Official Press Release
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.Â 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 auctionsÂ 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.Â 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.Â "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.Â When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.Â 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..Â 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.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.Â Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics).Â Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online.Â For more information visit www.marvel.com.
Propworx is the leading provider of prop & costume auctions for the film and television industry.Â Propworx changed the face of Hollywood prop and costume auctions with their event auction concept: fans and collectors can meet the cast and creators of their favorite TV series and films amidst the iconic relics from these properties, on which they can then bid to win.Â The landmark, year long Battlestar Galactica auction events were the company's inaugural productions.Â The Iron Man Auction will be the company's next live event, followed by the Kevin Smith auction, Kevin Smith Sells Out.Â For more information, visit Propworx.com.