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Iron Man 2 Just Got Better

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 8, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 8, 2009 |

Today begins day three of filming on Iron Man 2, and I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen as many reports coming from the set of a movie (save for Sex and the City: The Movie, but that was mostly disgruntled New Yorkers pissed off that production was impeding their trip to Starbucks). Overnight, we learned from IESB that two more faces have been spotted on the set, and both are Gar(r)ys.

First up, Garry Shandling is apparently in the cast. He’ll play Senator Stern (although, Shandling also joked, via Favreau’s Twitter: “I can’t wait to see the movie to see who I actually play.”) I hope he gets an impromptu opportunity to sing the Theme to Garry’s show.

Even bigger: Gary Oldman was also spotted on the set. No word yet on who exactly he’s set to play, but some have speculated that he’ll be playing Howard Stark, Tony’s father — a role once believed to have gone to Tim Robbins — but most agree that John Slattery (“Mad Men”) probably already holds that part (and a nice choice it is). So, who is Oldman gonna play? No clue. However, his role is probably small, because he’s currently filming the post-apocalyptic Western, The Book of Eli. Perhaps he’s being set up for a larger role in the third Iron Man.

Or maybe it’s just white boy day on the set of Iron Man 2.

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