Marvel: 1989 The Year in Review #1
Invincible Iron Man #517-527
James Rhodes as Iron Man
Iron Man has defeated the Mandarin.
Just bringing this back.
Tony Stark: Hi, Rhodey, its me.
Rhodey: It’s who?
Tony Stark: Oh, I’m sorry, it is ME. You asked. What your asking about, it’s me.
Rhodey: No, you see, this isn’t a game. You do not send civilian equipment into my active war zone. You understand that?
Tony Stark: It’s not a piece of equipment, I’m in it! Its a suit! It’s ME!
This was recorded, dang, way, way back in 2008, during a screening hosted in LA, with Jon Favreau doing live commentary alongside the film (and later, surprise guest RDJ). It was pretty rad.
Anyway, I realized I never shared my recording of it beyond some old school LJ friends, and since I’m such a goddamn sucker for this movie and I’m so stupid excited about IM3, now seemed liked a good time as any!
So. Um, click on the link or the image above and it should take you to a mediafire site. If mediafire doesn’t work where you’re at, give me a heads up and I’ll upload it elsewhere!
Some fun tidbits include:
-Favreau had a little help from his friends: when they weren’t rewriting the script on the spot, they called upon pals like Shane Black (screenwriter, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and JJ Abrams (Star Trek, Lost) for a last minute helping hand.
-The reason why Tony Stark was sporting those bitchin’ shades during the weapons demonstration speech at the beginning of the movie? RDJ rewrote the speech right before filming, and Favreau could see his eyes reading the cue cards, so cue the shades.
-Next time you watch the film, pay attention to the first guy that gets smacked into the wall when Tony Stark suits up for the first time in the cave: that’s totally Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) who not only provided the guitars for the soundtrack, but played the role of cannon fodder as well.
-The big explosion at the end of the film not only destroyed Obadiah, but over $180,000 in lighting and equipment as well.
-Originally the two robots, affectionately dubbed “Dummy” and “Butter” by Tony Stark, were merely props, but RDJ’s ad libbing with them on the set was too funny, Favreau decided to expand their roles. Hence some of the best bits in the film, including the ongoing fire extinguisher joke and one of the robots literally saving the day.
Also, for the love of pete, belated apologies for the manic giggling of the person recording. That person is me, and it is the worst.
EDIT: Sendspace link as well, as I hear non-US folks sometimes have trouble with Mediafire!