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And he has had prior experience interacting with comic-book characters.
New Iron Man Armor Revealed!
Entertainment Weekly has revealed the Mark III costume from director Jon Favreau's Iron Man designed by Oscar-winning F/X guru Stan Winston.
Opening May 2, 2008, the comic book adaptation stars Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Leslie Bibb and Bill Smitrovich.
"This is a decidedly adult superhero story," Favreau told the magazine. "Robert was very bullish on wearing the suit whenever possible. "Now I don't know if he's such a fan of that idea."
Nice, although I'm not sure about that pose.
Also going back to this pic,
JF gave some background on it:
The light you see in the photo on Robert's chest in the USA Today article is the chest piece glowing through his shirt. He is in captivity and forging the mask of the Mark 1.
So now we need to see what the Mark II suit looks like?
Images of the Iron Monger Armor and filming from IESB.net
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It looks like he's getting ready to say
When I first heard about the casting for Stark, I was really confused. I mean, I see the parallels and such but it struck me as pretty weird at first. But I really think Robert Downey Jr. is a great actor, so I trust that his range is sufficient to do something fairly far afield from what he's done before (not much of an action guy, you know). Could be really good.
-sj loves kevin spacey
-sj loves robert downey jr!
Iron Man Set Visit
PLAYA VISTA, California ? He has waged war on terrorists, alien dragons and Soviet supersoldiers alike. He's traveled to battlefields on Earth and beyond and been near death too many times to count. And now, Iron Man is getting his own movie.
And what a movie it's shaping up to be.
MTV News visited the set of the Ã¼ber-secretive superhero flick Wednesday, getting an eyeful of the elaborate sets, high-powered stars and the iconic Iron Man mask itself. If you're a geek, you know how big this is. If you're a popcorn-lover who digs movies like the "Spider-Man" and "X-Men" flicks, trust us: This is the one you'll be dying to see when it opens May 2, 2008.
"I've always been a big fan of comics ? only Marvel comics actually, strangely," grins Robert Downey Jr., explaining what motivation an Oscar-nominated actor has to join the ranks of illustrated leading men like Tobey Maguire and Hugh Jackman. "I always felt like Tony Stark was one of the great characters."
These days, Downey is living out a childhood fantasy by immersing himself in that character. Transformed by a sharp suit, purple dress shirt and triangular goatee, he strikes a pose in the middle of the leather-and-glass-dominated Stark Enterprises office. It's as if we're eyeballing a freshly inked comic panel.
Stark's Trump-worthy office is a masterpiece of glass, leather and wood, overlooking a massive mural of a downtown-somewhere view. The minimalist look is broken up by airplane models, a big-screen plasma TV, and a framed diploma reminding us that "Anthony Edward Stark" received his physics and aeronautical degrees from MIT. Nearby, trophies (the Space Quest Award) and books ("The Tao of Physics") remind us that we're dealing with a hero as agile mentally as he is physically. To drive that point home ? almost too hilariously ? is a Photoshopped picture of a teenage Downey hanging with an '80s-era Bill Gates.
"[Stark is] a bit conflicted about the ramifications of weapons and what it means [to build them] in today's temperature and political climate," Downey explains. "And then he does something unusual."
As fans of the invincible one know, that unusual action yields an impregnable, red-and-gold suit of armor that blesses him with powers to rival any superhero. And when director Jon Favreau (see "Have Doubts About The 'Iron Man' Movie? Jon Favreau Wants To Hear Them") walks in carrying the trademark mask, the chills are reminiscent of the first time you saw Superman fly across a movie screen or Spidey slinging his web.
"We picked Robert because of his acting ability ? and when you put this on, it really shines through," the "Swingers" star-turned-director beams, teasing Downey.
Activating a button near the mask, the Iron icon springs to life, shining lights out of each eye. Sleek, metallic and intimidating, the mask walks a fine line between the practicality of Green Goblin and the homespun warmth of the Rocketeer.
"The part that attracts me to Iron Man is he's not really a superhero," Favreau explains. "He's just an inventor and a normal mortal who wasn't bit by a radioactive bug or shot with gamma rays or anything. He's a guy who invents a suit, and he uses his mind to create the persona of the superhero he plays."
