Iron Man 2 Easter Egg: Fin Fang Foom

Published 4 years ago by , Updated January 20th, 2010 at 3:29 pm,

FingFangFoom Iron Man 2 Easter Egg: Fin Fang Foom

There will be a big dragon villain in Iron Man 2 – and no, I’m not kidding. His name is Fin Fang Foom and he’s actually a classic villain from Iron Man’s comic book rogues gallery, and he definitely makes an appearance in the movie sequel.

And no, I’m still not joking. Our own Rob Keyes told us yesterday it was happening.

Super Robot Mayhem managed to get in touch with Adi Granov, who was the lead concept artist on Iron Man 2, and Granov was kind enough to tip fans off to a little Easter egg buried in the film: the appearance of Fing Fang Foom.

Not only did Granov let us know that Fin Fang Foom is in Iron Man 2, he also released the actual artwork he did for the character!

According to Granov, Foom will appear on a billboard that Iron Man is flying past, and that this particular Easter egg was a gift from director Jon Favreau to all the Shellhead fans out there.

Check out Granov’s official statement and the artwork:

This was my design for Fin Fang Foom for the Iron Man Viva Las Vegas book I was doing with Jon Favreau. But this image in particular was done for the IM movie and used as a billboard in one of the scenes where Iron Man flies past it. It’s very quick, but Jon wanted to have a kind of a cool easter egg in there.

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Now I’m sure that we all (or at least most of us) can admit that no matter how cool this seems (or looks!), you definitely cannot have a huge dragon bad guy running around in the Iron Man universe Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr. and Co. have created onscreen. Just wouldn’t fit.

Unless, of course, you brought in The Mandarin as the villain for Iron Man 3… He could have an armored bodyguard whose suit was designed in the style of a fearsome ancient Chinese dragon named (you know it!) Fin Fang Foom…

For now, what we can definitely do is talk at length about how cool (or not) this concept art for Fin Fang Foom is! We can also keep our eyes peeled for the Easter egg moment in Iron Man 2 where Foom shows up onscreen and cheer for it, much to the bewilderment of the non-fanboys in theater.

Iron Man 2 will be in theaters May 7, 2010.

Source: Super Robot Mayhem

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  1. I think FFF should have been real, big, and green and appeared in the Thor movie. That would have been a good fit.

    and why does everything Adi Granov draw look so brush metal and polished? FFF looks like something Apple would make.

  2. I think the design looks awesome! I still don't think he will actually appear in the movie besides on the billboard but who knows.

  3. I concur that you can't have a giant dragon running around the Iron Man universe but apparently it's OK to intermingle Norse Gods into it. I'm very apprehensive about how they will work in the Thor story arc.

  4. Smartass,

    This article by our own Rob Keyes explains a possible scenario for that!

    http://screenrant.com/iron-man-thor-team-avenge

  5. FOOOM!!! could easily work as a techno-organic creature that is being controlled by the Mandarin with the Ten Rings. The Ten Rings being of alien technology makes sense especially in this day in time where we are finding all sorts of evidence of extraterrestrial technology being an influence on the world past,present and more than likely, the future. Not many people know that there are actually pyramids in China too. Maybe they can build on some aspects of that and have it have something to do with the Ten Rings and…FOOOM!!!

  6. i dig the artwork . i wonder if this version of Fing Fang Foom will appear anywhere else, be it Comics ?? or the IM2 Video Game ??
    i dont know, a fanboy can dream cant he?

  7. well done sir. i like it.

  8. FOOOM!!! is a living conscious being in the comics and also has the ability to talk. It may a be a stretch but if he ends up in Iron Man 3, I don't want him to be like a mindless robot, he needs to be a conscious sentient being from the start. Ultron on the other hand becomes sentient and is not a living being although Ultron would destroy me if he heard me say that.

  9. this looks fantastic not even compared with the original (ugly) FFF i love this concept its crazy

  10. Norse gods in a science and tech based movie isn't a long stretch when you think of parallel universe,alternate dimensions, and sub-atomic exploration. Although pseudo-sciences, researchers are getting closer everyday to proving that there other dimensions of existence. When you research many cultures and religions of Africa,Asia, the Americas and some parts of Europe(Especially Scandinavia & Celtic areas) through practice of Runes and shamanism, people have been in communication with beings of other dimensions for thousands of years. Call them demons if your a religious fanatic if you will but many of these beings are benevolent and are apart of and sometimes inseparable form the people themselves. Many of these beings are “protectors of the land and its people”. Yoruba(and its branches)of Nigeria is one of the greatest examples of systematic numerology and shamanism that science is measuring out and its definite influence on human life and events. Its easy to bring these issues into a movie about Thor and Asgard. Especially with places like Stonehenge and the speculation that it was once a “Stargate” to other dimensions. Some people still practice RUNES and say they communicate with the gods such as Odin. Whether it's real or can be proven is just as speculative as an actual IRON MAN in the real world. I personally have seen some phenomenal things with my own eyes in the realm of Santeria and Yoruba, so I personally know it is real.

