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Hey now! Larry Sanders in... IRON MAN 2!?! Updated w/ pics! Cheadle as Rhodey!

Quint here again... A site called spoilertv has pics up from the first day of shooting! I've posted two of them below, click on either to get all the rest. Behind the scenesy stuff, but you get a look at Tony Stark's return and the first look at Don Cheadle in costume... of course it just looks like Don Cheadle in a suit, but it's the first look nonetheless. Enjoy!

I wanna see what's in Downey's Iron Man lunch box! Or poker chip case. Or whatever that is!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I'm out for comment on this particular rumor, but I figured it was too weird and potentially awesome not to throw out there. IESB is reporting that Garry Shandling was on set today, the first day of shooting on IM2. Apparently, Robert Downey Jr. mentioned Shandling being in the movie last week... which was news to me, but last week I was buried in ShoWest and/or poker in Vegas, so I wouldn't be surprised if that information slipped past me. IESB says Shandling was shooting in a scene that is to be a continuation of the "I Am Iron Man" press conference scene that ended the first flick, guessing that Shandling might be a reporter or Senator of some sort. I think Shandling playing a pain in the ass investigative journalist would be pretty swell, personally. Like I said, I'm out for comment, but pairing Shandling and Downey together makes me happy, if curious how their particular chemistry can work in an Iron Man flick. Also, if you haven't been keeping up, Jon Favreau has been updating his Twitter account from the set. I've included one of his Twitpics below. Click it to get to his Twitter page, then follow him to keep up on the minute by minute of the filmmaking process!

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  • April 7, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    fuckin die twitter

    by celebritydave

    pretty cool Iron Man 2 has started filming though :)

  • April 7, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST


    by JackRabbitSlim

    Wasn't Shandling in that awful Warren Beatty movie ... shit, the one that was the lowest grossing 100 mil budget film ever? <p> Whatever, Shandling gets an "ehhh" at best from me.

  • April 7, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST


    by evil twin

    Why can't we buy Larry Sanders DVD sets yet?

  • April 7, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    Gary Shandling? Any other obscure Jews they're putting in that picture?<P> Gary, loved ya in the 90's, but not in "Iron Man".

  • April 7, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Oh man oh man!

    by sonnyfern

    Iron Man 2!! I hope they do a good job!

  • April 7, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Tight Suit Pants

    by redfist


  • April 7, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    That's not Don Cheadle in a 'suit'

    by Bill Brasky

    That is Don Fucking Cheadle in a United States Air Force Uniform! Fuck Yeah!

  • April 7, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Yep that's Don Cheadle in a suit

    by palimpsest

    Hi Don, btw. Loved you in VOLCANO!

  • April 7, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Iron Man > TDK

    by GeorgieBoy

    It was more fun and enjoyable than that depressing Batman movie.

  • April 7, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    love the Downy pic

    by Bloo

    that's a sweet pic

  • April 7, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    TDK depressing maybe but

    by kafka07

    worked for me a hell of a lot better than a lot of other comic movie crap out there...xmen, spiderman, watchmen. For me personally its depressing factor made TDK all the more interesing and badass.

  • April 7, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Smart move

    by aleeminator

    This way if Gary Shandling holds out for more money in the next Iron Man the way Terrence Howard did they can always threaten to have his role re-cast with Jon Stewart

  • April 7, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    sanders dvds

    by illegaltouching

    apparently, the licensing cost of the music on the show is prohibitive (since every show had a musical guest). same problem with wkrp in cincinnati.

  • April 7, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Can't believe shooting has started!

    by V'Shael

    This is cool news.

  • April 7, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Sellouts. First HD-DVD (LOL!), then facebook, now twitter.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Fuck this "web 2.0" bullshit to hell.

  • April 7, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    I always hated Garry Shandling....

    by BatPsycho

    that guy just grates my nerves. he's adding suck you a movie I'm looking forward to.

  • April 7, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    That There Twitter Thing...

    by Arcangel2020

    Is Cool!! :) I recently started following John Favreux over on Twitter not realizing the IM2 was about to shoot...hell I was following him because I liked pretty much all of his other stuff he has done and of course Iron Man! What's cool with following John is that i get the sense is he just like the characters he plays on TV and Film..a cool guy you wanna hnag with...PLUS...John likes to take you on "Geek" tours of his home that has a lot of cool movie props from the films he has worked on!!

  • April 7, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Twitter is Twatter

    by Judge_Dredd

    Shit and should be ignored

  • April 7, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Why dont i look goiod in a suit

    by dioxholster

    i never look that good in a suit...why?

