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