Robert Downey Jr. has surfaced to discuss the Iron Man sequel and, while he promises more character development, which I think means more alcohol drinking, he also admits that there will be plenty more action this time around.
Iron Man Sequel Talk
While talking with ET Online, Robert Downey Jr. said that the focus of Iron Man 2 will be more action and more character development. How much more action? Well...
"The film is almost entirely about character, and yet we still have twice as much action as we did last time, so it's going to be nuts," Robert tells our own Thea Andrews of the super sequel, set to start filming Monday. "Essentially 'Iron Man 2' is about looking behind the armor, or the armature, of a superhero. It's one thing to say you're Iron Man, it's another thing to be fully ready to do that."
As for co-star Scarlett Johansson, who plays the femme fatale Black Widow in the sequel, Robert says, "We've been rehearsing and she's in insane shape. She's getting lean and mean."
After losing so much wait to play Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes, Downey's current priority is to eat as much as he can, put the weight back on, and build up the muscle.
Robert says he's no longer on his strict 'Sherlock Holmes' diet and has returned to some serious iron to once again portray Tony Stark: "I'm on Beefcake Charlie status," he jokes. "I've got to not be the skinny Brit anymore. I have to be the Tony that you know and may have loved."