Iron Man 2 Villains, TV Spot & Robert Downey Jr.

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 11th, 2014 at 9:28 am,

iron man 2 villans and tv spot Iron Man 2 Villains, TV Spot & Robert Downey Jr.

The release of Screen Rant’s most anticipated film of 2010 is a mere three weeks away and we’re starting to see more and more little news items and tidbits pop up in the media as the marketing machine runs on full.

Iron Man 2 is set to kick off this summer with its May 7th release date and if you’re as excited as we are about its release, check out these Iron Man 2 updates. We have the latest Iron Man 2 TV spot, a video about the villains of the Iron Man sequel and a little quote from Robert Downey Jr. about a memento he’s kept from the movies and what he’d like to add to his personal collection.

First, the new TV spot which spends a big portion its short runtime focusing on the introduction (read:battle) between Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash and Robert Downey Jr.’s briefcase armor on the race track.

Iron MAn 2 TV Spot #9

Meet the villains of Iron Man 2 with this ET exclusive “Iron Man Mondays” report on the characters of Whiplash and Justin Hammer, played by Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell respectively. The video doesn’t reveal too much new as we already knew about Mickey Rourke’s adventure to Russia to bring authenticity to his character, but it does feature little interview snippets with Rourke, Rockwell and Downey Jr.

Source: ET

How much of a fan is Robert Downey Jr. of the Iron Man character, a role that not only saved his career but made it? Well, he’s got an Iron Man head at his house.

“I have an Iron Man head at home and various other bits downstairs but my home isn’t a shrine to Iron Man. But I think it’s cool.”

Downey then went on to add how proud he is to be the playing the character.

“It’s mind-blowing to me because I’d always felt like I wanted to – and could – do something like this. I have probably taken ‘Iron Man 2′ more seriously than any other movie I’ve ever done, which is appropriately ridiculous for Hollywood.”

“The producers keep telling me that they’re going to give me a suit with all the bells and whistles but I still don’t have it. I don’t know, maybe I should get it in my contract. It would be great to have one at home – a talking point.”

Source: Monsters and Critics

Last but not least, the Iron Man 2 premiere had to be moved from its original location in London, to LA due to a certain volcanic eruption which you may have heard about. The premiere was initially planned for April 25th and an official press release will come from Marvel soon on the matter.

Let’s hope those ash clouds disappear sooner rather than later so folks going to and from the disrupted locations can safely get to where they need to be.

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That’s it for this Iron Man 2 news round-up. Iron Man 2 is directed by Jon Favreau and opens on May 7th, 2010.

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  1. if i was the the guy playing Tony Stark, i would have it on my contract that i want one of the prop suits for my own…. :)

  2. Yeah… THE Superhero movie that all Superhero movies should aspire to be. Not only because of the “effects” but casting, acting, directing, storytelling (so far), etc.

    When anyone makes a Superhero movie this is the mold to use.

  3. Sorry dude, Batman Begins is the modern day superhero movie mold.

  4. I tend to disagree. It was a “niche” film and good for “Batman”. Other then that IM and by looks IM2 is nothing like BB. Be it tone, characterization, filming style etc.

    If I were making a Superhero film I would not look to BB unless of course I was making a dark (and I mean dark) movie.

    IM looked good in any setting. War torn middle eastern country, playboy nightlife, characters, and overall acting. We got to see the Hero (Tony Stark) and the Superhero (Ironman).

    BB barely scratched the surface of a deep and complex character. IM did pretty well setting us up to not only care about IM, but Tony Stark, Rhodey, and even to a degree Pepper, and Shield. They mooshed almost a lifetime of comics into one movie. They did it very well from effects, story, acting directing etc.

    Dont get me wrong I sport a Batman tattoo, and would go see Batman over IM… however IM “worked” a lot better then BB.

  5. I'm going to probably agree with you on that concerning Iron Man since Nolan's approach to Batman never really screamed “superhero,” but just more like a crime-drama with more elaborate costumes and gadgets. I don't doubt that Nolan could play a more straight-up superhero movie, but that wouldn't be his style.

  6. I really ejoyed the first movie. I cant wait to get to see the latest Iron man.

  7. Thing is I would LOVE to see a Batman movie done in part using his Detective skills. I mean we saw part of it when he did the ballistics testing. However to track down a serial killer even if its a sidebar to the main movie would be cool.

    I concur I do not see Batman as a “Superhero”. A hero… The super part comes from his knowledge, training, etc. something that is hard to translate.

    The first movie and his interaction with Ra's was great. While I enjoyed the second movie it wasnt a “Batman” movie as much as it was a Joker movie. (still not a bad thing).

    However with IM it (from the begining) was written with Tony (and others) in mind. The Batman movies dont feel that way. Which is fine.. heck I can take a Batman movie with nothing but Batman, Alfred/Lucious a “Major” Villain then a detective sidebar. I dont need Bruce Wayne…. 😀