As for the rest of the outfit, Downey reveals that it takes three men to put it on him, while Favreau adds: "Robert is very good with the suit. ... [Iron Man] flies, he can shoot repulsor beams out of the palms of his hands and out of his chest. He has a lot of little gadgets that are rigged up into the armor, using other Stark technologies that are used on weapons systems for aircraft."
On this day, a dark-haired Gwyneth Paltrow (as sharp-tongued secretary Pepper Potts) and chrome-domed Jeff Bridges (Stark rival Obadiah Stane) are having an intense conversation at Stark's computer. In the adjoining entranceway
That guy interviewing them was annoying.
that sequence with the F-22's sounds awesome
I want this movie now.... Only 1 year to go.
*hopes for a teaser trailer before the end of the summer*
Samuel L Jackson is Nick Fury!!!
Ain't It Cool News is reporting that 1408 star Samuel L. Jackson will be shooting scenes as iconic super spy Nick Fury on the set of Iron Man today. It doesn't say how big his role is, but we would assume it's a cameo of sorts.
What is also interesting, is that Nick Fury was one of the films Marvel Studios announced as one of the projects for its new independent film slate. The movie, based on the superhero with military roots, has screenwriter Andrew Marlowe attached. Will Jackson's role be expanded into a full movie? We'll have to wait and see.
Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges, opens May 2, 2008.
Yeah no one saw this one coming eventually.
Well it is nice to get some confirmation
Damn, Robert Downey Jr. sure has Tony Stark pegged. Although I wish there was armor in the background of the picture. After all its part of the cast right?
Iron Man Wraps Up Principal Photography
Iron Man director Jon Favreau has announced the end of principal photography on his MySpace group, and indirectly confirmed Hilary Swank might have a cameo in the film:
Principal photography ended with a huge bang as we filmed the final scenes of Iron Man in Caesar's Palace. As many of you already know, gambling is a casino's top priority. A production can not interfere with their cash cow. As a result, movies must shoot during the dead hours, no matter if it's Swingers or Rain Man. We were given a window of midnight to one the next afternoon to do all of our work. Part of our strategy to prepare for these ungodly hours was to stay up as late as possible the night before and sleep as late as possible. I did half the plan. The wrong half. I stayed out until 7AM and then woke up four hours later. After motoring through the delerium of a sleepless shooting marathon, I am proud to report that we have handily completed our movie on time and on budget. What a great way to end.
I would also like to thank Ceasars for their hospitality, generosity, and Swank accomodations.
Meanwhile, a possible new promo site has gone up at StarkIronWorks.com
The May 2, 2008 release stars Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges.
This confirms rumors that Hillary Swank was having a cameo in the film. Here are 2 reports on the IMDB boards from what 2 people saw during the filming:
Hillary Swank has a cameo as a SHIELD AGENT today by aek6000 9 hours ago (Mon Jun 25 2007 12:19:14)
This mourning here in vegas they were filming abunch of scenes at ceasers. It looks like some sort of party scene. Hillary Swank has a small cameo as a SHIELD AGENT im not sure which one but in the scene she was hanging on Tonys arm and talking about SHIELD. From what I heard it sounds like SHIELD is being created in this film. I didnt bring my camera but there were a few people filming everything. I dont have any sources there is no web site or whatever but I was at ceasers and they were filming so your gonna have to go by my word and hope im not some stupid fan boy lol.
Anyways anyone know which agent she might be playing? by the way faverau was in the scene, but no sam jackson that I could see.
Hilary Swank has a small part by mfrsig 9 hours ago (Mon Jun 25 2007 11:48:29)
They were filming a scene at Caesars Palace in Vegas this morning - Hilary Swank was on set. She has small part apparently. She was hanging on Downy, Jr's arm while he shot craps. Director Favreau is in the scene also, as a casino pit boss.
It was funny, I was filming what I could with my digital camera, but one of the crew kept going out of his way to stand in front of me. They can't stop you, it isn't against casino rules from where I was standing, but they want to keep it off youtube or something.
Now if they can just go really quickly through post so we can have this movie as quickly as possible...
Robert's gotta Dave Navarro thing going there.
i'm actually glad they have 10 months for post production. it means they're not going to be rushed