Update: Iron Man trailer false footage?
Seems like a major news source is trying to scaremonger amongst the fans of Iron Man by claiming that Iron Man will not be flying in the upcoming film and that he'll always travel on the ground.
Hold up you say, I saw him flying loads in the trailer. Yes, and they have a quote from someone at Industrial Light and Magic that they are suggesting proves Iron Man will not be flying in the film. Well once they take stock and re-read I think they might change their minds slightly.
“A spokesman for Industrial Light & Magic confirms that the flying Iron Man shots are not 'finals' (completed, delivered visual effects) and were only made for the film's Comic-Con promo reel.”
Well I grant you that my mastery of the English language is not the most complete, although it is said that those born in Inverness speak the Queen's English, however that does not state he's not flying in the film, that just says that the shots of him flying in the trailer aren't completed post-production shots but rather shots put together for the first Comic-Con teaser.
How on earth would they go to the time and expense, and the trouble of potential fan backlash, to show the character flying - and not just a little blip past the screen, but continual footage of him playing around with jet fighters - and then not have him fly in the film?
Of course he's going to fly, why else would they show him flying in the trailer for god's sake? After all an integral part of Iron Man is flying. Oh, and the game that is being developed in association with the film has him flying almost all the way through.
So don't panic fans. He will be flying. It's clear that ILM are saying that these shots aren't completed yet.
It seems that Jon Favreau has confirmed that the idea of Iron Man not flying is rubbish and is saying that ILM were saying these were not finished production shots. Here's what he says on his MyMarketingSpace site through Superhero Hype:
"It's in the movie. It's true that the shots were rushed for Comic Con, but the F-22 dogfight has been in the works for over a year and was the furthest along of the film's set pieces. That's how we were able to get it on the screen nearly a year before the premiere."
So Iron Man will be flying and the dogfight will be in the film. Panic over. If there ever really was one.