Robert Downey Jr. talks 'Iron Man 2', 'Sherlock' (

Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Robert Downey Jr. comments on the delicate balance of making an 'Iron Man' sequel that forwards his character's story, but also plays into Marvel's plans for a shared universe that culminates in 'The Avengers'.

"It's this big world that's kind of hard to navigate because you want to be able to set up 'Avengers' in 'Iron Man 2', but you don't want to [take the focus off me]. Or take such a big lead whereas before we were grounded in reality and now we start going into the Marvel Universe," Downey said. "I don't know much about this, but I just know that we go scene to scene to scene and we have some great scenes that I think [it will] be really surprising, that having taken all this goodwill and success and decided to do something even more kind of risky and something that represents the way that [director] Jon [Favreau] thinks and the way that I like to develop a character. So it's going to be good."

The actor also talks breifly about the comic-based 'Sherlock Holmes' which is due to start production on October 5th

Series: Avengers (Marvel Studios' The Avengers), Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 2