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Iron Man 2: Some Late in the Day Images

As the UK is missing out on the Iron Man 2 world premiere thanks to that giant ash cloud, we shall endeavour to cheer ourselves up with a few images from the film everyone has probably seen already.

Iron Man 2 is one of costume designer Mary Zophres’ biggest productions to date. Although, the rumour goes, she did have a staff of twenty five assistants on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), so is obviously used to pressure.

Working from a template established by original Iron Man’s costume designers Rebecca Bentjen and Laura Jean Shannon, she has created an already memorable looking set of principals. Disregarding the Iron Man suit for just a moment, there are several regulars and fresh additions to cover:

Here is Mickey Rourke as Iron Man’s main new antagonist Whiplash. That thing in his hands? It will soon be on his chest powering two whips of cybernetic energy ready to cause havoc and destruction. Not a nice guy.

Apparently this leather cat-suit was less than comfortable for Scarlett Johansson playing Black Widow. The boots appear quite manoeuvrable, however. The soles are like slippers sometimes worn by martial artists.

Clearly the clothes worn by billionaire industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his new business partner Virginia ‘Pepper’ Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) will be luxurious in the extreme. Sometimes this is what makes movies so great; a style we think we can achieve yet cannot possibly. That suggestion of attainable fantasy.

The Iron Man suit in all its glory. It seems sharper around the major vanity muscles than in the previous film.

Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer in a grey Glen check, lightweight three piece suit. Even with the unfastened bottom button of his waistcoat revealing a hint of shirt front, this is still a dapper, and we are betting evil, gent.

Squint and you will see that is a Prada polo shirt Stark is wearing. Mary Zophres knows what the camera likes – Downey Jr. has never looked better.

This is new member of the cast Don Cheadle playing Lt. Colonel Rhodes, the role Terrence Howard filled in the first movie. He needs to be straightaway familiar without distracting the narrative. It helps that Rhodes is often seen in his military dress uniform when not saving the world as Iron Man’s compatriot War Machine. This provides costume consistency across both films.

Assuming a meteor does not hit earth in the meantime; Iron Man 2 is still scheduled for general release on 29th April in the UK and 7th May in the U.S.

© 2010 – 2014, Lord Christopher Laverty.


  • ChasC

    Interesting, seeing some differences already between IM and IM2. Glad that Rhodey is still in his _Air_Force_ blues.

  • sally kyle

    Trying to find out which Designer or brand created Mickey Rourke’s glasses (all the styles he wore)in Iron man 2.

    Thanks in anticipation.

  • Casey

    Also trying to find out the name brands and styles Mickey Rourke wore in the movie. If anyone knows please let me know. The glasses look amazing.

  • Michael

    Are the leading lady’s day and evening clothes available anywhere, or were they created for the movie? They were all quite stunning and I wouldn’t hesitate to track them down for my wife, even if we’re talking couture prices. I’d love to know, so even if you just think that they’re close to what some designer has available, I’d appreciate all suggestions.


    • Chris Laverty

      I would imagine most of Gwyneth Paltrow’s costumes are designer labels, but which I would not like to speculate.

      I am intending to run a piece about the costumes in Iron Man 2 in the future. It’s difficult getting hold of people at the moment with the hype machine at full pelt, so it won’t be just yet I’m afraid. If I do find anything out in the meantime, however, I’ll post it.

  • Rob

    Does anyone know which Prada shirt Robert Downey is wearing in the picture above? Must have…

  • Rachel Hendrickson

    Does anyone know who designed Pepper Potts’ navy boatneck dress/outfit in the scene where they’re watching the car race? I adore it and cant seem to find any leads anywhere. Thanks!

    • Chris Laverty

      I don’t myself. You might want to try posting this question in the new forum HERE. As soon as we get some members we might be able to help you!

  • Lisa

    I am interested in finding the large black bag Pepper carries in the scene you have a picture of at the very beginning of this post. As she leaves the office with Happy you can see it. Thanks!!

    • Chris Laverty

      I really wish I had time to go searching for all these items but there are just not enough hours in the day. Plus as you can see HERE it is not really the objective of the site. You could try posting in the forum HERE. It’s new but maybe somebody can help you out. Sorry I can’t be more help at this time.

  • Lisa

    I apologize for offending you. I found this blog through a google search looking for this bag and after reading your responses to the rest of the comments to this particular post I assumed that this was the objective of this site.

    • Chris Laverty

      You certainly did not offend me! I genuinely wish I could answer every question I receive at the site. Maybe one day Clothes on Film will expand and I can. In the meantime, if I am ever in a position to enquire about your bag with the appropriate people I definitely will do.

  • Spencer Hunt

    Does any one know what brand the sweater vest was that sam rockwell was wearing in the seen when him and the senator are golfing??? thanks

  • Kate

    Does anyone know where I could find Scarlett Johansson’s boots? I’m talking about the ones she wears in her catsuit stealth skintight costume that we see in the third picture from the top.

  • Jonny

    does anyone one know the boots whiplash is wearing when hammer takes the bird his pillows and his boots off him?

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  • kevin

    what is the brand of the hoodie that mickie wears in iron man 2, when he calls robert downey jr.

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