Actors have been known to get creatively involved with their scripts in the past, Edward Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk for example, and now according to Yahoo! Robert Downey Jr. let his creative juices flow over the Iron Man 2 script.
Favreau tells Empire magazine, “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. 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.”
And Downey, Jr insists it’s been rewarding to see his hard work pay off, adding, “We are grinding our minds and hearts in the ground on this movie. Could we have just skated through a sequel and would it probably have made the same box-office numbers? Yes, sure.
“I have fortified my belief that if I have a creative instinct about something, usually it’s not because I’ve had too much coffee or because I’m bored – it’s because I sense there’s something there. And it’s always mind-blowing when you follow a hunch and realise it’s exactly what the movie wanted.”
I guess means Downey Jr. will have to share the responsibility if Iron Man 2 sucks, which I highly doubt it will.
The first trailer for Iron Man 2 will be released in around 3 weeks times with Sherlock Holmes.