Edwards Air Foce Base has recently revealed that the upcoming blockbuster sequel Iron Man 2 recently filmed at the base and two photos were posted with Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau on the set. Here is an excerpt from the base's publication and the photos below.
Scenes from the upcoming movie Ironman II were filmed here May 11 through 13, with the support of about 60 members of Team Edwards taking part as extras and technical advisors.
Parts of the first Ironman as well as numerous movies and television shows have also taken advantage of Edwards for filming in the past.
"Edwards has a long association with Hollywood," said Col. William Thornton, 412th Test Wing commander. "We have just about every aircraft in the Air Force's current fleet, 360 days of good weather per year, which is great for filming, and a dessert terrain and landscape perfect for any scene of a deployment."
The director, Jon Favreau said he was excited to return to Edwards for the sequel for the landscape, but not for the way it looks but for the history it possesses and the professional Airmen and Marines here.
"All these real military assets make the movie more authentic and the topography and the beauty of the Desert and flightline open the movie up," he said. "But it's the rich history of the location and the deep roots it has with flight that gives Tony Stark and his father a pedigree in the aerospace industry."
Iron Man 2 is currently set for a May 7, 2010 release date.