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04.08.2009
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Yesterday IESB reported an interesting rumor that Gary Oldman had joined the cast of IRON MAN 2 in an unspecified role. Something about this (specifically that Mr. Oldman was in the thick of shooting BOOK OF ELI) struck me as odd so I decided to do a little digging. I called Mr. Oldman's longtime manager Douglas Urbanski and we spoke briefly this afternoon about IRON MAN 2. And? It's not true.

Mr. Urbanski said that Gary was right in the middle of the ELI shoot and hadn't left the set once except to return home to see his children (so seeing him on the IRON MAN 2 set would be impossible). He also said that Gary is very happy with the Batman franchise (and Warner Bros. in general for whom he also worked on ELI and HARRY POTTER with) and wouldn't sign on to another superhero franchise out of respect. So nope, it's not true and nobody involved with Mr. Oldman knows how the rumor came about.

But where one rumor ends, another pops up. Mr. Urbanski said, while referencing Batman and THE DARK KNIGHT, that he was scheduled to talk to Christopher Nolan later today. Could Mr. Oldman be looking at INCEPTION as his next film? UPDATE - Apparently this is being picked up as fact when in fact this was just a cheeky little jab at how quickly rumors get started. Gary Oldman is NOT in INCEPTION nor was he ever going to be part of inception. Bad joke. Poor timing...

Source: JoBlo.com

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11:18AM on 04/09/2009

Jon Favreau shot this on location, WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!

IRON MAN. I liked it. It was fun and Downey is flat out good. A good actor. There aren't many of them. I think that a second Iron Man should pit him against Magneto. Oops. That won't work!
IRON MAN. I liked it. It was fun and Downey is flat out good. A good actor. There aren't many of them. I think that a second Iron Man should pit him against Magneto. Oops. That won't work!
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10:28AM on 04/09/2009
can't wait for eli.
oh and ironman 1 wasn't that great as everyone makes it out to be, so ya, would haven been great, but .. meh. so what.
can't wait for eli.
oh and ironman 1 wasn't that great as everyone makes it out to be, so ya, would haven been great, but .. meh. so what.
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12:36AM on 04/09/2009

Its ok

It was a nice rumor, because I think Oldman would have been a good addtion to the movie...but the fact he isnt wont hurt this movie either.
It was a nice rumor, because I think Oldman would have been a good addtion to the movie...but the fact he isnt wont hurt this movie either.
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7:26PM on 04/08/2009
That kinda sucks but it's no biggie. As other mentioned, this movie is loaded as it is. It'll still be awesome without him

And Oldman would add even MORE quality to an already loaded cast if he gets cast into Nolan's Inception.
That kinda sucks but it's no biggie. As other mentioned, this movie is loaded as it is. It'll still be awesome without him

And Oldman would add even MORE quality to an already loaded cast if he gets cast into Nolan's Inception.
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4:14PM on 04/08/2009
sid vicious forevah!

im glad hes not in iron man 2.
i want him back in lead roles where he belongs instead of all these supporting roles.
sid vicious forevah!

im glad hes not in iron man 2.
i want him back in lead roles where he belongs instead of all these supporting roles.
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3:48PM on 04/08/2009
Oldman is my favorite actor (ever since I saw him as a kid in The Fifth Element), and while he won't be in Iron Man 2 I am excited to see him continue working with Nolan on (hopefully) Inception and of course the third Bat Film
Oldman is my favorite actor (ever since I saw him as a kid in The Fifth Element), and while he won't be in Iron Man 2 I am excited to see him continue working with Nolan on (hopefully) Inception and of course the third Bat Film
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3:26PM on 04/08/2009
good hunting mike! I was a bit skeptical on the rumor. But his manager put it well, Gary has too much respect for WB and the Batman team to go with another comic franchise. Glad to hear it, i'm also especially interested in the news that his manager is having a meeting with Nolan. Both Caine and Oldman are now rumored to be in Inception, either that or they are talking about another Batman already.
good hunting mike! I was a bit skeptical on the rumor. But his manager put it well, Gary has too much respect for WB and the Batman team to go with another comic franchise. Glad to hear it, i'm also especially interested in the news that his manager is having a meeting with Nolan. Both Caine and Oldman are now rumored to be in Inception, either that or they are talking about another Batman already.
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3:22PM on 04/08/2009

Matters not!

Matters not! "Iron Man 2" is loaded with quality actors! It's gonna be a cool installment in the ongoing Marvel Comics big screen projects,with or without Gary Oldman.
Matters not! "Iron Man 2" is loaded with quality actors! It's gonna be a cool installment in the ongoing Marvel Comics big screen projects,with or without Gary Oldman.
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