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With today's big reveal of the "Iron Man 2" post-credits scene, fans received just a taste of some of the crossover magic they'll be treated to in director Jon Favreau's much-anticipated sequel to the 2008 blockbuster.

When MTV News snagged some time with Favreau, he explained some of the references to other Marvel properties made in "Iron Man 2," how the movie timelines connect, and the specific scenes eagle-eyed fans should watch out for in the film. [SPOILER WARNING!]

"If you look at the end of the 'Incredible Hulk,' you have Tony Stark saying, 'Hey, I'm trying to recruit you for the Avengers Initiative,' or whatever he says at the end of that one," said Favreau. "That clearly does not happen between 'Iron Man' and 'Iron Man 2.' That happens after 'Iron Man 2.'" Read More...

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Iron Man 2Unless you're living—or hiding—under a rock, you probably know that the secret ending of "Iron Man 2" leaked online earlier today. Here at Splash Page, we're very aware of the fact that many readers don't want to know what happens at the end of the movie, so you can read our spoiler-filled report at your own risk.

That said, we also think that it was fairly obvious that the secret scene would focus on the revelation that Tony Stark is actually Bruce Banner's sister and Happy Hogan is the modern day incarnation of the Red Skull.

Seriously, you didn't see that coming?

After the jump, we've listed some of the secret "Iron Man 2" ending's other "major" revelations — and by "major," we mean fake! Read More...

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Clark GreggBack in January, it was confirmed that Clark Gregg will reprise his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in director Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of "Thor" in addition to his return in "Iron Man 2."

And while Gregg's role in the first "Iron Man" film was relatively small, it appears that his character will be playing a much bigger role in "Thor."

"I just have been in New Mexico where I was a little more busy, dealing with the arrival of a certain Norse god," revealed Gregg during an interview with Superhero Hype. "I get to do some exciting things in some of the new stuff." Read More...

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Iron Man 2One of the biggest questions surrounding "Iron Man 2" has been answered — and the movie hasn't even hit theaters yet.

Fans wondering what will appear in a "secret" post-credits scene in "Iron Man 2" received their answer today via YouTube, where the final scene of the film was revealed in the expected sketchy, shaky, hidden-camera style. And as many fans speculated, it continues the grand tradition of connecting the film to another property in development around the Marvel movie universe.

Read on for a full breakdown of the scene, and just in case it's not obvious: SPOILER WARNING!

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It's no secret that both "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" relied heavily on improv from their cast of talented actors, but did you know that going the ad-lib route can mean some very cool, fan-friendly bonuses?

Take, for example, the sheer amount of extra footage created by "Iron Man 2" improvisation. According to director Jon Favreau, it amounts to around 30 minutes of alternate scenes and extra footage — all of which will likely be included on the "Iron Man 2" DVD.

"I think it's about a half an hour of that stuff," Favreau told MTV News. "You change things... There's a lot of latitude in post-production on this kind of movie."

"Iron Man 2" hits theaters May 7. Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!

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FROM MTV MOVIES: One of them flies around the world, is greeted by roaring applause everywhere he goes and works a red carpet like nobody's business. Ladies love him, men want to be like him and many call him a hero. The other one is Tony Stark.

On Monday night, Robert Downey Jr. continued to blur the line between real life and fiction, arriving at the premiere of "Iron Man 2" in one of his character's many cars. Like Stark in the film, Downey was greeted by scantily clad dancing girls, rapturous applause and reporters with questions. So, where does Downey end and Stark begin?

"Tony Stark is the movie star of superheroes, for sure," co-star Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) insisted. "He's slightly debauched, handsome, funny."

Continue reading 'Iron Man 2' Premiere Finds Robert Downey Jr. Playing Red-Carpet Hero at Movies.MTV.com.

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While the debut of War Machine in "Iron Man 2" has received a lot of attention in the run-up to the film's premiere, Scarlett Johansson's bow as Russian superspy Black Widow is turning heads, too — and not just because of her skin-tight uniform.

Along with her deep history in the Marvel Universe, Black Widow's had more than a passing affiliation with The Avengers, and teamed up with everyone from Iron Man to Daredevil at one point or another. When MTV News caught up with Johansson at the "Iron Man 2" press junket, she offered up some thoughts on suiting up as the superspy and whether we'll see her do it again when "The Avengers" arrives in theaters.

"These movies are really fan-driven, and going into this film I was hoping that the fans and the audience would like my interpretation of the character enough to carry the story along," said Johansson. Read More...

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Nick FuryAs comic book fans anxiously await the return of Tony Stark in next week's "Iron Man 2," there's another popular hero readying for a big screen comeback next week as well — none other than S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury.

In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, director Jon Favreau spoke about Fury's elevated role in "Iron Man 2" following Samuel L. Jackson's cameo appearance at the end of the first "Iron Man." While that scene was initially intended as a tribute to the character's comic book resemblance to Jackson, the role has clearly expanded in light of the actor's nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios.

"The idea was just to do this tag, and we thought it would be really fun to get Sam since the comics version of Fury is based on him," said the director. "Now it's become much more than that." Read More...

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"Iron Man 2" blasts into theaters next week, so MTV News caught up with the film's cast and director this weekend to discuss the much-anticipated sequel to the 2008 blockbuster.

While Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., confessed to being a little out of touch with anything outside Iron Man's corner of the Marvel universe, he did indicate that the story isn't likely to end after "Iron Man 2." In fact, he said he has some "pretty strong ideas" about where Tony and his surrounding cast of characters will go for "Iron Man 3."

"I'm the expert on me and Tony and Iron Man and that story, [but] once it starts intersecting with the other stuff, I start losing track," Downey told MTV News. "Thankfully, there are experts." Read More...

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We're less than two weeks away from "Iron Man 2" arriving in theaters, so that means the promotional push is in high gear! While there's always the risk of revealing too much about a film before it premieres, it's hard to argue with anything that results in great footage hitting the 'Net a little early.

Take, for example, this scene from Iron Man's battle with Whiplash:

Whether you're calling it the Briefcase Armor or Silver Centurion, Tony's new suit is all sorts of awesome.

Let us know what you think of the new clip in the comment section or on Twitter!

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