Iron Man 2 World Premiere

See what the lucky sods in Los Angeles got instead of London.

Iron Man 2 World Premiere

The World Premiere of Iron Man 2 took place in Los Angeles last night, 26th April, with all the stars in attendance.

It's bittersweet looking at the gorgeous photos, as we know the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson, Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell were supposed to be heading to London to launch the hugely-anticipated film. Last week's UK flight cancellations meant Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment took the decision to move the press junket and premiere to Los Angeles.

The cast, along with director Jon Favreau, walked the red carpet at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre, a last-minute venue, leaving London's Westfield Vue without its very first world premiere (Prince Of Persia will take that honour on 7th May). A press/celebrity screening went ahead in the venue last night (stars included Dev Patel and, er, Dane Bowers), and initial reports are that Iron Man 2 doesn't live up to the first. I automatically set myself up for bitter disappointment when it comes to sequels, but you never know when you're going to get another X2.

You'll find out for yourself on 30th April! Check out some images from last night, and scroll to the bottom for a brand new clip courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.