A roughly five minutes of "Iron Man 2" footage had been previewed at San Diego Comic-Con International 2009, and now a bootleg version of it has crept out. Providing two major scenes that focus on Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, the video begins with Stark in his Iron Man suit sitting in the hole of a giant promotional donut for Randy's Donuts.
It continues by displaying a discussion of the drunk hero with S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury before a scene of Stark in a congressional hearing cuts in followed with a montage of snippets highlighting on Iron Man's latest nemesis, Whiplash. First glimpse of the War Machine armor, Whiplash letting loose his weaponry and Rhodes talking with Justin Hammer are among the footage seen in the montage.
This footage was shown at the annual convention on Saturday, July 25 during a panel for the highly anticipated "Iron Man" sequel. Held on Hall H, the panel was attended by Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle and Sam Rockwell in addition to director Jon Favreau. All of whom also made time for a Q&A session.
Set to hit U.S. theaters on May 7, 2010, "Iron Man 2" has its script written by "Tropic Thunder" scribe Justin Theroux with Favreau returning to helm. Its star-studded cast ensemble include Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer and Mickey Rourke as Whiplash.