‘Iron Man 2’ Coming to Retail Sept. 2813 Jul, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Paramount Home Entertainment will release Iron Man 2 Sept. 28 on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and digital download, with hours of additional material.
The sequel, starring Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes, Tropic Thunder) as mercurial weapons man Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, has grossed $310 million at the domestic box office.
Iron Man 2 will available as a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with digital copy at $39.99, a limited edition two-disc DVD set with digital copy at $39.99, or as a single-disc DVD at $29.99.
The Blu-ray, special-edition DVD and single-disc DVD will all include the film with commentary by director Jon Favreau.
A bonus disc included with the Blu-ray and the special-edition DVD will include an alternate opening and three deleted scenes, the AC/DC music video "Shoot to Thrill," and the featurettes “Creating Stark Expo,” exploring the sets and computer-generated elements combined to create the massive set piece; and “Practical Meets Digital,” how normal props are used in the digital process to bring Iron Man to life on screen.
Several extras will come exclusively with the Blu-ray edition, such as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault, which allows viewers to extend their knowledge of the Marvel cinematic universe via interaction with select scenes from the movie, new layers of graphics, case files, dossiers, S.H.I.E.L.D. training films and tech details. Other Blu-ray exclusives include the film’s pre-visualization concepts and animatics and the making-of documentary “Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2," which includes "Rebuilding the Suit," "A Return to Action," "Expanding the Universe" and "Building a Legacy." The Blu-ray also will include additional deleted scenes and featurettes, including “Illustrated Origin: Nick Fury,” a comprehensive journey into creating one of the most mysterious and influential heroes in the Marvel universe; “Illustrated Origin: Black Widow,” a look at the new femme fatale introduced in Iron Man 2; “Illustrated Origin: War Machine,” a look at the introduction of the character and his friendship with Tony Stark; “Working with DJ AM,” in which Favreau remembers working with the late Adam Goldstein.
Disc three on the Blu-ray version includes the DVD version of the film and a digital copy.