Jon Favreau recently shot scenes for his upcoming Iron Man adaptation at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The official website of the United States Air Force has posted a pretty lengthy set report from that shoot.
According to the site AF.Mil, about 150 Airmen, about a dozen Marines and some of the Air Force's new aircraft shared the spotlight with Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow while filming Favreau's blockbuster.
Favreau shot there for three days, raving about the cooperation he received from the base. "They're tremendous professionals," he said of the service members hired for filming at the base. "Every background performer is a bit of a technical advisor. So there's a plethora of information available to you."
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Based on the long-running Marvel comic book series, Iron Man tells the story of Tony Stark, the enigmatic heir to the Stark Enterprises fortune. A driven inventor and executive who seems to have it all, Tony is haunted by his dark side. Though he commands his empire by day, by night he secretly becomes Iron Man, the living embodiment of decades of defense spending and innovation. Strapping on billions of dollars worth of state-of-the-art armor and weaponry each night to fight crime, terrorism and corporate espionage, Tony begins to crack under the strain of his fractured lifestyle and must ultimately confront the one enemy he can never beat -- himself.
The film opens on May 2nd, 2008