Iron Man 2


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Release Date: April 30, 2010
Studio: Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios
Director: Jon Favreau
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard,
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Not Available
Review: Not Available
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: Not Available
Movie Poster: Not Available
Production Stills: Not Available
Plot Summary: A sequel to the first Iron Man movie.
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Marvel this morning released its First Quarter 2008 numbers this morning, and along with them, news that officially, an Iron Man sequel is slated for 2010 along with Thor, and two “Avenger-themed” movies in summer of 2011: Captain America (May) and The Avengers (July).

Matthew Vaughn was announced as the director last August.

That’s the fan-pleasing news. The rest…something of a mixed bag. From the Associated Press:
Marvel Entertainment Inc., which licenses comic book characters for films and consumer products, said Monday its first-quarter profit dipped 3 percent partly on lower licensing segment sales.

The company, whose characters include Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, reported earnings slipped to $45.2 million, or 58 cents per share, compared with $46.8 million, or 54 cents per share, in the previous year.

The per share discrepancy is due to more shares outstanding in the prior year.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial expected a profit of 43 cents per share. Estimates typically exclude one-time items.

For the period ended March 31, revenue declined 26 percent to $112.6 million from $151.4 million, but beat Wall Street's estimate of $111.7 million.

Licensing segment sales, which now include results from its deal with Hasbro, fell on lower revenue from its Spider-Man merchandising joint venture with Sony and a significant drop in Hasbro income, which fell to $8.3 million from $20.8 million, in the same quarter last year.

Publishing revenue edged down 4 percent to $26.5 million, while losses in its film production segment narrowed to $2 million from $3 million a year earlier.
Notable among the reports is that publishing declined – the first time the division has shown a slip compared to its previous year’s numbers in recent memory. The company also announced that it would no longer release its toy division as its own report, but instead, toy segment numbers would now be recorded within the company’s Licensing segment.

From Marvel’s report:

Marvel today updated its feature film slate strategy and plans for the next three years, locking in key release windows for its character franchises. In order to focus its attention on maximizing the success of an Iron Man sequel and the launch of Thor in the summer of 2010 and because Marvel believes that the summer is the optimal time to launch a new property, the Company will not release a self produced film in 2009. Marvel plans to launch its 2010 film slate with the release of the sequel, Iron Man 2, on April 30, 2010, followed by the launch of Thor on June 4, 2010. Additionally, Marvel is planting its feature film stakes for summer 2011 with an Avengers-themed summer – a two-picture project which will debut on May 6, 2011 with The First Avenger: Captain America (working title), followed by The Avengers in July 2011.

Marvel’s Chairman, Morton Handel, commented, “Adjusting for the strong year-ago contribution from the Spider-Man JV, Marvel’s Q1 2008 operating results continued to demonstrate strong global demand for consumer products based on the Company’s portfolio of characters. Marvel’s self-produced feature film slate launched this past weekend with a performance that firmly establishes Iron Man as a major new film franchise, and the Company eagerly awaits the June premiere of The Incredible Hulk, Marvel’s second self-produced film. In addition, Marvel has been investing in other important areas of growth such as the Internet where, to lead the Company’s newly formed Global Digital Media Group, Marvel recently announced the hiring of Ira Rubenstein. Marvel has a strong foundation to build from, and the Company is adding infrastructure to maximize these opportunities.”

By segment:


Net sales for the Spider-Man JV [joint venture] declined to $29.7 million in Q1 2008, versus $56.9 million in Q1 2007. The year-over-year decline in JV net sales was anticipated, as the high level of net sales in Q1 2007 was triggered by “on shelf dates” related to the May 2007 release of Spider-Man III. This decline was offset in part by increases in domestic and international consumer products licensing, as well as from a higher level of license revenue from Marvel Studios related to the Spider-Man, X-Men and Fantastic Four movie properties. Marvel’s Q1 2008 Licensing segment operating income results also reflect settlement payments from two licensees in connection with the termination of their respective interactive license agreements. The settlements totaled $19 million and were recorded as other income. Operating margin in the Licensing segment was 101% in Q1 2008, reflecting the benefit of these settlement payments included in operating income but not included in net sales. The operating margin for the Licensing segment was 83% in Q1 2007.


