"Iron Man 2" is days away from kicking off its principal photography. Giving the latest update to the "Iron Man" sequel, Marvel Studios announced on Wednesday, February 24, that the second movie of the superhero in armored iron suit will begin filming in early April.
While speculations around the casting of this movie have been running wild, the studio's press release only named Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle as the film's cast ensemble. No words have been shared regarding the circulating casting rumors around Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, Mickey Rourke as either Crimson Dynamo or Whiplash, and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, among others.
"Iron Man 2" will be directed by Jon Favreau. Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow will reprise their roles as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Pepper Potts respectively, while Don Cheadle is filling the shoes of Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes in place of Terrence Howard. Set for U.S. release on May 7, 2010, this Marvel's superhero movie reportedly will see Stark puking in a toilet while donning his Iron Man armor.