  11. As far as dragons being real. The idea had to come from somewhere, the human mind can only create from references. A dragon that flies and breathes fire is kind of still of far stretch from a simple lizard. Somebody saw something somewhere that most of us haven't seen, let alone the depiction of dragons in almost every culture.

  12. FING FANG FOOM AND MANDARIN IN IRON MAN THREE FOR THE WIN!!!!

  13. Hey Ulik and well anyone else interested check this link;

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/view-witte

  14. The art work for Foom looks great to me. But what I really like and appreciate is the fact the people making the movie acknowledgment of the fans. I'm not even that much of a Iron Man fan as far as the comics goes. But it's definitely the little things like easter eggs or little nods that goes a long way when comes to the fan base.

  15. cool design(s).. Granov is such a great artist..

  16. As ridiculous as it may seem, going by the artwork at the top, I wouldnt mind seeing FFF turn up in Iron Man 3. There might be someway to work it in.

  17. @ the old man, WOW!!! thanks for showing us that. It's incredible!! String Theory is an amazing concept although still a theory, simple evidences of life here on earth in nature already show the answers. Sometimes the answers are so simple that they become complicated or hard to explain. For example, reflection is one of first simple keys to revelations in dimensions. “As above, so below” everything out there is here to in some way. The incredible thing is particle exploration! When we study sub-atomic particles they become smaller and smaller until you're eventually on the opposite side from where you started. The other side is another dimension!!! Like he said, dimensions are apart of nature and they reflect themselves in so many ways in nature. We're very close my friends to discovery of other dimensions through science. Although I conclude that the “friends of nature” such as the shamans of the Americas and Africa have already done it thousands of years ago. This science could easily be adapted for Thor and Asgard.

  18. All of human knowledge is just a theory. To a scientist it's better to talk in terms of likelihood. Saying this or that is certain is almost certain to get you into trouble… ;)

  19. Your welcome…

  20. Ulik: Thanks for this train of thought – this is really fascinating. I love this kind of stuff.

    Old Man: Thanks for the link!

  21. @ the old man, WOW!!! thanks for showing us that. It's incredible!! String Theory is an amazing concept although still a theory, simple evidences of life here on earth in nature already show the answers. Sometimes the answers are so simple that they become complicated or hard to explain. For example, reflection is one of first simple keys to revelations in dimensions. “As above, so below” everything out there is here to in some way. The incredible thing is particle exploration! When we study sub-atomic particles they become smaller and smaller until you're eventually on the opposite side from where you started. The other side is another dimension!!! Like he said, dimensions are apart of nature and they reflect themselves in so many ways in nature. We're very close my friends to discovery of other dimensions through science. Although I conclude that the “friends of nature” such as the shamans of the Americas and Africa have already done it thousands of years ago. This science could easily be adapted for Thor and Asgard.

  22. Your welcome…

  23. Ulik: Thanks for this train of thought – this is really fascinating. I love this kind of stuff.

    Old Man: Thanks for the link!

  24. fing fang foom was in iron man 1, the poster apears during the Mrk2 flight test scene. heres a screen cap. http://twitpic.com/19pks1 look upper left corner. feel free to use this photo if there is an update.

  25. haha nice catch.

  26. yeah, not another fiasco like Bane in Batman & Robin.

  27. Fing Fang Foom definitely wasn’t in the movie.

  28. a big talking dragon will be in the new hobbit movie that is coming out next year or 2012.maybe they were going to use fff with ironman but found out about the hobbit movie and went in another direction.a cartoon version of the hobbit came out in the 70′s,my dad has it in his video collection.

  29. i googled hobbit and the movie will be out in 2012,the dragons name is smaug from the hobbit.in the cartoon hobbit from the 70′s the dragon talked but i have no idea what they will do with the new movie in 2012.if ironman used fing fang foom it will never be seen by the public as an original idea,being original is the hallmark of marvel.

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