Marvel’s Publishing Segment net sales declined by $1.0 million or 4% to $26.5 million in Q1 2008 principally due to the timing of major publishing initiatives. Q1 2008 net sales reflected a decline in comic book sales within the direct channel and lower advertising and custom sales, offset in part by continued strong growth in the Mass Market channel. The year-over-year decline in direct channel sales principally reflects strong sales of high profile titles Civil War and The Death of Captain America in the year ago period, versus no comparable specialty titles in Q1 2008. Operating income in the Publishing segment declined by 14% on a year-over-year basis to $9.9 million in Q1 2008 with an operating margin of approximately 37% compared to approximately 42% in the prior-year-period. Based on its planned slate of publishing initiatives, including the release of the Secret Invasion series in late Q2 2008, Marvel expects its Publishing segment to return to traditional margins for the full year 2008.

Film Production:

Marvel’s Film Production segment operating losses were $2.0 million for Q1 2008, compared to $3.0 million in Q1 2007, reflecting overhead costs that were capitalized into Marvel’s self-produced films in Q1 2008. Film Production segment operating costs consist primarily of employee compensation and the expenses associated with Marvel Studios’ office in California.


Among the items in All Other is Corporate overhead, which was $6.5 million in Q1 2008 and $3.6 million in Q1 2007. The difference in year over year Corporate overhead is principally attributed to a one time credit in Q1 2007 of $1.9 million associated with pension accounting. All Other also includes the results of in-licensed toy lines: for Q1 2008, net sales of $1.5 million and operating income of $0.7 million; for Q1 2007, net sales of $4.2 million and an operating loss of $2.6 million.

Marvel listed projects in its pipeline (along with the announced Avengers films):

Ant-Man: Writer/director engaged (Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, respectively)
Punisher: War Zone: December 5th, 2008 release
X-Men Origins: Wolverine: May 1st, 2009 release

A side note - if you look at the schedule (and if schedules hold, but given Marvel's luck with the first weekend in May, there's no reason to think they won't) - Free Comic Book Day will occur near a major comic book movie release for the next three years - at least.

Wolverine and the X-Men cartoon: scheduled for Spring 2009 release
Iron Man: Armored Adventures cartoon: scheduled for Spring 2009 release on Nicktoons
Hulk Gamma Corps cartoon: scheduled for Spring 2009 release
Super Hero Squad cartoon: scheduled for Spring 2009 release

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow DVD: late 2008 release
"Hulk Vs". DVD: early 2009 release
Thor: Son of Asgard DVD: late 2009 release
Planet Hulk DVD Early 2010 release

Spider-Man: The Musical: still in development

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows video game: fall 2008 release.

Will your system be alright, when you dream of home tonight?
That's all good and well, but can we just keep in line for maybe some suggestions about Iron Man 2? Personally, it's not that I don't like the villians, but I don't think they would look good in a live-action movie

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" As we reported last week, just the possibility of a spectacular opening weekend at the box office for Iron Man prompted Marvel Studios execs to start plotting Iron Man 2, and now Cinema claims to have scoop on the follow-up flick's plot. Turns out that the after-the-credits cameo by Samual L. Jackson as Nick Fury wasn't just for fun, as Cinema Blend's scooper says Fury will return in IM2, asking Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) for help to fight the dastardly Mandarin, a terrorist who in the Iron Man comics has an extraterrestrial dragon named Fin Fang Foom. Iron Man 2 is currently on tap for April 30, 2010."

so there you have it

o and regarding the avengers movie...
"In other Marvel news, the studio has released its upcoming schedule, which includes big-screen debuts for Thor (June 4, 2010), The First Avenger: Captain America (May 6, 2011) and The Avengers, the all-star superhero flick with Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America and Thor, for July 2011. Zak Penn, writer on The Incredible Hulk movie script, will also pen the Avengers and Captain America screenplays. Meanwhile, Cinema Blend has another interesting Marvel rumor today, reporting that Matthew MacConaughey is on Marvel's wish list for potential Captain America candidates."
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In the Beginning...
Wow, Marvel is really moving itself into Hollywood. Its film lineup is starting to look a lot like a spring comic lineup. I never would have thought we'd see entire films on these characters.