  • April 7, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    why cant i type well?

    by dioxholster


  • April 7, 2009, 7 a.m. CST

    $@$@$@$@$@$@$^STARGATE UNIVERSE^$@$@$@$@$@$@$@$@$

    by dioxholster

    what? wrong talkback?

  • April 7, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Shandling is not as funny as he used to be

    by estacado1

    But he does have his moments. His appearence on Craig Ferguson showed that he still has it, but you have to sit through a lot of junk to get to it.

  • April 7, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Yay! Twitter! Maybe He'll Blog About It, Too!


    Or send us email updates. Or post messages on a dedicated dial-up BBS!<br><Br> Or maybe he can just get busy making the damn movie. That's what I think.<br><br>I had a dream last night that I saw Tron 2, and there was no CLU and almost no Kevin Flynn. I woke in a cold sweat.

  • April 7, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Hey Now

    by sott68

    Is Hank going to be in it too?

  • April 7, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Garry Shandling as Garry Shandling

    by MrMerle

    It's the part he was born to play, baby!

  • April 7, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    "This is the theme to Iron Man...

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    ...the opening theme to Iron Man. This is the music that you hear, while you watch the creeeedits!"<p>I demand they put this in the finished film. Except I don't, not really, because I have high hopes for this Iron Man 2 starring Mickey Rourke in a gigantic badass robot suit.<p>Is Mickey Rourke still in it?

  • April 7, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Shandling in anything = good

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • April 7, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Hope to see more fun, which "Iron Man" was.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    It was a damn nice, fun, entertaining film. Very much unlike drab, moronic, gloomy "grim and realistic" garbage like "Batman VI", or the pathetic "Oh, oh, oh! I'm mithunderthtood! Waaaah!" angst of the failure that was "Superman V". <p> <p> Plus, unlike that Batman VI guy, Favreau is able to shoot WITHOUT SHAKECAMS. Showing things in focus and in 0 at Richter's scale is a novel and daring idea, I know, not attempted since the 70s, but somehow Favreau made it work! <p> <p> Hopefully "Iron Man II" will keep going down Fun Alley rather than Glum Avenue. Keep it fun, avoid any pathetic attempts to make some desperate twats feel that "comic book movies can be serious!", by making them dull and gloomy.

  • April 7, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Trying to make RDJ taller?

    by STLost

    Looks like RDJ is wearing platform type shoes or something. They look pretty elevated. How tall is he?

  • April 7, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Batman VI?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Dude, if you're going to consider ALL Batman movies part of the same series (which is stupid), The Dark Knight should be Batman VII. Or have you forgotten the '60s Batman movie?

  • April 7, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by Regicidal_Maniac

    He looks awesome there and while I feel for Terrence Howard and am annoyed at actor changes, Cheadle looks like he belongs in the film here. Which is good because I had my doubts. AND Iron Man was WAY more fun than Dark Knight, (as good as TDK was) you know it to be true.

  • April 7, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    RDJ is 5'10"

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    It's no 5'11", but still a respectable height, Sly is also 5'10".

  • April 7, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST


    by TheExterminator

  • April 7, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Love Don but Terrance grew on me...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...after a few repeated viewings and I wish he was in this. I know it's old news but was it money or just ego? And I have seen Iron Man more than TDK because it's more enjoyable...not better. It's just that you've got to hunker down and commit to the dark journey which is TDK. You've got to be in that mood. I've had Brannagh's Hamlet sitting at my house now for a month from Netflix because I just haven't been in that zone. Certain films demand a lot.

  • April 7, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Rocket Shoes?

    by mara69

    Just how tall is Tony Stark supposed to be? Because the soles on those shoes must add a couples of inches or else they are hiding rocket packs.

  • April 7, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Lunch box

    by Quint

    I've been alerted that is not a lunch box, rather a travel humidor for cigars, which makes sense considering he's chomping on one. I still want one. That is all.

  • April 7, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Yeah IM was more fun than TDK.

    by mode_7

    But Weekend at Bernie's was more fun than Schindler's List, so...

  • April 7, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Emily Blunt

    by Thanos0145

    Her not being Black Widow sucks. Scarlett is a miscast for the role. She should play Sharon Carter. They should've left out Black Widow in this movie so Emily Blunt could've played her(Avengers).

  • April 7, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Cheedle is too much of a pussy

    by Series7

    To be War Machine.

  • April 7, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I see.


