Jon Favreau began shooting Iron Man 2 yesterday, and for those who aren’t Twitterphobes, you can even follow along the progress on Favreau’s Twitter feed . Twitterphobes — I understand. I was once there. But think of it this way: It’s a magical way of eavesdropping on other people’s conversations. Granted, those conversations are often banal, but sometimes there are fights, fought within 140 character limits. And you can witness them invisibly. Plus, Dan likes to drop random lines from Mamet productions and mock dumb people. It’s the small things that can help you get through the day. Plus, you get to learn, firsthand, that Favreau slept well last night, after weeks of restless nights. I mean, where else can you learn about the daily minutia of your favorite actors and directors? Twitter: Another of technology’s procrastinating wonders.
Anyway, Spoiler TV already has photos from the first day on the set. And the most remarkable one is below, of Colonel James Rhodes. Funny thing, though: He’s darker skinned, thinner, and acts better than he did in the first Iron Man. Check it out:
Well, that’s going to take some getting used to, and presents once again a very important question: How do you fuck up in life so bad that you lose the greatest part you will ever get, Terrence Howard? You know what, dude? If there were money issues, you do it for freakin’ free. You get to be Colonel James fucking’ Rhodes in not only Iron Man, but in The Avengers and whatever else Marvel spins off. You do that for a few movies, and you are set. For life. That’s like getting a clerkship on the Supreme Court. Sure, the money is lousy and the hours are long, but you can do anything you want afterwards. Instead, Terrence Howard gets to star in Macbett, a retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth set on the sea, opposite Danny Glover. Or Red Tails, about the Tuskegee Airmen, opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr.Or the horrific looking Fighting, opposite Channing Tatum (which comes out in two weeks). And you know what? Those roles probably don’t pay a lot, either.
Terrence Howard: You lose at life. Have fun filming Snow Dogs 3 in a few years.