Robert Downey Jr Promises Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Iron Man 2
by Alex Billington
April 3, 2009
The Soloist star Robert Downey Jr. talked recently with ET Online about Iron Man 2, which starts shooting in the next few weeks. "The film is almost entirely about character, and yet we still have twice as much action as we did last time, so it's going to be nuts," he said. And here's the best part of his update. "Essentially Iron Man 2 is about looking behind the armor, or the armature, of a superhero. It's one thing to say you're Iron Man, it's another thing to be fully ready to do that." Apologies for that Daft Punk reference in the title, but I think it worked well, because that's exactly what we're going to get with this!
When asked about Scarlett Johansson taking on the role of Black Widow, Downey Jr said, "We've been rehearsing and she's in insane shape. She's getting lean and mean." I hope that's the truth, because right now I think she's the weakest link, and has a lot of hard work to do if she is indeed going to pull this off. I'm considerably excited for Iron Man 2 and can't wait to see what Jon Favreau and his screenwriter Justin Theroux have whipped up this time around, even with Johansson on board It's great to hear that it will be even more about the character this time, because as we all know, great characters make for great movies.