Iron Man 2 Behind the Scenes plus Black Widow Spinoff?

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iron man 2 scarlett johansson as black widow Iron Man 2 Behind the Scenes plus Black Widow Spinoff?

Here are some notes from the Iron Man 2 press conference that took place in LA today. It was attended by producer Kevin Feige, director Jon Favreau, writer Justin Theroux, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Mickey Rourke.

Some background about the film was revealed through questions from the press as well as an interesting possibility about Scarlett Johansson’s character in the film.

Kevin Feige stated that Iron Man 2 takes place before Incredible Hulk. That’s already been talked about but he confirmed it. He also said there’s a clue towards the end of Iron Man 2 that indicates that (I’ve seen the film and I missed it).

Justin Thereoux said that it was a “heavily improvisational set” when asked about how close to the script the production was. A lot of modifications were made on the fly due to the nature of the cast.

Don Cheadle said that the Mark II (sliver) armor was actually metal as opposed to the familiar Mark III worn by Robert, which was fiberglass. That made it quite a bit more uncomfortable and hard to work in.

When asked about the inspiration for Mickey Rourke’s character Jon Favreau stated that Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises was an inspiration for Rourke’s character. He wanted to take a character who in the comics wore tights and had a purple feather sticking out of his head in the comics and make him “technical.”

Favreau also said that he tried to keep the story simple and not have the film suffer from “villainitis”. He brought Rourke and Rockwell together early so their story would be more of a single intertwining story – same with Scarlett and the Pepper/Stark relationship. That way there weren’t 5 different arcs going on.

One thing that Kevin Feige was very clear about is the fact that a Black Widow spinoff starring Scarlett is a definitely possibility.

Finally when asked about the DVD release, Jon Favreau stated that the Iron Man 2 Blu-ray will have commentaries in addition to a ton of extra features (there were no commentaries on the first Iron Man Blu-ray).

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  1. A spin-off? Unlikely. A S.H.I.E.L.D. movie? More likely.

  2. A spin-off of Black Widow? Unlikely. A S.H.I.E.L.D. movie with both Nick Fury and Black Widow? More likely.

  3. That's a good idea. I never really “got” the idea of a single Nick Fury film–though I admit I'm not very familiar with the character from the comics–but a film called S.H.I.E.L.D. or some such deal would work. I think they'd just need to squeeze Michael Chiklis in there as a cameo. :)

  4. Oh, Vic, not going to ask for details about IM2, but I'll hazard a yes-no question. Does it live up to the hype?

  5. Whoa Whoa Whoa wait a sec, YOU saw IM2 already? I'm extremly jealous right now, but like histeachn said, does it live up to the hype?

  6. I'm sorry – I can't quite make out what you're saying. :)

    Not allowed to say anything for a few days, fellas.

  7. Did they leave it open for a sequel or possibly some spin-offs?


  8. Black Widow solo movie..? I don't see it happening..

  9. Throw in Olivia Munn as Maria Hill (assuming that's who she might be playing.) and you could easily make a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie with all those characters.

  10. I dont know if there will be a Black Widow film,
    I just know if they build it I will come.

  11. Wait a minute now, Vic are you holding out on us!?!?!

  12. A $60 million one could be quite nice. I don't see it as big summer blockbuster material though…

  13. Dude, so not fair…but it's only 13 days away, so I think I can wait.

  14. A Hawkeye-Fury-Black Widow movie makes more sense to me :)

  15. A year ago I thought I saw somewheres that Black Widow would lead a covert black ops of B-list Avengers team in the comics. Now that would be very cool to see on screen as an end of summer popcorn movie. But Black Widow as the main character, hardly enough fanboys care. When was the last ongoing series she had? I like Natasha, though i think she is a great secondary character. She has very diverse connections with a lot of top tier Marvel characters.
    My question is, are her origins still stemming from the super soldier serum in the Cold War era? If they have changed that, I will have felt cheated of a significant tie in that greatly builds up her momentum in later movies.
    BTW Hawkeye kills Black Widow very easily in the Ultimates comic when she turns out to be a traitor. Wonder if that might have a bearing in how this all plays out.

  16. Vic, my friend, unless you want to see a grown 350 lb. black man cry, you'd better give us something. Come on, man, it's not a pretty sight! (starts to sniff) :-)