'Iron Man 2' gets simultaneous Imax date

9:52 AM PST 01/14/2010 by Etan Vlessing, AP

Giant-screen exhibitor will release sequel for limited time

TORONTO -- Imax Corp. is to release Marvel Entertainment's "Iron Man 2" on its giant screens on May 7, simultaneous with the film's worldwide release by Paramount Pictures.

The action-adventure sequel to Marvel Entertainment's 2008 movie hit was blown up by Imax for a limited 2D release on its giant-screen network.

"Iron Man 2," directed by Jon Favreau, stars Robert Downey Jr. as billionaire superhero Tony Stark battling bad guy Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke).
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