Iron Man 2

2010 film directed by Jon Favreau

Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero movie. It is based on the Marvel Comics character Iron Man. It is the sequel to the 2008 movie Iron Man and the third movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Iron Man 2
Directed byJon Favreau
Produced byAvi Arad
Kevin Feige
StarringRobert Downey, Jr.
Don Cheadle
Scarlett Johansson
Gwyneth Paltrow
Sam Rockwell
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
Edited byDan Lebental
Music byJohn Debney
Marvel Studios
Fairview Entertainment
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 26, 2010 (2010-04-26)
CountryUnited States

It was directed by Jon Favreau and written by Justin Theroux. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke. The story is set six months after the events of Iron Man. Tony Stark has revealed his identity as Iron Man. He is resisting calls by the United States government to hand over the technology. Ivan Vanko, meanwhile, has developed the same technology and built weapons of his own.

After the successful release of Iron Man, Marvel Studios announced and immediately set to work on producing a sequel. In July of that same same year, Theroux was hired to write the script. Favreau was signed to return and direct. Downey and Paltrow were to repeat their roles from Iron Man. Cheadle was brought in to replace Terrence Howard in the role of James Rhodes. In early 2009, Rourke, Rockwell and Johansson completed the supporting cast. The movie went into production that summer. Like its predecessor, the movie was shot mostly in California, except for a key sequence in Monaco.