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That's just an easter egg for the next movie, Captain America: The First Avenger. From this interview with director Jon Favreau, "We introduced Captain America's shield briefly in one shot in the last film," he said. "An [Industrial Light and Magic] artist put it in there as a joke to us for our cineSync sessions, when we're approving visual effects. ...


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Showing Tony's infatuation with Hot Rods is a very efficient storytelling tool. And through show-not-tell you can immediately deduce that: Tony loves to tinker with machines. Lives life in the fast lane. Has oodles of money (and time) to spare on pet projects. He has a very obsessive (and possessive) personality. All of these are core to the character of ...


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He doesn't. All he knows is that Stark will be there. Whiplash's aim is not necessarily to confront Stark directly, but to humiliate him by attacking the race. showing that Stark's technology is not unique to him, to crack the world's confidence in Stark so that the government will have no choice but to step in to bring him down. Stark choosing to drive ...


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There is no official word on the actual reason for replacing Terrence Howard from the second installment of the movie. Nonetheless, there are some speculative reasons, which were doing rounds in the industry about his departure or better say eviction from Iron Man 2 and the main thing which kept coming was.. Contract Negotiation According to Entertainment ...


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He knows that Stark is an egomaniac and he can't go to such a prestigious race meeting and sit by idly and not race. It was pretty inevitable that he'd get into a car and drive, so it was a pretty safe bet. Knowing Tony Stark, this shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone. Whiplash also has an ego, hence disguising himself as a race marshal and ...


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Well, I don't remember the scene exactly, but I'm pretty sure, that this was meant rather sarcastic. Latin is really not an easy language and has a rather complex grammar. Besides that it's not really spoken in everyday life anymore and only read from ancient texts or used in quite specialized contexts (law and medical terms, recitated prayers), but not ...


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Stark Expo occurs in Flushing Meadows, New York which you could drive to D.C. in a few hours. Tony does live in Malibu as displayed in the movie as well as for Hammer Industries which is in Queens, NY. Source: http://www.starkexpo2010.com/ and http://marvel-movies.wikia.com/wiki/Stark_Expo Stark Expo was filmed in L.A. Live, Downtown, Los Angeles, ...


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It's due to huge pay cut as rumor suggests and even due to role cut as indicated in @Incognito's answer. Here are Howard's reaction on the removal from Iron Man 2- "Marvel made a choice, and it was a very, very bad choice. They didn't keep their word. They didn't honor my contract," Howard tells Parade magazine. "They produced a great bounty with the ...


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I would personally think that this is a subtle reference to the type of person that Tony Stark is, he is what would commonly be referred to as a 'Hot-Rod' in that he has a firey temper and is quite reckless in his life. Also, it gives him the inspiration for the colour of the Iron Man suit.


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Tony says that, not Nick. Fury had just told Tony that they wanted to use him as a consultant, rather than as a full member of The Avengers. Normally, when you use a consultant, you have to pay them by the hour for the work that they do. Tony says that Fury wouldn't be able to afford him, but that he would not charge him if he does him a favor. That favor ...


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The Mark VI (6) with the triangular chest plate is created after (drunk) Stark and Rodey fight. The Mark IV (4) is a bit banged up, but nothing a quick fix won't handle. (The Mark V (5), the suitcase model is destroyed at the Grand Prix). The next day, Nick Fury gives Stark his father's old data. The very next day, he ...


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Was there anything special about this bird, other than it being Ivan's pet? No... Ivan is, apparently, attached to the original bird but even when Hammer gets him an obvious substitute Ivan seems semi-content. At no point does he STOP working (apparently) for Hammer* Frankly, Ivan Vanko has been in a Siberian gulag for many years...it's unlikely the bird ...


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Tony's central concern with the government's attempts to appropriate the Iron Man armor was borne out of their intentions with the program: To weaponize the technology, and to create an army of the machines. Having being a former arms manufacturer, Tony is well aware of the Military Industrial Complex embedded within US politics; and having been enlightened ...


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Why did Whiplash say “you lose” in Iron man 2? This comment has to do with Whiplash's overall goal w.r.t. Iron Man, which is to puncture Iron Man's reputation and credibility, from the aspect that -- Tony Stark claims Iron Man technology won't be mainstream for another 5-10 years.. by Ivan Vanko developing a weapon that utilizes arc reactor technology, he'...


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To add more info to already good answer, and answer a comment question by OP: Any idea of why Ivan cared about the bird so much? I was wondering/thinking maybe it had to do with his father or sth.. From Quora: Actually, the bird was Mickey Rourke's idea. It wasn't in any of the drafts of the script, but Rourke wanted something to establish that ...


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Badassium This can be seen in Marvel's The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week Volume 8: Fury: He's working on a patent for "Badassium," but has encountered several bureaucratic obstacles.


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I think it's surely the "show, don't tell" aspect of his ingenuity and hobby. It shows us his probable rebellious past, maybe his first car. And since he's so mechanically inclined, the car probabbly portrays this side of Stark in a raw unrefined form of his past self. Hot Rodders are always tinkering with their cars and the deep cultural history behind Hot ...


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The Self-destruct was Vanko's last desperate move, and he expected it to work As has been pointed out in other answers, Vanko's motives early in the movie do not require him to kill Tony Stark or even to beat him in combat. STARK: The reason I’m alive is ‘cause you had a shot, you took it, you missed. VANKO: Did I? If you can make God bleed, the ...


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Is there a name for the element Tony Stark rediscovered during Iron Man 2. No, it's never named in the movies. According to the novelization of Iron Man 2 it's Vibranium but.... this has since been dismissed by Captain America: The First Avenger (released a year later), which shows that Vibranium already existed in the 1940s. Screenrant ..and so ...


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So, how then was Rhodes able to steal and use it? Did I miss something from the movie? No, you didn't How Rhodey was able to take the suit isn't explained but there are a couple of options. The security guidelines are not as strict as has been stated, or Rhodey has used the suit before and doesn't need any additional suthorization. Of the two, the latter ...


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The simple answer is that at some point in the past, Tony had given Rhodey clearance to use the Mk.II armour. The "unauthorised usage" protocol would therefore not have prevented him from using it, even if that specific usage was unauthorised. As for why Tony would have given Rhodey that clearance: recall that for most of Iron Man 2, he is secretly dying of ...


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There are a couple of possible answers to this question that I can think of. The military simply disassembled the suit and rebuilt it. Tony built the suit intentionally for Rhodey to use, and may have already made it a lot more user friendly.


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Across both the core Iron Man films as well as others in the MCU, Tony has designed a number of suits to suit various mission needs and protocols. As such, the triangular design of the Mark VI armor you're asking about could have simply been an aesthetic choice for this particular suit, and not because the power core in his chest changed. Note that the ...


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