Paramount Home Entertainment was expected to make the big Iron Man 2 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD announcement at Comic-Con next week. Rather than make us unnecessarily wait, the press release was issued this morning and I’ve got all the details for you below.
Iron Man 2 starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson on Blu-ray will be presented in a 3-disc combo pack that includes a digital copy and the DVD edition. The Blu-ray version is in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio with many of the listed bonus features below exclusive to high-def (as noted). The S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault should be of particular interest in regards to The Avengers.
- Feature film with optional commentary by Jon Favreau (HD)
- BD Exclusive: S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault (HD)— Extend your knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with high-level clearance into S.H.I.E.L.D.’s digital data vault. Interact with select scenes from the movie that include new layers of graphics and insider information. View case files, dossiers, S.H.I.E.L.D. training films, tech details and more.
- Previsualization and Animatics (HD)
- BD Exclusive: Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2 (HD)
- Rebuilding the Suit—An all-encompassing look at the beginning stages of this mammoth blockbuster.
- A Return to Action—From Marvel Studios to the streets of Monaco, Jon Favreau takes viewers through the trials and triumphs of continuing Iron Man’s story.
- Expanding the Universe—From the amazing sets of Stark Expo to Tony Stark’s home and beyond, the Marvel Universe continues to unfold into new and exciting places.
- Building a Legacy—From filming to editing, scoring and visual effects, Favreau and his team face the challenges of bringing the sequel to the big screen.
- Featurettes (HD)
- Creating Stark Expo—A look at how the sets and computer-generated elements combine to create the massive set piece.
- Practical Meets Digital—How the “practical” props inform the “digital” work that ultimately brings our hero to life on screen.
- BD Exclusive: Illustrated Origin: Nick Fury—A comprehensive journey into creating one of the most mysterious and influential heroes in the Marvel Universe.
- BD Exclusive: Illustrated Origin: Black Widow—An exciting look at the new femme fatale introduced in Iron Man 2.
- BD Exclusive: Illustrated Origin: War Machine—A look at the introduction of the character and how his friendship with Tony Stark resonates with fans.
- BD Exclusive: Working with DJ AM—Jon Favreau remembers working with Adam Goldstein.
- Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau (HD)
- Alternate Opening
- Coulson at the Senate
- BD Exclusive: The Sub-Orbital Jet
- BD Exclusive: Tony’s Workshop (extended)
- Natalie Wears the Gauntlet
- BD Exclusive: Flying Party Girl
- BD Exclusive: Mark II Security
- Element Rediscovered (extended)
- BD Exclusive: Concept Art Gallery
- BD Exclusive: Theatrical Trailers (HD)
- Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill”
- Feature Film on DVD
- Digital Copy
Pricing and pre-order information for Iron Man 2 on Blu-ray will be passed along as soon as I have it. In the meantime, check out the official cover art below.