"Iron Man 2" is the follow up to the hit movie "Iron Man." The film follows the further adventures of billionaire Tony Stark in his bid to atone for his mistakes as a weapons manufacturer. In this action packed sequel, Tony finds himself at the center of a competition with his long-time rival Justin Hammer and the center of attention due to his revelation about his secret high-flying identity, the superhero known as Iron Man.
However, Tony's life gets complicated when the son of his father's rival manages to duplicate his weapons technology and begins seeking revenge in the form of super-villain Whiplash. A sort of son versus son battle develops on multiple fronts, and both Tony and Iron Man are tested in a few different ways. As if those scenarios were not difficult enough, Tony also begins to have adverse reactions to the power source embedded in his chest.
Tony begins to trek on a downward spiral from the beginning of the film, because he believes the very technology he created to save lives will end up costing him his own. He even allows Colonel Rhodes to escape with a duplicate version of the Iron Man armor that comic book fans will recognize as War Machine. It is not until the head of a secret government agency called SHIELD, the mysterious Nick Fury, shows up that Tony Stark realizes his father was on the verge of discovering something much bigger than the repulsor technology used in the Iron Man suit.
Meanwhile, Justin Hammer and Whiplash join forces. The partnership produces more mayhem than anyone was prepared for and Iron and War Machine are called into action to deal with the potential catastrophe. The result is a no holds barred special effects heavy battle that forces both men to put aside their differences in order to deal with the villains of the story.
At the core, "Iron Man 2" is more than just an accompanying setup for more superhero movies. Tony Stark and the rest of the characters are forced to answer questions about themselves and their relationships that will define them for decades to come. The result is a journey that plays out through several battle sequences. The movie also introduces a few characters that will play important roles in future films with Nick Fury and Black Widow. However, Tony Stark needs to conquer his own demons before fighting for others.
(WARNING! Though it couldn't be much more strongly implied by the headline, the following contains probable spoilers. If you adamantly want the trailer left a thrilling surprise, turn back now. First, last, only warning.) Ain't It Cool News purports to have an inside track from a contributor named Dr. Evil on a forthcoming Disney/Marvel trailer for May 2013's "Iron Man 3." Even the site isn't treating it as gospel truth, but there's a statement of faith behind it.
Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, has always been a little ostentatious. After all, we're talking about a guy who chose gold and hot rod red for his suit of armor. But the newest Iron Man armor for "Iron Man 3," revealed this weekend at Comic-Con, might be a bit TOO showy. Since the convention began, all of the past suits of Iron Man armor used in the movies, from "Iron Man" to "Iron Man 2" to "The Avengers," have been on display. Today they were joined by the newest suit of armor, the one that will be used in the upcoming "Iron Man 3," which is in production now.
Last week we shared some leaked photos from the set of "Iron Man 3" with you, revealing a potential hero/villain in the movie that we previously didn't know about: Iron Patriot. That raised a number of questions, though, especially considering that Norman Osborn, a Spider-Man character, was the one who created and wore that suit of armor in the comics. Since the Spider-Man rights belong elsewhere, he couldn't appear in "Iron Man 3" legally, so what gives? And is that James Badge Dale in the suit? That's even more confusing! As it turns out, neither Norman Osborn in any way, shape or form will be in "Iron Man 3.