'Iron Man 2' First Look: A Hero Unmasked

06/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tony Stark is out of the superhero closet, and it's no picnic.

The sequel to last summer's blockbuster, which began shooting three weeks ago and opens May 7, 2010, takes place six months after Stark revealed his identity as Iron Man, says director Jon Favreau. And the development is playing out with unexpected results. "How many superheroes are open about their true identities?" he asks. "We wanted to play with that idea. But it obviously has consequences -- in his relationships, on the team. There are a lot of areas we can explore."

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