Iron Man 2 Already On Track for 2010?!
Tomorrow we'll be talking about the prospective future of Iron Man and other plans, but until then, we've got this brief announcement for those who are just getting home from showings of Iron Man. If you're like me at all, you walked out of that movie already anticipating the sequel. If this is what Jon Favreau pulled off in this one - just imagine how much ass kicking their will be in the sequel! Good news! The buzz and performance of Iron Man so far has convinced Marvel to already start work on the sequel! While it's not 100% official, reports from the red carpet have arrived over the week and it seems it's on track to be released in 2010 this same week.
Two separate reports from the Los Angeles premiere of Iron Man confirm that plans are in place to get Iron Man 2 up and running by May of 2010. The first comes from IESB who caught up with Robert Downey Jr's trainer Brad Bose. He told them that he's already planning to start training with Robert again to get him in shape in just five months. This means we can expect production to begin sometime in early 2009. While this isn't exactly the most legitimate way to confirm that a sequel is in the works, some official confirmation comes from Entertainment Tonight (via Empire).
ET spoke with Paramount's CEO Brad Grey and was told that if all goes well this opening weekend, that the second will come out the same weekend in 2010. Now there is some official confirmation. I'm already getting excited! I was so mesmerized by everything in this first Iron Man that I'm more than excited to see where they go with the sequel. War Machine? Mandarin? All of the above? How about you - how excited for the sequel already are you? It's interesting that there is talk this early - but then again, there's enough buzz that this is guaranteed to be a huge hit this weekend. See you again in 2010 Tony Stark!
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