On the promotional rounds for Tropic Thunder Robert Downey Jr. spoke to Latino Review about Iron Man 2 and the inclusion of other Marvel characters.
Downey: Iron Man 2 is in the works.
It’s not going to be with the Hulk is it?
So no Hulk in the Iron Man sequel, but what about Thor and Captain America?
But have ideas been thrown around for other cameos, since there’s an Avengers project in the works?
Downey: Ya, it’s a big world. It’s kind of hard to navigate because you want to be able to set up The Avengers in Iron Man 2, but you don’t want to um….
Take the focus off of Iron Man?
Downey: Ever. [laughs] It’s such a big leap, before we were grounded in reality and now we’re starting to go into the Marvel Universe. I don’t know much about this, I just know that we go scene to scene to scene, and we have some great scenes which I think will be really surprising at how we took all of this goodwill and this success and we decided to do something ever more kind of risky and something that represents the way Jon thinks and the way I like to develop a character. So, it’s going to be good.
Have other heroes been mentioned about making an appearance? Captain America? Thor?
Downey: I can neither confirm nor deny that. [That always means yes to me. -Ed] Honestly, nothing’s set in stone right now.
Iron Man 2 currently has a release date of April 30th 2010, and the Thor movie is due for release just over a month after on June 4th. Could we see a Thor/Iron Man crossover like we saw this year with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk? With Marvel working towards an Avengers movie it seems likely.