    Using a wax figurine of Cheadle is cheaper than the real thing, with no real difference in acting chops.

  • April 7, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Your Expectations > Iron Man 2


    No matter how good this sequel is, Iron Man 2 won't get the credit it deserves merely because the first movie was great in a way very few expected.

  • April 7, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Watch Gervais "interviewing" Shandling...

    by DanielKurland

    It's one of the most painful things I've ever seen. Gervais is just telling him how much of an influence and mentor he has been to him, and Shandling is fucking mean as hell to him. He basically just starts ignoring him towards the end. Gervais' meeting with Larry David is much nicer.

  • April 7, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Nice Heels

    by Woody67

    Huge platforms. Downey in drag?

  • April 7, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    DanielKurland speaks the truth, as does mode_7

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    I'd much rather watch "Weekend at Bernie's" than "Schindler's List" any day.

  • April 7, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    lol weekend at Bernies more fun than Schindlers List

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    good stuff. never heard those two in the same sentence before

  • April 7, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Woody67..YOU FUCKER! Ya beat me too it!

    by conspiracy

    I swear...I think Downey is one of the best actors of our time. However, this guy has single handed made a fortune for some show lift company. Everytimw I see the guy he is in 3" events, films...I bet the fucker has lifted Nikes.

  • April 7, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Cheadle is not a pussy.

    by TELF

    Devil in a Blue Dress. Out of Sight. Traitor. <p>Much better choice than Howard.

  • April 7, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Man, replacing Terrance with Don was a bad move!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    They should have gotten Terry Crews or Micheal Jai White for War Machine.<p>Cheadle on ok actor but he isn't WAR MACHINE. So far with this move and Scarlett as Black Widow, Iron Man is looking pretty bad!

  • April 7, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Wait, wait, wait... Scarlett Johansson is in this?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    That's like they took a normal sized portion of awesome (Iron Man), beefed it up with a giant extra dollop of awesome (Mickey Rourke), and finished up the whole thing with a beautifully assed garnish of awesome!<p>AWESOME!

  • April 7, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Plus you've got Don Cheadle in there

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    He's like a nice little side order of Pretty Damn Good As Long He's Not Doing An English Accent.<p>And there's Sam Rockwell, too. I've run out of food similies, but I like that guy.

  • April 7, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Franklin - re. Rockwell

    by TELF

    How about a glaze of Likeability?

  • April 7, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Scarlett's not right for the part?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I've been reading some of your posts, and this business of Scarlett not being right for the part makes no sense to me.<p>She's Scarlett Johansson - she's right for ANY part.<p>I would happily watch Scarlett Johansson play the lead role in Real Deal: The Evander Holyfield Story, and even though she is not A) Male, B) Black, C)A Heavyweight (or former Cruiserweight), and D) Boxing's warrior spirit; I would still thoroughly enjoy her performance in that film.<p>Because she is Scarlett Johansson.

  • April 7, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    This movie will rock, quit obsessing about details.

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • April 7, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    Mmmm... that's a tasty glaze of likability

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I predict this Iron Man 2 will taste delicious.

  • April 7, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Hold on.....

    by Rich Malone

    Robert Downey Jr. and Guy Ritchie knocked that Sherlock Holmes project out that quickly?

  • April 7, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    AHHH they switched out Jonny Favs for a chair!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 7, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    I seconf Franklin T Marmoset...

    by morGoth

    ...and everything he said about the Goddess that is Scarlett.<p>Looking forward to this but I hated to see Terrance go too.

  • April 7, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Shandling's Playing A Senator

    by mrbeaks

    Don't think it's a very big role.

  • April 7, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by DaBUU

    She has a rack like no other. Cobras right for not letting twitter in his dojo, its fucking pathetic. fucking unprofessional man

  • April 7, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST


    by Alkeoholic77

    Revolution Part 2. Probably my favorite Butthole Surfers song.

  • April 7, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Is RDJ one of those hardcore method actors who doesn't ever break character during the shoot? <br> <br> If so, he should demand that Marvel moves him out of a trailer and into a mansion, then bring him a few new ladyfriends every night. <br> <br> He should also get a PaceMaker.

  • April 7, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    The first time i ever saw Garry shandling..

    by emeraldboy

    was the inexplicably popular gary shandling show which seemed to run for ever. the man was and has never been funny. ever.

  • April 7, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST


    by DiabeticMan

    Any particular reason why he is wearing heels??

  • April 7, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by YackBacker

    He's wearing a wedding band, no? Or is it Downey's ring? Yeah, probably Downey's...

