The top three most talked about movies at Comic-Con were Iron Man 2, Avatar and District 9. In fact, Screen Rant Editor Vic Holtreman wrote an article yesterday talking about the results of a poll we ran on the site to determine which movie people were looking forward to the most from what was shown at Comic-Con. It was no surprise to see Iron Man 2 at the top of the list.
At San Diego Comic-Con two years ago, Jon Favreau brought some ridiculously cool footage of the first Iron Man and blew everyone out of their seats with it. This began the road to success for that film and the franchise. The hope was that he would do the same this year and from what Vic reported on during the Con, he succeeded in that goal (read: Exceeding Fan Expectations).
Well wouldn't you know it? There has yet to be a single leak of that footage online, which is quite impressive in this digital age. To paraphrase J. Jonah Jameson in Spiderman, "If we can get a picture of Julia Roberts in a thong,..." then surely we can find a copy of that footage on the internet! Well as it turns out, comic book movie fans are far more loyal than Hollywood would gives us credit.
Well, our buddies at Coming Soon and Screen Crave, Silas Lesnick and Mali Elfman respectively, got together with some of their Con friends and reenacted the entire footage montage, sans special effects (apparently most of their budget went to Silas's Tony Stark goatee, the guy playing Nick Fury's eye patch and the dude as Justin Hammer's sunglasses). It's a humorous piece and the folks who worked on it did a great job.
Watch the video below and enjoy.
Well, it's nothing like the real thing, but until Favreau and the studio decide to release the real thing, it will have to do.
Iron Man 2 blasts its way onto screens May 7, 2010.