Emboldened by the recent success of the first Iron Man directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Marvel has given its green light to a second Iron Man movie (there are even talks about making a third movie).
Iron Man should reprise most of the initial cast, Robert Downey Jr.,
No official synopsis has been unveiled yet. But some tracks are likely for Iron Man 2:
- a first job with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in a struggle against some evil mastermind, before getting more involved in the Avengers initiative in an other movie: indeed, if you waited for the end credits of Iron Man you may have seen Nick Fury making an offer to Iron Man.
- the Mandarin: he is Iron Man's nemesis and the leader of Ten Rings, the secret organization we've already had a glimpse of in the first Iron Movie (The Afghan terrorist was indeed wearing the ring of the evil group).
- Demon in a bottle: in the comic book Tony Stark vainly strives to cope with his guiltness of selling weapons in the past and is depressed after loosing Pepper Potts who fell in love with an other man. So Iron Man 2 could dwell on this darker side of Marvel's superhero.But it may not be attractive enough for the marketing team... Besides Jon Favreau would have asserted that such a theme has already been done in Hancock.
- War Machine: In Iron Man 2, Don Cheadle (who is replacing Terrence Howard because the guy was to greedy for Marvel), in the role of Jim Rhodes Tony Stark's friend and pilot, may get a wider role as War Machine, giving a hand to a temporarily weakened Iron Man.
Mostly speculations for now but details about the plot of Iron Man 2 should leak out in a not too distant future. But maybe you have a suggestion to Marvel and Jon Favreau about Iron Man 2?