Director Jon Favreau and the Marvel higher-ups had a lot of friction due to the latter's constant intervention, to the point that they were having him rewrite the script as the film was still shooting. In particular, elements such as the increased prominence of the S.H.I.E.L.D. subplot were the result of a need to establish the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, in preparation for Avengers Assemble (2012), at the expense of the coherence of the film's own plot. These disputes got so bad that Favreau turned down directing Iron Man 3 (2013).
Scarlett Johansson wanted the role of Natasha Romanov, a.k.a. Black Widow so badly, that she dyed her hair red even before getting the part.
The photo of Ivan being arrested that Tony Stark views in his research is an actual media photo of Mickey Rourke being arrested on a drugs charge when he was younger.
In preparation for her role, Scarlett Johansson trained six weeks before the movie started principal photography and the entire six months of shooting the movie.
Iron Man 2 2010
07 May 2010 ● English ● 2 hrs 4 mins
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