Mere days after Iron Man exploded onto our screen to $200+ million worldwide and a massive 94% thumbs up on Rotten Tomatoes, a release date of April 30th 2010 was set for Iron Man 2. Very good news indeed, but what does director Jon Favreau have to say about a sequel? Has he already signed the dotted line? Has he any ideas for possible storylines? Well he spoke to EW, and here’s what he had to say.
“We’ve been speaking informally about it,” Favreau told EW. “In concept we would all love to work together again. But I found out about the announcement last night, so it’s not something that — we would definitely love to collaborate more with the sequel. There’s no formal arrangement yet, but in theory we would all love to see it happen…. There’s definitely a lot of ideas that we all have now. This type of movie is based on serialized materials, so it lends itself very easily to [many different sequel possibilities]. There’s definitely a level of enthusiasm from myself and the cast to tell more stories.”
He also spoke about a storyline involving Tony Stark battling alcoholism, which has been rumoured to feature in the sequel.
“Demon in a Bottle is one of the very strongest story lines of the of the series, and Iron Man is not a comic book character who is known for having wonderful storylines. He’s known for having great suits, great characters, but the villains kind of get thin at times, and it’s so very dated when you look at Communism and the metaphor. Politically, much of it doesn’t hold up well. And the Mandarin is incredibly challenging in that respect. So we have challenges ahead of us. Demon in a Bottle tends to be one that, from a storytelling perspective, is compelling to all of us.
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