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Yet Another MCU Podcast - Patrick Whalen & Michael Field EPISODE 3, 25th August 2020
Iron Man 2
00:00:00 01:09:21

Iron Man 2

Phase 1, Episode 3. Cue the AC/DC, as Tony Stark returns as Iron Man in the third movie in Phase One - Iron Man 2. Robert Downey Jr, as Tony Stark, returns along with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jon Favreau. Tony battles his own personal demons, government interference, world-building MCU plotlines from Marvel executives and a man who just wants his bird.

Added to the mix is Mickey Rourke as, the villain and bird lover, Whiplash, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha, we're-not-supposed-to-know-she's-Black-Widow, Rushman. Don Cheadle takes over the role of James "Rhodey" Rhodes. Agent Coulson appears with Clark Gregg taking on the character that will span to more movies and beyond. We see a credited Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and, of course, we get to meet one of Pat and Mike's favorite MCU characters - Justin Hammer played with great results by Sam Rockwell.

The Justin Hammer love is palpable, but Pat and Mike also get into some of pressing issues with this sequel to widely successful, Iron Man. They examine a movie and a franchise that is trying to tell a story and set up countless more. But regardless, the MCU train is picking up speed and a drunken fight between Iron Man and Iron Patriot can't stop it.

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