Robert Downey Jr. Definitely Had a Hand in Writing Iron Man 2
by Ethan Anderton
November 30, 2009
It's no secret that actor Robert Downey Jr. had a hand in crafting the somewhat life-mirroring character of Tony Stark in Marvel's Iron Man. So it comes as no surprise that his involvement in writing Iron Man 2 was more than a fleeting instance. Director Jon Favreau recently told Empire (via WENN): "Robert is a real partner in the process. He's been very involved in the screenplay. When he went away to do Sherlock Holmes he was still part of our creative process." And if you're at all worried about an actor like Downey Jr. becoming heavily involved in the writing process of a property like this, read on to put your mind at ease.
Favreau points out: "Even in the first film, where he was originally a hired gun playing the role, he really stepped up to rewrite scenes - he's a great writer, too. So we really are sharing the responsibilities." It's nice to hear that there's some fusion among actor, director and writer with Downey, Favreau, and (the actual) screenwriter Justin Theroux (who also happens to be an actor) collaborating so nicely. It's much more reassuring than Edward Norton's involvement in the re-writes and editing for The Incredible Hulk, which sparked more than a small debate between Norton and Marvel. And of course, this is just more fuel for the fire that's already burning in anticipation of Iron Man 2. We'll keep you posted on any further updates.
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
as long as the movie is great I have no problem with Robert involved in the writing. I'm excited for trailer to come whenever that will be.
Andrew on Nov 30, 2009
RDJ is so creative and such a great actor it comes to no surprise that he is a talented writer.
branden on Nov 30, 2009
RDJ is a wonder. Keep the movies coming!
jake the snake on Nov 30, 2009
I'm freaking thrilled for the trailer.
giraffic on Nov 30, 2009
every character RDJ plays is always intense. no wonder he's on the top of the list as one of the great actors of our generation.... that being said, every movie he has made is always worth watching.
Harlan on Nov 30, 2009
"It's much more reassuring than Edward Norton's involvement in the re-writes and editing for The Incredible Hulk, which sparked more than a small debate between Norton and Marvel. " What? WTF??? What kind of stsement is that. With out Mr. Norton, Hulk would have been sub-par at best!!!
Clover on Dec 1, 2009
This isn't entirely new, as I recall reading similar things right before the first Iron Man came out. Still, it shows how multi-talented RDJ is. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Downey Sr. a noted screenwriter as well?
Corran Horn on Dec 1, 2009
I have total faith in RDJ. His personal experience and dedication towards acting, I'm sure he won't let us down while polishing the script.
Nick Sears on Dec 1, 2009
the action scenes in 1 were good but not many . i hope this one has more.
subcelsious on Dec 1, 2009
Downey is extremely talented. Why would be worried?
Tra la la la la di da on Dec 1, 2009
Well, now we KNOW it's going to suck.
SlashBeast on Dec 1, 2009
I agree with the guys opinion that was deleted. Ed Norton made sure we got an awesome Hulk movie. We could have been stuck with whatever garbage Marvel wanted to put out there but Norton didn't let us down. I am extremely happy that he decided to not take any shit from Marvel. After that mess and now hearing about the terrible script Marvel wanted to throw out there for Iron Man, I am starting to doubt the skill of the head guys/gals at Marvel. They just want to make money like Fox and Sony and whoever else and leave it in the directors hands to save the film. what a joke.
jake the snake on Dec 2, 2009
RDJ is my favorite now.
Fisherr on Dec 3, 2009
Ed Norton didn't make sure we got an awesome Hulk movie. It sucked balls.
SlashBeast on Dec 14, 2009
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