  • April 7, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    He's wearing Lifts, not heels.

    by thelivingdoll

    The camera won't show his shoes in the film so they put him in lifts to make his character appear taller on-screen.

  • April 7, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    set video here

    by MamboMan

  • April 7, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Twitter is Creepy.

    by PTSDPete

  • April 7, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Mullah Omar RE: Method Acting RDJ

    by TedKordLives

    You HAVE seen Tropic Thunder, right? If not, go get the DVD and check out the commentary. Funniest commentary ever. I think I've done it at least five times now. <P> Man, this movie is going to rock. I've been checking out ScaryJo(she lets me call her that in the sack) in the gossip mags (Mags are my business) and she has slimmed down quite a bit for this. Don't really like her with that shade of red hair but...<P> I'd still like to touch her boobies.

  • April 7, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Did Downey catch a flight directly from London

    by skimn

    to fly to the Iron Man 2 set? Holmes shooting must've ended, what?, days ago? Hope Downey is keeping up his intake of his weird multi vitamins and herbs...<p>And I love Shandling on the small screen (both Showtime and HBO series), but the big screen magnifies that hair and those lips to scary proportions.

  • April 7, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Favreau's director seat

    by skimn

    Does he twit or tweet or whatever the fuck-its-called, "And kids, this is where my ass and balls rest during you can see Marvel went all out to assure my comfort."<p>When I see Ellen mention Twitter on Leno, its time to hang up the web site...I don't need to know how Ashton's wasting his time between direct-to-DVD projects.

  • April 7, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    The "It's Gary Shandling's Show"

    by hst666

    Is up there in the top 10 half hour comedy series EVER. If you do not agree you are a total retard. <p><p>It's actually a toss-up for me sometimes, depending on my mood, whether I like It's Gary's show or Larry Sanders better.

  • April 7, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Gary Shandling Show isn't just "up there"

    by Itchy

    in the top 10 comedies, it's within the top 3. Name me 3 that were more innovative or funnier ? It pioneered the "raunchy HBO" genre, pioneered the "poking fun of" celebrity "sort of" cameos that dominate tv today, and was just consistantly the 30 minutes of riotous insecurity. I think if I had to rate tv comedies all time, I'd probably have a hard time picking "the best" from All in the Family, I Love Lucy, Gary Shandling or Cheers ... but you could make a good case for any of them.

  • April 7, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by enderandrew

    What about the 30's movie, or the animated movies?<p>I just watched the Iron Man BluRay, and it may be the best looking BluRay I own (which may not be saying much, my collection is still fairly small). Absolutely incredible transfer.<p> It is a good movie, and I eagerly await the next, but TDK blows the doors off Iron Man, no question.

  • April 7, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Does Tony Stark wear tapered slacks?

    by JackReynolds

    Why is Tony Stark wearing loose-fitting girls' slacks? Also, fuck Gary Shandling. I saw the interview he did with Ricky Gervais where Shandling accused Gervais of being antisemitic. Shandling is a fucking pud, and I hope he dies alone in a big, cold, empty room like Ayn Rand.

  • April 7, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    It's not a fucking humidor...

    by j_ky2002

    It's a Pelican Case. Do you people just make this shit up or what?

  • April 7, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Ain't it Fucking Twitter News

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Make it stop.

  • April 7, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Don looks just like Howard!

    by zooch

  • April 7, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Pelican Case

    by DennisMM

    What's he packing? Those suckers are tough. Fragile electronics? Booze?

  • April 7, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Cheadle is just right for the role.

    by Dingbatty

    Who ever heard of a giant musclebound fighter pilot? At least he doesn't think premarital sex or women who don't use baby wipes are unclean -- from this Elle magazine interview:<p>

  • April 7, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Cheadles best role since

    by landosystem

    Hotel for Dogs... keep up the good work Don!

  • April 7, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by DennisMM

    That's some weird material. Notice he doesn't say whether or not *he* uses the baby wipes. Double standards?

  • April 7, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Downey's assistant is hot.

    by Judge Briggs

    Mmm... hot.

  • April 7, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Favorite Shandling Moment:

    by TedKordLives

    Giving Zoolander thumbs up at the Derelict fashion show. But then, I'm only old enough to barely remember the original "It's the Garry Shandling Show". I do remember it to be bizarre and funny. Probably my first exposure to meta-fiction. Which is pretty cool.

  • April 7, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by Dingbatty

    Yeah, it's hard to tell whether he has OCD or is just sexist or something.

