Jon Favreau considers RDJ a "great writer." Hopefully, there are some sighs of relief. If you remember a couple years back, Edward Norton had more involvement in The Incredible Hulk, and when the movie didn't do as well as expected, many people decided to put the blame on Norton, which was unjustifiable. Luckily, RDJ wants this film to be good, not another garbage sequel.
Robert is a real partner in the process. He's been very involved in the screenplay. When he went away to do Sherlock Holmes he was still part of our creative process. Even in the first film, where he was originally a hired gun playing the role, he really stepped up to rewrite scenes - he's a great writer, too. So we really are sharing the responsibilities.
We are grinding our minds and hearts in the ground on this movie. Could we have just skated through a sequel and would it probably have made the same box-office numbers? Yes, sure.
When you hear about actors being involved in the writing process, you are probably just like me, and you get a little uneasy. It's like seeing that awkward moment in some random movie where the director decides to act as an extra in a scene; they stand out awkwardly. However, RDJ being involved in the writing process doesn't make me weary at all, especially knowing that he was involved with the rewrites in the first movie. What do you guys think?
Iron Man 2 hits theaters May 2010.