On Monday, Hollywood played host the world premiere for what is arguably this year’s hottest blockbuster, Iron Man 2. The film, which releases to theaters on May 7th, was directed by Jon Favreau and features the return of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. The sequel also adds Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson to an already amazing cast.
Iron Man 2 is the first sequel to the latest series of Marvel films that focus on the SHIELD program storyline. If you’ll remember, The Incredible Hulk ended with Tony Stark in a bar, talking with General Ross about a collaboration with the world’s new breed of superhero. You may also recall Samuel L. Jackson’s appearance at the end of the first Iron Man movie as Nick Fury, a role he’ll reprise for Iron Man 2.