Iron Man 2 Panel – Comic-Con 2009

Published 6 years ago by , Updated July 26th, 2009 at 12:46 am,

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At what I believe is one of the most anticipated panels at Comic-Con, we had Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johannson on stage for the first sneak peek at Iron Man 2.

The crowed went nuts when Favreau came in. He said it started here, no one cared about Iron Man before they got here. He went right into a promotional reel that showed some behind the scenes shots. Robert Downey Jr. walked in and the crowd came to its feet.

He was ragging on Favreau on Feige for not showing some GOOD footage – and they all played it up.

It’s Favreau’s son’s 8th birthday and RDJ led the crowd in a rendition of Happy Birthday. icon smile Iron Man 2 Panel   Comic Con 2009

Cut to footage…

[Eyes wide open, jaw hanging down, cheering]

After footage… Oh… My.

They’re going to hit it out of the park again, folks. The Iron Man 2 footage included Tony Stark being questioned by a Senate committee. He was total snark – they wanted the armor but he said he’s one with the armor so they would have to take him as well and that would “be the equivalent of indentured servitude or prostitiution, depending on what state you’re in.” He also said they should be thanking him because he “privatized world peace.”

There was a flurry of different footage including:

  • Mickey Rourke building the Whiplash suit and power core.
  • Stark on the top of that donut shop in with the giant donut we’ve seen in the previous image – he meets with Sam Jackson as Fury in that same scene.
  • Rourke as Whiplash in that initial scene at the raceway with his electrified whips (with a really cool lightning effect).
  • Iron Man dodging incoming fire at night in an apparent attempt at flying towards either the Capital building or the White House (happened too fast, not sure which).
  • Scarlett as Black Widow kicking some bad guy butt in a hallway.
  • Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer working out a weapons deal with Jim Rhodes.
  • Introduction of Cheadle as Rhodey – I’m sorry but he instantly brought a sense of gravitas to the role with his very first word that I didn’t see at all with Howard.
  • Oh, and a final shot of Rhodey in the War Machine armor tearing it up, standing on the ground, firing weapons out the wazoo in a circular pattern.

Scarlett had dyed her hair red when she showed up to meet Favreau for the part. She worked super hard to be able to do as much of her own stunts/fighting as possible.

Mickey Rourke plays an Ivan Venko/Whiplash amalgam (two villains from the comics). Favreau said that the Whiplash outfit is Ivan’s first attempt at the technology (Crimson Dynamo by the end of the film?). He mentioned

Favreau said that this film shows how Tony is handling the dual role of being himself and Iron Man and the stresses associated with that (when asked about the Demon in a Bottle storyline).

A question was asked about showing some love to highly regarded Iron Man artist Bob Layton, and Favreau called him up to the stage as he was sitting in the front row. Layton said he was invited to the set a couple of weeks ago and was treated like royalty, and thinks this film will blow the first one away.

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  1. Oh man I wanna see that footage soo bad

  2. Descriptions of the footage have me extremely anticipated for this, but I really hope it makes it’s way online (legally, of course!). I think Cheadle will make a far better Rhodes.

  3. HOLY CRAP! I’m jealous, Vic, but glad you’re here with your report! I can’t wait!


  4. this is freaking awesome!!! i followed a blog online, and just by reading this gave me goose bumps…..

    cant wait to check out the footage they got….

  5. Nice work, Vic!

  6. Thanks for the great recap. I was in line but didn’t make it in.

  7. i wish i was there. i am so excited for this movie! if there is a midnight premiere when it comes out i so wanna go.

  8. And I’m stuck at work… This sucks…

    I can’t wait until the footage is available for the rest of us…

  9. Chills. I got the same chills reading this as I did when I saw the bootleg footage from the last film’s CC panel. I cannot wait to see this film several thousand times.

  10. “I’m sorry but he instantly brought a sense of gravitas to the role with his very first word that I didn’t see at all with Cheadle.”

    I think you meant to say Howard, not Cheadle . . . ??

  11. This sounds great, only a year to go.

  12. man I can’t wait!!

  13. Simply awesome!!! What a lucky you are Vic! Thanks for the report

  14. Vic, describe the War Machine armor! Black and Grey? What? WHAT?!?!

    Must …. find …. footage …. !

  15. Damn, nobody has the cajones to upload clips from the footage shown of this or Avatar, come on, dammit, lol.

  16. Bless ‘em for acknowledging Bob Layton. David Michelinie deserves equal kudos as well.

  17. Vic … thanks so much for sharing the fun with us. I was hoping to get a Sat ticket on ebay yesterday but there were only a few and comiccon reported they were gone in 8 seconds!!! My computer isn’t that fast…. I was really sorry to have missed all the excitement… would love to have been there today. You made it very exciting for us. So happy to read all the reports on how it will be even better than IM … it might even wind up being the biggest blockbuster ever!!

    Robert looks so excited about the whole thing… he was so cute when he gets the big grin and talks about “this is so much fun” …

    Thanks again Vic…. so happy you are there and shared it all with us.


  18. waiting for a leak of SAid footage.
    but doubtful.
    hope Fav Releases it soon to the inter-webs

  19. Trailer soon please. START THE COUNTDOWN!!!

  20. Even if the footage does creep online you won’t see it here on Screen Rant. We try too hard to stay legit in the eyes of the studios to do that.

    Good report Vic, I want to see that last part with War Machine. Sounds awesome.

  21. still no footage or trailer…lame

  22. WOW nice playback vic, i have to watch trailers like three times to take that much away. lol

  23. Does anyone else notice that in the most recent poll, if you add up the percentages it comes out to be like 228% or somewhere around there? lol.

  24. Just got home from the Con,,,,

    Waaaaayy tooo maaaannny people,,,
    8-O 8-O 8-O
    The Stark exhibit looked cool though,,,

  25. I enjoyed the IM Panel.
    The little gag about the preview clips was funny.
    Great footage.

  26. Saw bootleg clip of Whiplash in action and he looks extremely menacing after the effects were added to the whips. Geuss War Machine will be add to the gallery of heroes on the “Avengers”.

  27. Sounds really good

  28. Really looking forward to this. Ah, remember years ago when we were all pretty sure that Iron Man would suck and Hollywood would screw it up or move too far away from the mythos?

    How lucky we are.