Favreau Issues "Iron Man" UpdateComingSoon.net reports on the latest entry from "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau's blog, in which the erstwhile "Swinger" comments on recent casting news, set assembly, and the production's overall good-time vibe:
"Gwyneth Paltrow has been cast as Virginia Pepper Potts. I met her on an indie called "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" many years ago. We begin filming in eight weeks.
"Stan Winston is working on the suit. Sets are being built. Fergus and Ostby ("Children of Men") are working on the script. Matty Libatique is shooting it. Everything is really coming together."
Paltrow in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"
"Iron Man," featuring Robert Downey, Jr. as the titular hero and his billionaire industrialist alter ego, Tony Stark, is scheduled to hit theaters May 2 of next year. Start waxing those red-and-gold helmets!