Iron Man 2 began filming this week, and the internet has no shortage of photos of Robert Downey Jr leaving his trailer if you really want to intriguing snippet about the Marvel sequel. Well, two if you count the news that veteran comedian Gary Shandling will be appearing in the film as "intriguing". What we're referring to is the fact that the sequel apparently opens straight after the "I am Iron Man" press conference announcement that ended the first film (not counting the post-credits extra scene). Though, of course, there is the possibility that the scene could be a flashback used later in the movie. Shandling plays Senator Stern, who appears in the scene.