Robert Downey, Jr. is cool with the news that Disney will release his next Iron Man movie. Disney is exercising their control of Marvel to release Iron Man 3 and The Avengers. At a press conference for his latest film, Due Date, Downey was enthusiastic about the Marvel developments.
“Love it!” Downey exclaimed. “What’s that mean?”
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After the explanation that Disney would indeed distribute Iron Man 3, Downey gave a real answer. “Well, you know what? I really loved our relationship with Paramount, but to me the main thing is I don’t care about any of that. They’re going to make all those movies. I just want to make a great movie.”
And then, being Robert Downey Jr., he brought it back on message. “Thanks to my tutelage under two guys who know how to play with power, Zach [Galifianakis] and Todd [Phillips], I know exactly what to do with Iron Man 3… That was almost mad with power.”
First up, Downey is shooting Sherlock Holmes 2, which he just touched on as he left. “Sequels are always tough but we’ve got a great group. We’re three weeks in and it’s already fantastic.”
During the press conference, Downey revealed a bit of his process. He just plays the director of each movie he’s working on. That means Guy Ritchie too. “Guy Ritchie, yes. Yeah, Guy in a way a bit more of the British smart fighter type thing.”
More on Due Date coming soon on Screen Junkies.