20 Apr 2009
In an interview with Collider, Robert Downey Jr. confirmed earlier set reports that Garry Shandling would be playing a Senator in the upcoming Iron Man 2, along with talking a little bit about the types of risks they would be taking with the heavily-anticipated sequel.
About Shandling, he said, "Day one I’m doing a Senate hearing where the government is saying the Iron Man tech needs to be turned over to the Senator and the Senator is Gary Shandling. And we had this fantastic day that was somehow this controlled chaos of a Senate hearing where I keep interrupting them and dah dah dah."
Downey also talked about the plot, saying "The story is incredibly risky and artistic for a big genre movie... The set pieces have to do with things that aren’t your typical like bad guy conflict. The relationships are very complex and hilarious. The motivations Tony [Stark] has and why he turns around and does things has completely to do with his own internal processes and it really is, I think, as much as we tried to in the first one really see behind the fašade of this kind of storytelling. We really, I think, leaving ourselves open to…we’re kind of trying to tell a story about how a dysfunctional family saves life on Earth as we know it."
Interesting, if a little incoherent... What do you guys think about Robert Downey Jr's quotes? Do you trust him and Favreau not to mess up the sequel?
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