A press release came out today confirming the plans for the sequel, which will come out on May 7th. While the movie has not been shot using IMAX cameras, the film will be converted for IMAX screens.
Marvel Studios’ COO Tim Connors said: “The success of the first Iron Man movie catapulted the franchise from the comic books to theatre screens, and we’re excited that the IMAX format will offer fans an even more immersive way to experience the sequel.”
2008’s Iron Man grossed over $318 million domestically. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, who will battle the evil villain Ivan Vanko, played by Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke. Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson are also in the sequel.