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05.07.2010

IRON MAN 2 is here, folks! I'm pretty sure 99.9% of you will be off seeing this bad boy in theaters sometime over the next couple of days (that other 0.1% will undoubtedly be off watching BABIES... hey, it's okay, no one is laughing or judging or pointing fingers at you).

So with that in mind, there are likely many of you who are well-versed in Marvel Comics lore. For you guys then, there should be plenty of neat little treats to look for when watching Shellhead's cinematic escapdes.

CHUD's Devin Faraci has compiled a detailed list of 7 "Easter Eggs" to look for in IRON MAN 2. Some are obvious, some are obscure, but all sound pretty neat when considering that they're essentially about Marvel building a larger, interconnected universe for their existing (and soon to exist) movie characters.

Below are just a couple of the easter eggs, but head on over to CHUD to see them all. Beware of minor spoilers!

Is that Vibranium that Tony Stark creates? What is the new element that Tony Stark creates anyway? It's never named in the film, and requests to Marvel Studios for clarification went unanswered. The cynic in me thinks that's it just a deus ex machine element, or a MacGuffin like Avatar's Unobtainium, but the fact that it goes unnamed means that Marvel Studios could retcon it to be anything.

And why not make it Vibranium? As I said above, Captain America's shield is made of a Vibranium/iron alloy, and Howard Stark was obviously involved in at least the shield aspect of the Super Soldier Program. Could Stark have found enough Vibranium in Antarctica to make the shield, but not much more? Could he have figured out the metal's atomic structure but not been able to synthesize it at the time? Hey, it's a comic book movie. Anything is possible.

The Incredible Hulk takes place during the ending of Iron Man 2. The scene at the end where Nick Fury debriefs Tony Stark at a SHIELD safehouse doesn't just have a world map in the background. There's also a brief shot of a TV screen tuned to a news report, and the reporter is coming live from Culver University, which is where Hulk has his daylight battle with General Ross' troops. I imagine this is the same news report that we see in The Incredible Hulk, where local college kids had filmed elements of the battle. That means the Tony Stark appearance in that film happens after the last scene of Iron Man 2.
Extra Tidbit: Where for art thou M.O.D.O.K.?
Source: CHUD

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8:59PM on 05/10/2010

Captain America Comic Book?

Am I The Only One Who Noticed? When Tony Stark Opens His Fathers Crate Given To Him By Nick Fury, As He Takes Out The Blue Print Im Shure. You See For A Split Second A Captain America Comic Book Under It.
Am I The Only One Who Noticed? When Tony Stark Opens His Fathers Crate Given To Him By Nick Fury, As He Takes Out The Blue Print Im Shure. You See For A Split Second A Captain America Comic Book Under It.
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2:14PM on 05/08/2010
There's also the world map in that warehouse where Fury is debriefing Stark. On that map there are a few places circled...L.A., New Mexico, N.Y.C., someplace by the arctic circle, Norway, someplace in Africa, and the middle of the Southern part of the Atlantic Ocean. All of those point to Marvel comics characters.

Also, in the French prison in the background, that's supposed to be Donald Blake getting processed. For those that don't know Blake, he's the earthly vessel for Thor.

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There's also the world map in that warehouse where Fury is debriefing Stark. On that map there are a few places circled...L.A., New Mexico, N.Y.C., someplace by the arctic circle, Norway, someplace in Africa, and the middle of the Southern part of the Atlantic Ocean. All of those point to Marvel comics characters.

Also, in the French prison in the background, that's supposed to be Donald Blake getting processed. For those that don't know Blake, he's the earthly vessel for Thor.

In Monaco, Tony shakes hands with some guy who mentions having an idea for an electric jet which Tony says he'll make it happen. That electric jet is reference to the Avengers Quinjet.

Okay...enough geek references for me.
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2:18AM on 05/09/2010
Nice pick up on the electric jet reference.
Nice pick up on the electric jet reference.
9:05AM on 05/14/2010
That isn't D. Blake in the prison. It's the guy that they put in the cell with Whiplash, who he kills and leaves as his replacement.
That isn't D. Blake in the prison. It's the guy that they put in the cell with Whiplash, who he kills and leaves as his replacement.
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10:07AM on 05/08/2010

I can't wait...

I loved The Incredible Hulk and both Iron Man films. Thor seems like its going to be a great fanboy film. Can't wait for Cap Am stills. The Avengers is going to be so bad ass. It would be great to have The Fantastic Four show up and then Chris Evans sees himself and in a Marvel paradox, he blows up. Cap Am and The Human Torch, identical twin brothers.
I loved The Incredible Hulk and both Iron Man films. Thor seems like its going to be a great fanboy film. Can't wait for Cap Am stills. The Avengers is going to be so bad ass. It would be great to have The Fantastic Four show up and then Chris Evans sees himself and in a Marvel paradox, he blows up. Cap Am and The Human Torch, identical twin brothers.
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2:28AM on 05/08/2010

Where's The CapAm Hint?

*SPOILERS AHEAD!*

Ermm...how come there's no mention of Captain America's shield in this article? It pops up when Agent Coulson finds it in Stark's lab and asks him what it's doing there, then Stark proceeds to use it as nothing more than an object to keep his massive 'ray-gun' machine steady. It's during the "Stark creates a new element" scene. If I'm not mistaken that's a whopper easter-egg, since neither of them mention what it really is. So how come it's not in this article?
*SPOILERS AHEAD!*

Ermm...how come there's no mention of Captain America's shield in this article? It pops up when Agent Coulson finds it in Stark's lab and asks him what it's doing there, then Stark proceeds to use it as nothing more than an object to keep his massive 'ray-gun' machine steady. It's during the "Stark creates a new element" scene. If I'm not mistaken that's a whopper easter-egg, since neither of them mention what it really is. So how come it's not in this article?
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7:08PM on 05/08/2010
I'm pretty sure the ray gun was a mini "particle accelerator" which is absolutely ridiculous/hilarious. And the shield isn't really an easter egg as its front and center. You don't have to look for it.
I'm pretty sure the ray gun was a mini "particle accelerator" which is absolutely ridiculous/hilarious. And the shield isn't really an easter egg as its front and center. You don't have to look for it.
1:10AM on 05/09/2010
Easter Egg by definition is something you have to look for, something hidden that you must find. Thus, the shield is not at all an easter egg, more of a fun throw away gag.

Please learn how to properly define words, thank you.
Easter Egg by definition is something you have to look for, something hidden that you must find. Thus, the shield is not at all an easter egg, more of a fun throw away gag.

Please learn how to properly define words, thank you.
2:16AM on 05/09/2010
Filmguy said it nicely. It clearly wasn't an easter egg.
Filmguy said it nicely. It clearly wasn't an easter egg.
10:15PM on 05/07/2010
Wow, I didn't notice the Fury-Stark debriefing scene. What about what Agent Colson "found" when he was helping out Stark with his experiment? I thought that was really cool and funny at the same time.
Wow, I didn't notice the Fury-Stark debriefing scene. What about what Agent Colson "found" when he was helping out Stark with his experiment? I thought that was really cool and funny at the same time.
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9:06PM on 05/07/2010
so there was more to look out for? I only noticed a couple of things that hinted at upcoming films but there was more there, i might just see it again to catch what i missed.
so there was more to look out for? I only noticed a couple of things that hinted at upcoming films but there was more there, i might just see it again to catch what i missed.
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