IRON MAN 2 Comic-Con Footage (Sweded)

     July 27, 2009


You’re not supposed to record footage at Comic-Con and you shouldn’t.  It’s an insult to the filmmakers, to the over 6,000 people in the room, and to true movie-lovers everywhere.  But if there’s a way to, oh, I don’t know, re-create the footage, you’re totally allowed to do that.

Hit the jump for something I think you’re really gonna love.

mickey_rourke_whiplash_iron_man_2_movie_image_hi_res_01.jpgI completely understand if you couldn’t make it in to Hall H for the jaw-dropping “Iron Man 2” footage (although if you’re a so-called professional film journalist and you don’t have the good sense to show up early so you can get a seat, you don’t really deserve to get in), so Mali Elfman of, Silas Lesnick from ComingSoon and MTV, and other spectacular people decided to put together the footage in its Sweded* form.  I was lucky enough to be invited to be a part of it and I’m the guy totally ruining as I tried to take it over from behind the scenes (it’s a good thing that Elfman is, like most good directors, incredibly forceful in maintaining control over a project) and re-enacted Garry Shandling’s performance as Senator Stern except I’m always looking up because I’m talking to Silas (who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man and I think Robert Downey Jr. would be proud) who is taller than me and so that’s where my eye-line went.  I am NOT a completely horrible actor!

You should really check this video out below and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed helping to make it.  This was just another thing that contributed to this year’s Comic-Con being one of the best times of my life and I’m so grateful I was invited to be a part of it.  Again, special credit to Elfman who originally posted the video on

Sweding*, for those that don’t know, is a no-budget way to recreate famous movies and it takes imagination, quick-thinking, and it’s highly enjoyable.  It’s kind of like Dogme 95 except it doesn’t totally suck.

*Sweding, again for those that don’t know, was a term coined by Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind Rewind” which first created this innovative approach.


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