  • April 7, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    Cheadle is great, buy why did they replace Terrence Howard? He did fine in the first one. <P> As for Shandling, that is a name I never expected to hear in connection with Iron Man... but that's cool, his series is a classic.

  • April 7, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Cheadle has short hair

    by Jesiah

    Good for him. I thought he'd have (slightly) longer hair for the role. I wanna see the villains....don't know too much about Crimson Dynamo but I like the word crimson haha.

  • April 7, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Favs needs time to work on Avengers

    by Diagnostic


  • April 7, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Gary Shandling as Captain America

    by JoeSixPack

    Avengers cameo

  • April 7, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    Seeing as Robert Downey Jnr looked more like Don Cheadle than Don Cheadle does in Tropic Thunder, is that, in fact, simply two pictures of RDJnr. One as Tony Stark and another as Tony Stark disguised as Don Cheadle in a Tropic Thunder Reimagining???? brain aches....

  • Duh

  • April 7, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    AICN has become the front porch facing the internet...

    by Rain_Dog

    with a bunch of cranky old bastards in rocking chairs waving their shotguns at any new developments. I mean, for fuck's sake, how can you be bothered expending energy hating Twitter? Don't you have bigger fish to fry? I run an independent cult/foreign video store and we use Twitter as a free online marketing tool because a lot of our customers use social networking sites. I personally don't see what the problem is - at least we're getting info about projects we're excited about. Who gives a fuck where it comes from?

  • Godamn those shoes would make Posh Spice jealous.

  • April 7, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    better angles of those lifts here:

    by GQtaste

  • April 7, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    The producers of this movie must think all black men look alike.

    by Leafar the Lost

    Now that I have seen Don Cheadle replace Terrence Howard in the role of James Rhodes, I am getting that old racist feeling again. I may be wrong, but it sounded like Terrence wanted to be paid what he was worth for the sequel, so the producers decided to make an example of him. Personally, I think that Don Cheadle is a great, Oscar worthy actor. I loved "Hotel Rwanda". However, the brother has got to eat, so I don't blame him taking the role. I blame the greedy bastards over at Marvel for treating Terrence like a (n-word) and making an example out of him to scare the other actors. Apparently, the only irreplacable actor is Robert Downey Jr., and even he could be replaced by Tom Cruise.

  • April 7, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    -sings- It's Garry Shandling's show, it's Garry Shandling's show

    by Anna Valerious

    Garry called me up and ask if I would write the theme song... Anyway, you ever see that fan video of Iron Man getting stopped by a cop for an FWI (Flying while intoxicated)? Funny shit indeed.

  • April 7, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    The Gervais/Shandling interview

    by daggor

    I saw that interview, and it appeared that Shandling was pretending to be a jerk, using the style of humor that Gervais was saying he enjoys so much. It was awkward, like Gervais' "Office," but Shandling also offered Gervais a jacket due to the chill. I guess what throws people is that Shandling doesn't start giggling when he's kidding, as Gervais does.

  • April 7, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    Why does everything have to be a contest with you creeps?

    by Ribbons

    Whoa, 'The Dark Knight' was a lot more depressing and a lot less fun than 'Iron Man'? Maybe that's because it was supposed to be. Anyway I'm excited to see them get back into the swing of things; I really liked Iron Man and am looking forward to seeing how the story develops in Iron Man 2... despite the fact that I also thought Nolan's Batman film was awesome. Isn't that crazy!?

  • April 7, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Put Twitter Up Your Shitter

    by Autodidact

    Just make the movie for fuck's sake!

  • April 7, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Uh, Ribbons....

    by TedKordLives

    I don't think you're allowed to do that. I kid. I too thought Iron Man was a hell of a lot of fun and The Dark Knight was an amazing accomplishment. But I think the majority of TBers simply come here to start fights. I started reading this site at work just for the TBs. And as soon as I could register, I did. I gotta admit, it's kind of fun to lash out anonymously at other anonymous people. Kind of like being a masked vigilante with no real agenda.

  • April 7, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    I have to say..

    by MainMan2001

    ..when I saw the first Iron Man I wasn't too pleased but watching the movie over and over on blu-ray sort of got to me. I think this one will be a lot better.

  • April 7, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    what the fuck is twitter?

    by phoenixmagida5th

    All week people have been saying this term. On here, on stern (lol techno beaver. Sorry) and at work. Can someone explain to me what the term means

  • April 7, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    twitter: -noun;

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    waste of f*cking time

  • April 7, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by conspiracy

    A "Social networking" site. Which is a nice way to say it is populated by underage Cam Whores, Couch Manatees, Narcissists with no jobs, stalking Pedobear and the FBI.

