How can Marvel Studios build on the success of this summer's second-biggest superhero movie? Well, if you listen to Iron Man's director, the ambitious and excitable Jon Favreau, the answer is to make its sequel into the kind of movie that will overwhelm you with its visuals. Because they'll not only be in your face, they'll also be bigger than your house.Speaking at a press conference for the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Iron Man, Favreau talked about what he'd like to do to make the sequel much more impressive than the original, if money was no object:
I would love to do some of it on Imax for Imax. It's all a matter of dollars and cents for them. I would also love to do 3D... because 3D because, just think of the hub, think of the virtual space and what that would be like, the layers. How what fun that would be. And it also drives people to see it in the theater, it makes that much more of an experience. But it all comes down to how much does it cost, and what they get for it.
As to what we can definitely expect from the sequel, Favreau admitted that Dark Knight can own the dark and brooding "side of the playground"; the next movie will keep the light tone of the original movie, but may build off of the storyline from Matt Fraction's enjoyable Invincible Iron Man comic - which may mean that, before we get to the Mandarin (who we'll get to see, eventually), we may be seeing the Iron Man technology being reverse-engineered by terrorists out to destroy Tony Stark's business as much as the man himself. Even without the seeing a giant Iron Man fly off the screen, that alone will get me to be first in line when Iron Man 2 appears in 2010. Could Iron Man 2 Be in 3-D [Collider]