“Iron Man 2” blasts into theaters next week, so MTV News caught up with the film’s cast and director this weekend to discuss the much-anticipated sequel to the 2008 blockbuster.
While Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., confessed to being a little out of touch with anything outside Iron Man’s corner of the Marvel universe, he did indicate that the story isn’t likely to end after “Iron Man 2.” In fact, he said he has some “pretty strong ideas” about where Tony and his surrounding cast of characters will go for “Iron Man 3.”
“I’m the expert on me and Tony and Iron Man and that story, [but] once it starts intersecting with the other stuff, I start losing track,” Downey told MTV News. “Thankfully, there are experts.”
As for where the film will overlap with its source material, Downey said there’s a good reason why many of the film’s plot points seem to be ripped straight from the comics.
“There’s a little bit of a bunch of different storylines from different decades,” he said. “I always feel like — just like with ’Sherlock Holmes,’ you’re not going to do any better than you will looking back at [Arthur Conan] Doyle’s stories.”
“I think it’s going to go down,” said downey of the likelihood of “Iron Man 3” happening. “I know ’Avengers’ is supposedly first on their docket, and we’ll see how all that pans out sooner rather than later.”
“I have some pretty strong ideas [for ’Iron Man 3’], but they never seem to be too discordant with what the creative execs at Marvel are thinking anyways,” he said.
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