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Iron Man 2: Horny Heroes and Villains Who Get Drunk With Cockatoos

We've been following Jon Favreau's Twitter pretty closely ever since he started filming Iron Man 2, but sadly, most of the photos he's released via TwitPic have been mind-numbingly boring. Fortunately, though, Entertainment Weekly was granted access to the cast and the set and came back with some awesomeness that has got us all sorts of geeked about the film all over again. When asked about what sorts of things differentiate Iron Man from the scads of other comic-book movies overwhelming the multiplexes these days, the ever-quotable Robert Downey Jr. remarked that "We're horny. Not, like, can't-bring-your-kids horny, but just … horny." That sentiment bodes really well for the sequel, which promises a catfight between Pepper Potts (Gwynnie Paltrow) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson, whose costume is looking very Baroness-like). But the best quote in the piece comes, not surprisingly, from Vulture hero Mickey Rourke. It seems as if he compensated for his seemingly homemade costume by adding some Rourkian flavor to his role as Whiplash. "I don't want to just play him as a one-dimensional pussy," he says. "[Favreau] let me have a cockatoo, who I talk to and get drunk with while I’m making my suit." Consider us sold!

This week's cover: 'Iron Man 2' with exclusive photos! [EW]

Photo: Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly