Robert Downey Speaks!
In a comprehensive article noting the planned Wolverine, Batman, Green Lantern and Justice League of America movies, the London Telegraph interviewed Robert Downey Jr. about his thoughts about his latest alter-ego, Iron Man:
"He’s a superhero who is just a man," says Downey. "Not that I wouldn’t play a guy who got bit by a spider or who has some freaky connection with bats, but I think this is a little more accessible.
"I guess that when Stan Lee created the character back in the mid-1960s, to see if he could base a superhero on a hard-partying, womanizing billionaire who manufactures weapons, and still make him likeable enough to sell comic books. He clearly won his bet.
"Tony Stark is someone who has the ability to be right at the forefront of science and we are finding out more and more nowadays that science and mythology are becoming somewhat interchangeable. Some of the things that seemed really far-fetched aren’t any more."
Iron Man co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges andTerrence Howard and is set for release in spring, 2008.