With “Iron Man 2” shooting set to begin on Monday, Robert Downey Jr. was rocking the Tony Stark look at the “Soloist” junket today, where he had an update for MTV News about the plot of ol’ Shellhead's sequel.
Fans were anxious earlier this years when news broke of the films (I kid you not) toilet design, and knowing that the film will open to Iron-vomiting caused many of to speculate that the blockbuster's follow-up might go for the famous alcoholism storyline, “Demon in a Bottle,” which originally appeared in “Iron Man” issues #120-128 in 1979.
When asked if the film was based on this famous story arc, Downey told MTV News, “Not really.”
“As a matter of fact, I think that’s probably best saved,” said Downey, “ because it’s such its own storyline.”
This matches Jon Favreau’s thoughts last year that, while “Demon in a Bottle” may come one day, it doesn’t need to be in “Iron Man 2”. Hopefully, Downey has quite a few “Iron Man” films ahead of him.
So, what is the storyline, outside major cast additions?
“We're going for the interim space [between the origin and “Demon”]," explained Downey, "which is more a look behind the mask of someone who says he's Iron Man and what it really is to become a superhero.”
Are you glad or disappointed we’re going to wait a bit to see alcoholic Tony Stark? What other storylines would you like to see touched upon? Let us know below!