Despite reports earlier this year that there would be commentary on the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Iron Man, fans shouldn't expect it because it's not happening at the first launch. Still, the director and leading star Robert Downey Jr. did do a live commentary for the film at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica and FilmCrunch was on hand for some highlights from it.
Throughout the movie, the actor-turned-director pointed out and confirmed various scenes which hinted at both The Avengers movie (visible S.H.I.E.L.D. logos) and the sequel (he noted that the terrorist cell in the movie is merely one branch of Mandarin’s group).
During the commentary, both director and actor listed numerous instances in the film where the scene was either improvised or written days (sometimes even mere hours) prior to filming. Favreau also noted how much he fought for certain liberties, likening his creation more to an independent movie more than the traditional superhero flicks (i.e. Spider-Man, Fantastic Four).
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Marvel Studios is also resuming their eBay auction in support to for the Stand Up To Cancer fund. Last month, they held one to win a spot on the set of Spider-Man 4 (even before the reports on Maguire and Raimi signing up) and this month, a new eBay Auction for their charity cause has been launched in connection to Iron Man 2. What will the lucky winner receive?
- A visit to the set of Iron Man 2 (one shooting day) - A meet and greet with the cast - A walk-on/ extra role in the film for the auction winner - Photo tour of the set with an Iron Man unit photographer to document the tour. Professional photos will be given to the winner of the experience. - Tickets to the Los Angeles premiere for you and a guest - Winner and Guest will walk the premiere's red carpet
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