Iron Man 2 Easter Egg Confirmed

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iron man 2 cameo easter egg Iron Man 2 Easter Egg Confirmed

To no surprise, it has been confirmed by writer Justin Theroux that Iron Man 2 will feature a big “Easter Egg” for the fans. While the press, including Screen Rant headmaster Vic Holtreman, saw the movie this week, the version they were witness to did not include this scene.

The one thing we do know is that it’ll take place after the credits, so now you know to stick around for it if you weren’t going to anyway. While Theroux wouldn’t reveal any details, we do have the Iron Man 2 rumor that popped up last week which hinted at what this Easter egg may be about: The Avengers.

“A 100% trusted source (NOT from the production/distribution, but very familiar with the movie) confirmed us today that there will be an easter egg in IM2. It’s an extra scene, just like the one in the first movie, after the end credits. We are able to tell you what’s about! It’s a scene about… Captain America and Thor! Maybe this doesn’t seem a big reveal, but it’s nice to have a confirmation.”

This is a similar situation to what happened in 2008 when rumors hit the web that Samuel L. Jackson would be playing Nick Fury in Iron Man. The press saw the movie early and he wasn’t in it so it seemed those rumors were false… that is, until its theatrical release when Fury did show up. It was intentionally left out of the Press screening as to not have the info leak.

It’s obvious that Iron Man 2 would feature a similar scene and it’s become expected ever since both Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk included scenes pointing to The Avengers. If it didn’t, fans would actually be disappointed and this just goes to show how much Iron Man 2 has to live up to with increasingly high expectations.

This leaves room for some fun speculation. Would the Easter egg scene simply reference other characters to be featured in The Avengers? Will it actually present a cameo of Chris Hemsworth as Thor? Will it depict Ed Norton as Bruce Banner, confirming that he’ll be in The Avengers? Will it reveal a character we didn’t expect like Ant-Man or Hawkeye?

There are a lot of possibilities, but we at least know it’ll have to do with The Avengers. I expect it’ll have to do with Thor but I’d love for it to be a cameo of Ed Norton. Over the last year there have been a lot of rumors about The Hulk appearing in Iron Man 2 but Norton shot them down and still isn’t an official part of The Avengers. On top of that, director Jon Favreau revealed that Iron Man 2 takes place before The Incredible Hulk so that hinders the possibility as well.

After all, The Avengers starts production in February and we also know Marvel Studios is planning on making movies based on their more obscure heroes so there’s a lot of potential for cross-overs.

What would you like to see from the Iron Man 2 Easter egg?

Directed by Jon Favreau and written by Justin Theroux, Iron Man 2 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg and Olivia Munn.

Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010, Thor opens May 5, 2011, The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

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  1. I CAN'T FREAKIN WAIT ALREADY!!!!!!
    I GOT TWO MORE WEEKS TO GO!!!!!!

  2. I hope its Ed Norton.

  3. Geez, easter eggs are being revealed these days? That probably means this isn't an easter egg…

  4. I think it's a neat idea. I guess the alternative would have been for Thor and Cap to “cameo” in the movie proper.

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  5. after credits scene should be joyus.
    as for an on screen apperance of CAP & Goldie Locks. doubtful. idlike to be suprised w/a hawk-eye cameo, but again doubtful.
    as for speculation_ ,

    maybe Fury is walking W/Stark Thru S.H.I.E.L.D HQ saying sumthing along the lines of
    “we've been following irratic weather patterns, Mainly thunder storms that keep showing up around the world. oh and we found a lone heat signicher in the arctic” (opens large vault, & hands tony Cap's shield) “do you know what that is”.
    [Tony]: i said i'd help, im not gunna be america's poster boy.
    [fury](gives a smug look to stark).
    *end scene*

  6. wait if rumours are true and the wasp is in IM2 then doesnt that mean antman might be in it to (isnt antman married to the wasp or something ?)

    so excited less then 1 week to go :D

  7. Hopefully Ed Norton comes back for the Avengers. It will be great to see him as Bruce Banner in Iron Man 2.

  8. I think the cameo will be Captain America's shield. It did appear in the first Iron Man.

  9. sounds cool , can't wait to see this .

  10. where was it in the first iron man, i didn't notice it

  11. it was when tony stark was having his armor removed, in the back round on a table

  12. saw that one, but it wasnt that obvious and i think it would be more of an easter egg then a 'cameo'.
    i hope they do something like that with IM2 but instead of capt they could do thor.

