To celebrate the release of Iron Man 2, fans of the blockbuster film Iron Man will be able to own props and costumes seen in Iron Man when Marvel Studios makes them available to the highest bidder at an auction held during C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 16 – 18, 2010. Tony Stark's Convoy Missile, the Hero Schematic Drawings of Mark I drafted inside the cave, Hero Completed Mark I Mask and Iron Man Hero Mark II RT Unit will be among nearly 225 Iron Man props made available at the auction produced by Propworx Inc., the leading provider of high-end auctions for the film and television industry.
Those unable to attend the live auction in Chicago will be able to take part online in real time at www.propworx.com/ironman. Following the live auction in Chicago, other Iron Man collectable items will be made available to fans on eBay.
"It is always great to involve our fans in the making of our films and now we have the chance to allow them to take a piece home with them," stated Jordan Hudson, Marvel Studios' Director of Production Operations. "Iron Man has already proven to resonate with moviegoers all over the world and now each of them has the chance to own some of the greatest items seen in the film just a few weeks before the continuation of Tony Stark's adventures in Iron Man 2."
Earning over $585 million in worldwide box office, Iron Man lifted off in theatres on May 2, 2008 with high-speed, high-flying action when jet-setting industrialist Tony Stark survived an unexpected attack in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech robotic suit of armor. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. Straight from the pages of the legendary comic book, Iron Man is a hero who is built—not born—to be unlike any other.
The highly anticipated sequel, Iron Man 2, starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, John Slattery, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson., will be released on May 7, 2010 in the U.S.. In addition to Iron Man 2, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including Thor on May 6, 2011, The First Avenger: Captain America on July 22, 2011, and The Avengers on May 4, 2012.
For more information about the C2E2 Convention, visit www.c2e2.com.