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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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
Oh my goodness gracious. I saw Iron Man last night, truly incredible. I was walking out waiting for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers live action film THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. Pumped for 2010.....2 more years!-
Movieraider321 on May 2, 2008
lololol iron man will become just like the spider man movie "series" Silly americans and their sequals. *sigh*
ramez on May 2, 2008
This makes me think they should retitle them "Spider Boy" and "Iron the F@cking MAN".
Djo. on May 2, 2008
fuck iron man it was shit rdj the fucking junkie
john on May 2, 2008
hes already out of shape?
harrison on May 2, 2008
I can't wait to see a sequel. I have nothing negative to say about this movie besides I want to see more. XD A sequel (done right, of course) would be freakin' awesome.
Ace on May 2, 2008
Can't wait, the second is going to do absolutely huge box office, like $120 the first weekend. and it will have staying power.
Keith on May 2, 2008
This may have been the first time in ages that I saw a mainstream film (not just a superhero film) where I actually wanted a sequel immediately as the credits rolled. Very enjoyable, very balanced.
Rahat on May 3, 2008
Very good news. I very good film that definitley took a chance and succeed. Just not a manufactured product like the other superhero movies.
Ryan on May 3, 2008
War Machine can't come soon enough. For the other Marvel movies, I thought a sequel was probably expected, although not fully necessary, but with this, it's just required. Maybe they have an all out mayhem scene at the end with WM and IM fighting together against some tough baddies.
Alfredo on May 3, 2008
Sequels are good for movies like Iron Man/Batman begins, it is nice to have something where the whole long origin stuff is done and have asskicking from minute 1 with these characters
interl0per on May 4, 2008
im really looking forward to seeing a sequel for this movie i saw Iron Man twice this week end and i would go see it again but need to save my money for speed racer next week, i really hope they go with the Alcohol story i think that would make the most sense and would be perfect for the 2nd one. The first one warrants a sequel for sure.
Curtis on May 4, 2008
I saw the Iron Man movie when it came out, but did stay after the credits .........what was shown afterwards ????????
Delonte on May 6, 2008
This movie was well done. Jon Favreau did an excellent job filming this movie, exploring Tony Stark/Iron Man's origins told with current events in the real world. It's obvious that many expected for this movie to fail in the box office, or to join the other MARVEL films. Well, ladies & gentlemen; hope that things go on the right track with MARVEL Studios. And with Iron Man 2 on its way in 2010, we can all enjoy Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in The Incredible Hulk, and why not support that movie as well? All for the good of; The Avengers.
Tony on May 6, 2008
I took my grandson to see this movie, he thought it was great. I enjoyed it but found it lacking against other movies of this kind. I am awaiting the new Indiana Jones movie which I think will be great.
Christine Morrison on May 7, 2008
I like this movie allot, its an all around great movie! But why did marvel stray from the original story line. Sure it's the same story as the original except the theme and the bad guy are different from what I understand. The Iron Man cartoon movie that came out last year was the way the real story went. There has to be a reason why they took the Mandarin Out of the films story and why it takes place in the middle-east. Hint* I hope marvel didnt get funds for this film from the US government. Or maybe some one high up insisted not to use a Chinese theme for the film right now, considering all these issue's with China recently.
jonny5 on May 7, 2008
rdj is the most fucking super hero one can take!!!!!!the film is good but it should be titled 'iron man -the most mature hero!!!ever!!!!'
rohit on May 15, 2008
Silly Americans?? Last time I checked Spider Man 2, got 4 stars and that means its a classic. It was the first comic book movie to get that kind of ratings. Get yor facts straight. What about THE GODFATHER? LORD OF THE RINGS? I mean hey, some sequels are turkeys but some are the best of the series. Poor casting job on Spider Man 3, Venom's character voice was crap all together, didnt intimidate me at all. Iron Man was the shit, and I dont know what is possible for a sequel but lets see what happens. I just cant wait for Transformers 2 to come out.
SWERVE on Aug 9, 2008
I can't wait to see iron man 2 I loved the first one along with my husband and son. I just hope that the second is atleast as good as the first
mjfadeley on Oct 3, 2008
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