  13. I wouldn't be surprised if Thor made some sort of an appearance. But I would definitely be surprised with Chris Evans/Captain America.

  14. I agree, I don't think there's any chance of Evans showing up but since Thor has been filming for months, there's a chance of that.

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  16. IMHO I don't think Ed Norton will be making a cameo in IM2,since IM2 takes place before The Incredible Hulk in the films chronology of events.With Chris Evans having just been cast as Cap and with Cap being frozen in the Arctic I think its highly unlikely that Chris Evans will be making a cameo.That leaves Chris Hemsworth to make a cameo as Thor or more likely as Donald Blake.Probably Tony Stark will approach Blake much like he approached Gen. Thunderbolt Ross in The Incredible Hulk telling Blake he is putting a team together IMHO.

    I would much rather see a shadowy figure searching through a cave or a dark ruin somewhere and finding a ring of immense power and saying,”only 9 more to go,”without ever seeing his face.The Mandarin would be the perfect villain for IM3.

  17. I agree. But you never know, they could throw something together quickly.

    If Thor does make some sort of appearance, I would think that the scene would take place in the future somewhat though. Because Iron Man 2 is before The Incredible Hulk, and Thor takes place after that movie. So it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense timeline-wise to me if the scene took place like right after the ending of Iron Man 2.

    I would also love to see Ed Norton appear in some capacity. And I'd love it for him to be in The Avengers, because he was such an amazing Bruce Banner.

  18. Well you also have to think that since Iron Man 2 takes place before Hulk, Thor couldn't make an appearance, since Thor is after Hulk timeline-wise. But if the scene was set at some point in the future, which is the only way that Thor or Captain America or Ed Norton could appear and it make sense in terms of when everything takes place. I could also see another character get introduced as well.

    But I would be most happy/excited for Thor.

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  19. As a big Thor fan that's chomping at the bit everyday for some tidbit or another on ole Goldilocks, it would make perfect sense for the extra scene to prime the pump for Marvel's next big release on the god of Thunder. Marketing wise it makes sense too and would follow the pattern Marvel has already laid out.
    Still, like a lot of you, I'm waiting for confirmation that Ed Norton will be back as Bruce Banner. This would be a good opportunity to create that buzz as well. Man I can't wait until May 7!

  20. I read a newpaper last week , Scotland's 'Daily Record' who done a very good peice on Iron Man 2 – and mentioned all the stuff about Avengers – and that Ed Norton was known to be keen to play Banner once again! Anybody able to confirm this yet?

  21. I've seen a few written interviews and even one taped interview (I think it was on the MTV website but could be wrong…it was Norton and the guy who played the Leader) where Norton was basically lobbying fan boys to put pressure on Marvel to bring him back. He definitely want to be in but he's lobbying for Marvel to take more chances with the stories ala Dark Knight.

  22. Since that teaser a few months ago had a character getting his photo taken there was a lot of discussionon who it is. It seems it may have been a cameo of Hensworth. Thus, I expect the easter egg to be regarding Thor.

    It's also said that the film takes place just prior to the events seen in The Incredible Hulk's film . Another neat coda would be showing Stark, Rhodes (IM and WM) fly by the mess left by The Hulk and The Abomination.

  23. With a mention saying “A few months later”

    Other possibles?

    * A “frozen” Captain America.

    * A SHIELD agent by the name of Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. (Olivia Munn, I presume?) Meaningless to some, but if that old Avengers rumor a few months ago where Avengers battle Skulls had some merit…look out!

    *Jessica Drew. We were just hit with a “Spider-Woman” rumor. Chances: 1%.

  24. The same shield he was building and was laying on the table in the first movie?????

  25. While we are on the subject of “Easter Eggs” I wonder what the likelihood of a pair of mouse ears showing up somewhere in the film are.I say the chances are better than even.

  26. IM2 always have to be different. I can't WAIT!!!

  27. Wait a minute, Vic already saw it? Come on dude, up or down? That's all we want, 1 word, Up or Down; Up meaning it was worth it, Down meaning could have been better. We all know you can't give your review yet, but I do hope you can give us this.

  28. I'm saying it here first….

    Cap and Thor just walk in the Room after Fury says: “I'd like you to meet your new Team….”

    Gotta Fly! -Stark

  29. 'Yes' in Full Costume….