Well, as I mentioned earlier, look for War Machine in Iron Man 2.
I hope you weren't referring to Lennon's post about villains; War Machine was never (and probably won't be) a villain.

Originally Posted by 7thson
No Ultron?
Yeah, I'm with you. I figured Mandarin would be next since he's pretty much the Joker to Iron Man's Batman, but I'd still rather see Ultron over all others. Saving him for The Avengers would be cool, but there are plenty of excellent Ultimate arcs they could explore instead. Ultron would be the bomb in an Iron Man flick.

I hope you weren't referring to Lennon's post about villains; War Machine was never (and probably won't be) a villain.
I never stated he was a villian.

I figured Mandarin would be next since he's pretty much the Joker to Iron Man's Batman
Though, I did state...

Originally Posted by Jrs
Jon Favreau's favorite villian (and among other comic fans) is The Mandarin. So I wouldn't be surprised if he shows up unexpectedly.

I hope you weren't referring to Lennon's post about villains; War Machine was never (and probably won't be) a villain.
I never stated he was a villian.

Though, I did state...

Originally Posted by Jrs
Jon Favreau's favorite villian (and among other comic fans) is The Mandarin......

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Interview with Robert Downey
When you were brainstorming with Jon Favreau, what were the elements that you wanted to bring to the next Iron Man movie?
There's this idea of Terrence [Howard] putting on a suit and coming back as War Machine, who is pretty iconic in the Iron Man and Marvel universe. Just seeing where it can all go, but grounding it in a very modern mythology. I see it as greatest dysfunctional family story ever told.... In The New York Post a couple days ago, [there was a cartoon] of Iron Man suited up, and he's telling the governor even his super-powers can't get him out of the budget problem. That was what Jon was hoping for and excited to see the most, the idea that Tony Stark and Iron Man can become part of the cultural fabric. When we heard posters were being defaced to promote political or social ideas, he just got such a hoot out of that.

Interview with Jon Favreau
Will you be involved with the sequel?
We've been speaking informally about it, and in concept we would all love to work together again. But I found out about the announcement last night, so it's not something that — we would definitely love to collaborate more with the sequel. There's no formal arrangement yet, but in theory we would all love to see it happen.... There's definitely a lot of ideas that we all have now. This type of movie is based on serialized materials, so it lends itself very easily to [many different sequel possibilities]. There's definitely a level of enthusiasm from myself and the cast to tell more stories


War-Machine does seem likely, or at least Rhodey hopping in "a" suit.The Mandarin would be a tough sell being all magic-based as he is, although the Ten Rings was a nice ref. The guy that captured him and allied with Obadiah was fiddling with that ring an awful lot too . . . .

Also, unless you guys are going Ultimate Ultron or something, he's an Ant-Man(and as a result) Avengers villain. Hank Pym creates Ultron (and Vision) and is haunted by the fact for the rest of his days.

Wouldn't it be great to see a chat between Tony and his MIT buddies? Bruce,Reed,Victor and Hank? That would be a great segway into Incredible Hulk!
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I suspect that the Mandarin will be introduced, but not fully focused on, and the villain will probably be the Crimson Dynamo or something to that affect...
Maybe a hint to the Armor Wars storyline too.
I think Warmachine will be introduced, because of the obvious hint in the film.

In the Beginning...
I never stated he was a villian.
Right, but your post about War Machine seemed directed toward his post, which was entirely about forthcoming Iron Man villains. I figured you knew, which is why I didn't imply you didn't... but still, I didn't want the uninitiated to start thinking War Machine is a bad guy.

I remember that happening after the first Spider-Man film with the Green Goblin: somebody online speculated that Harry would become the Hobgoblin (seemingly based on the assumption that the Hobgoblin was somehow the Green Goblin's successor), and so every newly-christened Spider-Man fanatic took it as the truth.

Most people I know weren't even aware Jim Rhodes is actually a will-be superhero; they assumed his "Next time, baby" line was just for fun.

I think Nick Fury will have a bigger role in the second installment. Also, I think they'll be more references to other Marvel Universe characters to further set up the Avengers film.

I am definitely going to watch this when it comes out in the box office. I loved the movie. Hope Robert will still play Tony Stark.
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