Iron Man 2 Web Chat
Director Jon Favreau participated with in a live web chat today with the readers of the The Los Angeles Times:
Director Jon Favreau participated in a live web chat today with readers of The Los Angeles Times wherein he spilled a few beans about what fans can expect from Iron Man 2.
“We’re playing with who the villain should be and what we should incorporate from the comic book. And how it will lead into The Avengers,” Favreau said, adding later, “I think we need some version of ‘classic villains’ in these movies. Many don’t hold up well to time and to the big screen, but their essence should inspire the characters.”
The Iron Man helmer said the Mandarin “is still an important figure in the Iron Man universe. We have an interesting take on him that allows us to incorporate the whole pantheon of villains. The whole 10 Rings thing in (Iron Man 1) was a good tease for it.” When asked by a fan whether a female adversary such as Madame Masque might be used in the sequel, Favreau replied, “Female villain… Now there’s an interesting notion.”
So what might Iron Man 2 be about? “The sequel is shaping up to incorporate Tony’s vision for the future. What happens after he says ‘I am Iron Man?'” Favreau said. He later added, “Iron Man is indeed a celebrity. He announced who he was and we have now officially departed from the standard secret ID superhero. Tony was already famous before the announcement. What would really happen if this went down? Fun to explore.” As for Tony Stark’s alcoholism, the director said “I don’t think we’ll ever do the Leaving Las Vegas version, but it will be dealt with.”
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