  • April 7, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    phoenix .. I assume you are familiar with google

    by MurderMostFowl

    There's this search engine where you can type in terms and it will try to tell you what they mean, or at least take you to a place where you can ask. <BR><BR> Twitter is a very stupid thing for the vain to entertain themselves. <BR> People who can't be bothered to stop typing on their blackberry/other phone while talking to you and constantly have problems holding their attention are what keep twitter alive. Don't worry, it won't last<BR><BR> Just a fad like ICQ, Myspace, Digg, etc... in reality it has very little value. Ill give it 3 years, tops.

  • April 7, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I Thought Twitter Was Stupid Until...

    by Tokyo_Drifter

    I stumbled across Brent Spiner's twitter by of Levar Burton's. Brent played Data in Star Trek. It is the most hilariously depressing/pathetic thing I've ever seen, and I wholeheartedly recommend everyone read it.

  • April 7, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    HAhhaha, heels

    by mattforce7

    Thats classic, its just for framing and perspective as most of us (i think) know, to make dear ol' Stark appear taller next to his lesser human beings

  • April 8, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST


    by Choo

    Real men shouldn't have to be alerted when a travel humidor is present.

  • April 8, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST


    by Embeedeuce

    Not a huge fan, but he was way funny in the X-Files ep where he and Tea Leoni "play" Mulder and Scully.

  • April 8, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST


    by Embeedeuce

    Pretty sure Downey is wearing Pacino's elevator shoes.

  • April 8, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    It's funny I saw on Charlie Rose a couple of weeks

    by GQtaste

    ago the co-creator of twitter and apparently some big corp. ala, Intel or something like that offered to buy twitter for around 500 million and they were turned down. Twitter in a couple of years will be on vh1 show when they do the way back when thing on 2009. It's one of the most narcissistic things reg. folk or anybody for that matter could be into. Hey, at 12:22 a took a shit. 1:04 went to Chilli's to eat nachos. 1:36 took piss in restroom. 2:17 wanted to jerk off but couldn't cause of work, etc. That my friends is Twitter in a nutshell. Tech. is wonderful but it also can be a detriment to "real" relationships and anti-social behavior and could lead to younger folk not learning how to function around other people half-way normally. I could go on and on but I'm a cat who isn't on Facebook, myspace or now Twitter so maybe i"m the wrong guy to listen to. I prefer actually talking to people face to face when possible. As often as I can. Don't even have text. I'm 34 and remember the whole "beeper" craze in the early or mid nineties. That was back when only doctors or really important people had them before. I suppose it makes people feel more popular and important.

  • April 8, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Terrance grew on you?

    by AlwaysThere

    I barely remember his character been in the movie.

  • April 8, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Weekend at Bernies corpse

    by Prossor

    that corpse should have been rotting like a SLACK JAWED FAGGOT. One of the greatest film mysteries of all time, apparently they used some sort of anti-rotting device/chemical.

  • April 8, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST


    by Dingbatty

    Ironic, considering Michael Ian Black uses Twitter. Myself, I don't see the need for me to use it, but it is equally pointless being upset by it. Don't like it? -- don't use it.

  • April 8, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Mullah Omar - Stark's name on door.

    by Munro Kelly

    I don't know if RDJ is a method actor or not, but all movie productions have been doing this for a while now. The idea is, supposedly to throw off the public, when they park on the streets. They don't want to advertise, to the public, that RDJ, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt is here, to disrupt filming. It's not 100% but it throws off about 70% of the public. Of course, with a high profile sequel, a lot of people know who Tony Stark is. This works best with unknown projects where the public wouldn't know any of the characters names.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Butthole surfers

    by brandon11

    Have a great song called revolution pt. 2. Gary shandling! Gary shandling!

  • April 8, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    the cheadle situation

    by brandon11

    I want to but I just can't get over the discontinuity. It KILLS me every time I think about it. Fact: Howard was a better rhodey. Fact: donnie boy is kind of a bitch.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    I hope the Garry Shandler is the briefest cameo ever

    by angry kitty

    The ONLY thing good about the Larry Sanders show was Rip Torn and Jeff Tambor. Tambor in particular; Arrested Development anyone? They could have had any yutz play the host; and should have aimed higher than that hack.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Shandler = Shandling

    by angry kitty

    my apologies

  • April 8, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Leafar the Lost

    by Ribbons

    For the record, Terrence Howard was the highest-paid actor on 'Iron Man,' so whatever Howard left over it wasn't wanting to be paid "like everybody else." I have some theories, but I don't know enough about the situation or the politics of moviemaking in general to know what would allow either side to breach their contract.

