Robert Downey Jr. Considers Iron Man 2 Options

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With an Iron Man sequel guaranteed at this point, Entertainment Weekly caught up with Robert Downey Jr. and asked him about possible story lines for the follow-up, already set for theaters on April 30, 2010.

When you were brainstorming with Jon Favreau, what were the elements that you wanted to bring to the next Iron Man movie?
There's this idea of Terrence Howard putting on a suit and coming back as War Machine, who is pretty iconic in the Iron Man and Marvel universe. Just seeing where it can all go, but grounding it in a very modern mythology. I see it as greatest dysfunctional family story ever told....

In The New York Post a couple days ago, [there was a cartoon] of Iron Man suited up, and he's telling the governor even his super-powers can't get him out of the budget problem. That was what Jon was hoping for and excited to see the most, the idea that Tony Stark and Iron Man can become part of the cultural fabric.

When we heard posters were being defaced to promote political or social ideas, he just got such a hoot out of that.

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