iron Man 2 that includes several clips. At just shy of 5 minutes in, Robert Downey Jr. talks about him being a Kung Fu guy and Guy Ritchie being a jujutsu guy as they discuss bringing more martial arts to the film, esp. post-Sherlock Holmes and its use of bartitsu:
I will certainly be there for number 2!
I will as well!
I watched this movie two weeks ago in the cinema and I was amazed. I was waiting for a less interesting (and more boring story) and too many special effects. ('cuz many companies think that they will make their film enjoyable by using millions of those effects) But the movie was great, the story was interesting and I was amazed. If you haven't seen it then go and watch it. Worth the money and the time.
We liked #2 also--and expect to see it again soon!
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