  • April 8, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Leafar you colossal fucktard...

    by DoctorWho?

    You gonna throw racism out there because they hired another actor...who happens to be BLACK?<p> You calling Don Cheadle an 'Uncle Tom' bitch?<p> ..."treating Terrence like a (n-word) and making an example out of him to scare the other actors." Yeah, I'm sure that's how it's going down. Favs and Marvel running the show with fear and intimidation. Perhaps they're denying the actors craft services until they get the take they want too. Despots.<p> Maybe you're getting "...that old racist feeling" because you ARE a racist.<p> Keep posting and proving what fuck stick you are. It never ceases to amaze me.

  • April 8, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Howard was the first one cast for IM so its only

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    fair that he should have been paid more.<p>Fact is Marvel fuck up! People like Don but is fucks continunity big time seeing another guy as Rhodey. Especially one that doesn't even come close to looking like the actor.<p>Marvel should had least try to get Cuba but its seem Lucas got him and Terrance.<p>Why get rid of someone like Terrance and decide to pay more to Samuel OVERRATED Jackson? Marvel FUCKED UP!

  • April 8, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    What does being cast 1st have to do with being paid more?

    by DoctorWho?

    Seriously. That can't be how it works.

  • April 8, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Do you have problems with your eyesight, Dr. Whore?

    by Leafar the Lost

    I'm sorry, I thought I still had my Constitutional right of Free Speech. I guess that only applies to you. I wasn't aware that a non-White person could be a racist, but I have been wrong before. I like White people, especially the ones that look like Megan Fox. I find that the most racist people love to call other people racists. Does that apply to you, Dr. Whore? In my opinion, this decision stinks of racism, because Terrence was the first actor replaced. It reminded me of an Old South lynching when they hung the black man up in a public place to scare the other African-Americans into submission. Of course, it was also scaring the White people into submission too, but most of those folks never got that part. What am I saying? I think that Hollywood producers act very quickly to replace a "Brother" or "Sister" when he or she is giving them a hard time about the money. They tend to negotiate with the White actors before replacing them with someone younger and cheaper. I see things in a more colorful way, and I guess that you see things in a more black & white way. By the way, do you have problems with your eyesight, Dr. Whore?

  • April 8, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by DoctorWho?

    You. Are. Hilarious.<p> RACIST: 1.The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. <p> 2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.<p> Do you have problems with your eyesight?? Do you see anything about white people there? Huh idiot?<p> "I thought I still had my Constitutional right of Free Speech."...Who said you didn't fool?<p> You dont' see things in a colorful way (whatever the hell that means) see things thru the eyes of a victim, casting anyone who has lighter skin color than you as having racist motives. Yup, sounds like a prejudiced prick to me.<p> I asked you to "Keep posting and proving what a fuck stick you are" and boy did you deliver!

  • April 8, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by finky089

    all Constitutionally-given rights are rescinded automatically on the TBs of AICN. Always have been. Always will be.

  • April 8, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    BTW - Pics are CHEADLICIOUS!

    by finky089

    Gotta loves us some Cheadley goodness.

  • April 8, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Are you "incontinent", Dr. Whore?

    by Leafar the Lost

    INCONTINENT 1. unable to restrain natural discharges or evacuations of urine or feces. 2. unable to contain or retain (usually fol. by of): incontinent of temper. 3. lacking in moderation or self-control, esp. of sexual desire. 4. unceasing or unrestrained: an incontinent flow of talk. When I saw that you could actually copy and paste from, the word "incontinent" immeaditely formed in my mind as a perfect description of you. I think the word "fuck-stick" also applies to you, because it is something that you regularly stick up your ass for sexual pleasure.

  • April 8, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I am glad that I am not the only one who was...

    by emeraldboy

    mystified by the success of Larry Sanders. I hate being lectured about comedy anyway. For a decade I had to put up with people saying magnificently wonderfull Seinfeld was. especially by the likes of Jonathan Ross. and ricky Gervais. Who would go on and on about wonderfull seinfeld was. I have seen Seinfeld. and I do not find it funny. I just dont. I found kramers schtick annoying. and that was before Micheal Richards Racist outburst. I dont find Julia louis Dreyfuss a riot. Jerry Senfeld is one of the most arrogant people in show buiness. But when you have made as much money as he has you beome arrogant very quick. Richards appearance on letterman with seinfeld was basically Seinfeld twisting richards arm and saying appologise now or I will rip your arm off.

