Iron Man 2

Question: Why are Justin Hammer's hands dirty when he is sitting with Vanko in the hangar, after he busted him out of prison?

lionhead

Chosen answer: It is stated in the commentary that Sam Rockwell wanted his character to have a spray tan, making his hands an orange color.

sadie

Question: Why was it so hard for Justin Hammer to get Vanko's bird to him from Russia? Was it because he just didn't care or because he was running a highly inefficient company that simply couldn't find the bird?

lionhead

Chosen answer: Hammer is impatient. he did not want to waste time and money to go find Vanko's bird. he just wanted Vanko to get the work done.

MasterOfAll

Question: Can someone please tell me why Stark brought strawberries when he visits Pepper in her office? He knows that she is allergic to them and we know that he likes/loves her, but it was a spiteful and mean thing to do. Not to mention insensitive. If he did that just to get the model, couldn't he had done it differently? The whole idea just doesn't make sense to me.

Chosen answer: He wanted to do something nice for her, but since he is a pretty self-absorbed, shallow multi-billionaire, he forgot about her allergy. He remembered that there was SOMETHING about her and strawberries, but misremembered and thought it meant she really liked them. He makes a simple human mistake, not out of meanness or spite, but because he honestly does not remember.

Twotall

Answer: He was trying to be nice.

Question: How can Tony get from Malibu to Queens in 40 minutes? How fast can the suit fly?

Chosen answer: While no upper limit on the suit's flight speed has been given, the first movie establishes that the Mark III suit was capable of supersonic velocities. With the new suit demonstrating a much higher power output that the original, as stated during the climactic battle sequence, it's reasonable to assume that Tony is capable of reaching the sort of speeds necessary to make the journey in the time available. The distance from Malibu, California to Queens, New York City is 2477 miles. This distance would require a speed of 3715 mph to cover in 40 minutes. That speed equates to Mach 5.007. The current record speed for a rocket powered manned vehicle was set by the North American X-15 at a speed of 4,519 in 1967. It would be safe to assume that a weapons manufacturer could design a flight system capable of those speeds.

Question: In the scene where Tony takes strawberries to the office, there is a cool 'thing' on the desk that doesn't stop turning. It looks like it's a holder with a metal stick on top, balanced by a loose stick on each end. Does anyone know what that thing is called? I can't find it on Google (but I'm probably using the wrong search strings).

Chosen answer: It's a Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture. You can buy one at ThinkGeek.com. http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/e060

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: After the Expo, when Hammer confronts Vanko as he takes away his bird and pillows, he says that he now has some Stark technology. What is it and how did he get it?

Chosen answer: He is refering to the suit Rhodes took from Stark's house.

sadie

Answer: Mark 2.

Question: Why doesn't Stark like anyone to hand him things? Is it just a quirk or is there a reason behind it?

Chosen answer: In the beginning of the first film, Tony has no problem being handed things. However, when he is kidnapped and his life is threatened and he realises that his weapons are being used for the wrong purposes, his mind starts to change. In his head, he believes that whenever he is handed something, terrible events happen. For example, when he was handed the documents to sign for his weapons in the beginning of the first film, he found out that they were being sold to the wrong people. Also, when the blonde reporter hands him photos, it's of a town being devastated because of his weapons, and he feels at fault. So he develops this small fear or dislike of being handed things because they do not end well and end up causing him pain.

Answer: Tony is merely antagonizing Agent Coulson.

Phixius Premium member

Question: In both Iron Man movies it is made clear that the power source that Tony has in his chest is the same one that powers his Iron Man suits. How exactly can Col. Rhodes simply go downstairs and start using one? Why would Tony have a set of armor that didn't use the power source in his chest?

Chosen answer: As the suits get more advanced and elaborate they require more power, logically this means that the cores would need to produce more energy and would need to get bigger. Tony's heart on the other hand is perfectly fine, if not better, with less power circulating next to it. In the comics you see the armor using bigger and more arc reactors, some using several cores at once.

Answer: He always intended it to go to Rhodes. Natasha says there are security protocols in place to prevent someone just taking his suits. Tony knows that he isn't the best person to protect the people, Rhody is. Tony can't handle the consequences/unintended casualties of war. We see this in his ptsd in Iron Man 3.

Answer: Tony most likely upgraded the mark 2 (War Machine) armor in between both films. We see in Iron Man 3 that each armor he build later is remotely controlled so they would need their own power source.

Answer: Plot hole. The silver suit that Rhody steals in Iron Man 2 was actually the prototype suit that Tony built in the first Iron Man film (which certainly was dependent on Tony's upgraded arc-reactor).

Question: The boxes which contain the particle accelerator are marked "Project Pegasus". Is this some sort of comic book reference?

Friso94

Chosen answer: Yes, it is. Project PEGASUS (standing for Potential Energy Group/Alternate Sources/United States) is principally a scientific base used in multiple stories set in the Marvel Universe, although it has also served as a place of incarceration for super-powered individuals at various points in its existence. Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pegasus is the SHIELD scientific base used in the Avengers movie to study the Tesseract, that is destroyed when the portal used to bring Loki to Earth implodes.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: The new element created -- what is it? And why does Breast Padiumul end so quickly?

traian078

Chosen answer: He created a new element more powerful than palladium that doesn't end quickly - likely Vibranium, but that's never referenced in the movie. Palladium was burning out quickly because of the continuous use of the Iron Man suit.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Question: How does Ivan Vanko know that Tony Stark will be driving at the Monaco Grand Prix, and is therefore open to attack, when Tony himself made that decision at the Grand Prix, like, 5 minutes before the race was to start?

benjyrabbit

Chosen answer: He doesn't. All he knows is that Stark will be there. His 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 the car, thus allowing Vanko to attack him directly, to "make him bleed", as he put it, is merely a very useful bonus.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: At the end of the first Iron Man, Nick Fury appears and tells Stark about the Avengers Initiative. Then, in The Incredible Hulk, Stark makes a cameo and his conversation with Ross makes it seem like Stark's fully on board with Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. But, during this movie, Stark says he refused Fury's offer and at the end is not even a full member, certainly not someone Fury would send as a representative. Is the Hulk movie supposed to take place after Iron Man III? Did something happen between Stark and Fury between I and II, or did the production crew simply forget/neglect Stark's cameo in the Hulk film?

Chosen answer: The Incredible Hulk takes place at about the same time as Iron Man 2 - during Stark's conversation with Fury at the end of the film, a live TV news report can be seen in the background from Culver University, the same location where the Hulk battled the troops under General Ross. Stark's a good choice to send to talk to the General; he's clearly personally acquainted with Ross, from their conversation in The Incredible Hulk, and is part of the Initiative, just in a consultant role, not necessarily as Iron Man.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: When does Stan Lee make his cameo in this movie?

Awesomo

Chosen answer: Very early on, as Stark's leaving the Expo, Lee appears ahead of Stark, dressed as television interviewer Larry King - Stark even greets him as "Larry" as he passes by.

Tailkinker Premium member

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