After 71 days of shooting, principal photography on Iron Man 2 has wrapped. Director Jon Favreau tweeted the announcement on Saturday: “We just wrapped principal photography”, and Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige made it official in a chat with Marvel.com:
“Shooting ‘Iron Man 2′ was a fantastic experience and we couldn’t be happier. Although there were many challenges in making this film, having Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Gwyneth Paltrow and almost the entire crew from the first film back on board, allowed us to hit the ground running as everyone was instantly familiar with each other from day one,” Feige told Marvel.com. “This dynamic allowed us to get done what we needed on a day to day basis and was a big factor in why we finished slightly ahead of schedule.”
“The next step for us is beginning the post production process which is extensive and filled with its own set of challenges,” Feige said. “It is also a very exciting time because you get to see all the hard work from the hundreds of cast and crew members begin to come to life.”
Iron Man 2 is set to hit theaters on May 7, 2010.