Iron Man 2 Update: Theme Revealed

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With just one calendar year remaining until Iron Man 2 hits theaters, more information is being released about this highly-anticipated sequel.

According to screenwriter Justin Theroux, the follow-up film will focus on the "nature of identity." He elaborated on such a motif in a recent interview with MTV:

"The obvious thing to improve upon - well, it's not even an improvement it's just something to embrace - which is that he's now a hero that lives in the real world. That's unique," Theroux said about Tony Stark.

He's Iron Man

Considering how Stark revealed himself as Iron Man at the conclusion of the original, the plot for Iron Man 2 will resolve around the problems this announcement brings up for our hero.

This aspect of the character, said Theroux, is "something that we've made a real decision to run towards rather than away from."

Iron Man 2 is scheduled to premiere on May 7, 2008.

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Iron Man 2 Quotes

Ivan Vanko: [watching Stark on TV] You come from a family of thieves, and butchers. And like all guilty men, you try to rewrite your history, to forget all the lives the Stark family has destroyed.
[later, he works on a machine]
Ivan Vanko: There will be blood in the water, and the sharks will come...

Tony Stark: [about to jump out of a plane] Okay, give me a smooch for good luck, I might not make it back!
[Instead, Pepper kisses the "lips" of Stark's helmet and throws it out of the plane]
Pepper Potts: Go get 'em, boss!
Tony Stark: [diving after the helmet] You complete me!

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