  • April 8, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Yeah, I think Blue Beetle could take down Iron Man, but only if he got to use his airship, the Bug. Without it, he'd have a tough time cracking that armor. But intellectually, I'd say their pretty much peers.

  • April 8, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Each post more stupid than the last.

    by DoctorWho?

    Was that post supposed to upset me?<p> If a simple post from is enough to hold up the mirror to your own ignorance and blow your whole idiot interpretation to hell...than I'm more than obliged. Quite simple really. <p> Yawn.

  • April 8, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

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  • April 8, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Did my last post upset you, Dr. Whore?

    by Leafar the Lost

    I have noticed that when someone ask's the question, "WAS THAT SUPPOSED TO HURT ME? HAHAHAHA...", it is code for, "Yes, that hurt me. Please stop..." Also, I really liked your symbolic imagery in your last post. When you wrote that "I held up a mirror to my own ignorance, and it blew up my whole idiot interpretation to hell...", it really moved me. Wow. It showed me, and everyone else, just how serious you take these talkbacks. Are you aware that this is all a bunch of bullshit, Dr. Whore? I didn't realize until now just how pathetic your "real" life must be. I'm done...

  • April 8, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Please don't go Leafar...

    by DoctorWho?

    I enjoy bitch slapping you between projects at work. It makes my day go by much quicker.<p> Tell you what, be back here in 30 minutes for another public humiliation. I promise I'll dismantle your infantile, illogical posts quickly and you can get back to watching daytime TV or jerking off in your moms face... or whatever it is you do.

  • April 8, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I agree with Leafer about Hollywood fast reaction...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    to securing white actors over minorities. Did we forget what Marvel was about to do to the overrated Samuel Jackson?<p>And another point, what happened IF SLJ was cast as Rhodey and the same shit was to befall him like it did Terrance?<p>Would people think of SLJ as a crybaby and undeserve to be paid more than RDJ, even though he had been sign first?<p>

  • April 8, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    BTW, Seinfield was only watchable when George and...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    his dad were mostly in the episodes. Kramer was a one-note comedian, Elaine needed to be the hot piece of ass that we know she is, and Jerry was hardly ever funny!<p>That show was carried by George.

  • April 8, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    What accent will Cheadle use this time??

    by Spyderpig

    Irish, Mexican, "Cockney"...?

  • April 8, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by DoctorWho?

    Why then would Marvel settle on SLJ in the first place to play a character who was white? Why would they even bother with a black actor if they feared he was going to get "uppity"? Why hire black actors at all?<p> Oh I get it..that's their "cover". They hire the occasional token black actors to fly under the radar and hide their institutionalized racism.<p> Give me a fucking break. Hollywood cares about one color and that is GREEN.<p> "Did we forget what Marvel was about to do to the overrated Samuel Jackson?"...So what happened? Did Sam decide to tow the line and be a good little House N****r for the execs and take a cut in pay and smaller trailer...maybe shine Downey's shoes? I highly fucking doubt it.<p> Nobody plays Samuel Fucking Jackson that way...I guarantee it.

  • April 8, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Dr.Who you missed the point completely.

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    And if you wasn't so defensive you could probably understand better.<p>Did you forget that SLJ is popular with fanboys and his likeness was used for the Ultimate NF?<p>Did you also forget that SLJ wasn't signed first, unlike Howard?<p>And did you forget that it was the fanboys bitching about the news of SLJ on the verge of being shit-can AFTER the fiasco of Marvel dismissing Terrance?<p>Do you think Marvel wanted more bad publicity at that point?<p>SLJ was gone at that point and I believe Favre and fanboys saved his overrated, money-grabbing ass!<p>I never stated Marvel was racist, I just agree that Hollywood tend to secure white actors faster over miniorities.<p>RDJ did a good job but he wasn't sign first and if he was I'd support him as well.

  • April 9, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Being "signed first"...

    by Rain_Dog

    is without a doubt the single most irrelevant argument I have seen people use since I finished high school and stopped being on the debate team. Utterly ridiculous reasoning.

  • April 9, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    C'mon! sing along...

    by Dr. Strangelove

    This is the theme to Gary's show... the theme to Gary's show... Gary called me up and asked if I would write his theme song... I'm almost halfway finished... how do you like it so far... how do you like the theme to Gary's show?

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by orcus