It’s not much, and yet it’s a whole lot. After about two weeks into production on Iron Man 2, director Jon Favreau has given us a first glimpse at a little something.
USA Today has been blessed with the first official still from the film, set to open on May 7, 2010–a year from next Thursday. It’s really not much to look at. We’ve got Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), in his work clothes, with his glowy blue heart thing sticking out of his shirt, and he’s looking concerned. It’s right over there on the left. If you click it, it’ll get bigger!
But hey, what’s that in the background?? It looks like we’ve got a whole lot of fancy-looking new Iron Man suits just kinda sitting there. So, to be honest, that’s really kinda cool. Everything else, however, kinda makes it look like this might as well be a shot from the first movie. It’s not really anything to make you geek out and lose your mind.
Oh, but there’s a little more. Favreau spoke to USA Today about the nifty things that he’s doing with this film and just a teensy bit of the kind of stuff we can expect.
He tells us that the film takes place six months after Stark has revealed his identity as Iron Man, and there’s going to be a little more to it than simply people knowing that he’s Iron Man. “How many superheroes are open about their true identities? We wanted to play with that idea. But it obviously has consequences–in his relationships, on the team. There are a lot of areas we can explore.”
So there you have it. Not much, but it’s kinda cool. When the pics of Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke start rolling out, and I can believe that all that is real, then I’ll start getting really excited. For right now, I invite Mr. Favreau to keep making his film and to keep me updated. You’re a sweetheart, Jon. Thanks.