Sydney, Apr 21 (ANI): ‘Iron Man 2’ will not be preaching peace, but will be a far bigger action-adventure than its prequel, promises the film’s director.
Jon Favreau has claimed that with the inclusion of actors like Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson, ‘Iron Man 2’ will be bigger, brighter, louder, sexier, stronger and more explosive than its 2008 predecessor.
‘‘Peace is great in real life, but when you go to the movies you want to see things blow up. So we get around to that, and that’s where Mickey Rourke comes in,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Favreau as saying.
Rourke plays Whiplash, a Russian underworld character who takes on Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man.
Also added to the sequel are Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury, Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, and Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard as War Machine.
Favreau said that his priority was to out do the first Iron Man when he took on the film.
‘‘I think you’ve got to outdo the first one because you’re not going to get by on the charm of being your first time out,’’ he said.
‘‘Nobody expected anything from us the first time, so we got a bit of a free pass. This time they’ll be comparing us to the first one, and in this particular genre often times the second film is as good as, if not better than the first.
‘‘I wanted the battle to be bigger and a lot more fun, because now Iron Man is a full-on superhero … he’s the guy who flies all around the world wherever he’s needed. It’s a big, big, big story,” he added. (ANI)