MTV News caught up with Robert Downey Jr. to let him know he's the actor they're most thankful for in 2008. Thankfully for fans, they got him talking about 'Iron Man 2', 'Iron Man 3' and 'The Avengers' as well.
For the sequel, Downey said fans can look forward to getting under the armor of Tony Stark.
"It's one thing to say you're Iron Man, but what does it actually mean to become someone that can shoulder that responsibility? As we noticed at the end, he's still not even responsible enough to read off the card that Shield and the government have given him," the actor said. "He still can't help doing his own thing. He'll have to come to terms with that. I think we could have more excitement.
"We could use a love triangle or two. I think it's really important to keep up that idea of Tony's interfacing with inanimate objects. He's at his greatest ease when he's faced with machines. I would love to see a little shout-out to the fact that he's an MIT graduate. I love the idea of him inviting over a bunch of super-nerds from MIT who wind up figuring into ['Iron Man 3'] a little bit."
As far as how the movies relate to the big 'Avengers' team up Downey said, "It seems natural that ['Iron Man 2'] would at least introduce that factor. My inclination is to bring it another step. The danger you run with colliding all these worlds is that Jon was very certain that 'Iron Man' should be set in a very realistic way. Nothing that happened in 'Iron Man' is really outside the realm of possibility. Once you start talking about Valhalla and supersized super soldiers and jolly green giants, it warrants much further discussion."
Regardless of the difficulty of blending films with differing tones into one mega-movie, Downey says he understands how much 'The Avengers' movie means to fans and to the studio that's producing it.
"That means if we don't get it right, it's really going to suck. It has to be the crowning blow of Marvel's best and brightest, because it's the hardest thing to get right. It's tough to spin all the plates for one of these characters," Downey said.
What do you think? Is Marvel going to be able to pull it off? If it were just Iron Man and Incredible Hulk, would those two movies mate together in a cohesive universe? Will they be able to bring 'Thor' into the mix? Post your comments below.