By Dave Campbell | August 4, 2009
Jon Favreau and team are in post production mode now that Iron Man 2 has wrapped on principle photography and Marvel has just released new pics of Robert Downey Jr. as tycoon Tony Stark looking over a model of the Stark Expo, an on-set shot of RDJ with film producer and Marvel Kevin Feige.
With the major success of Iron Man, it is to be expected that Marvel will lay out the marketing cash to build further anticipation of their beloved franchise.
Iron Man 2 will focus on the themes the that the world is now aware that Tony Stark is Iron Man, and the complex relationship between Tony had with his father, Howard Stark. The plot will follow a worldwide energy crisis that requires Tony to look into his father’s past work and the Stark Expo, where the greatest scientific minds would meet to showcase new technological developments and discoveries. Howard Stark will be played by John Slattery (Mad Men). “Tony will be chasing the ghost of his father instead of revisiting him in flashbacks”, explained producer Kevin Feige.
Read the full Marvel story here to learn further plot details about Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), Rhodey/War Machine (Don Cheadle), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Stay tuned for more Iron Man 2 goodies.