Fin Fang Foom — the classic dragon-like monster created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby — will make an appearance in “Iron Man 2”, according to artist Adi Granov.
“This was my design for Fin Fang Foom for the ‘Iron Man Viva Las Vegas’ book I was doing with Jon Favreau,” explained Granov in a recent post on Super Robot Mayhem. “But this image in particular was done for [“Iron Man 2”] and used as a billboard in one of the scenes where Iron Man flies past it. It's very quick, but Jon wanted to have a kind of a cool easter egg in there.”
Fin Fang Foom originally debuted in “Strange Tales” before later going on to become one of Iron Man’s most popular foes. More recently, Fin Fang Foom made a memorable appearance in Warren Ellis’ “Nextwave.”
Granov first collaborated with Favreau during the production of the first “Iron Man” movie. Granov designed all of the Iron Man armors and served as a conceptual artist on both films. Their miniseries — "Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas" — is currently on hiatus while Favreau concentrates on “Iron Man 2.”
“Iron Man 2” stars Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, and Sam Rockwell and will premiere May 7 in both IMAX and wide release.
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