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Robert Downey Jr has been making the press rounds as of late, and has been sharing some teaserish details for Iron Man 2. The actor tells Splash that the infamous fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, yet ultimately less marketable “Demon in a Bottle” storyline is not explored in the sequel. The controversial character arc involved Tony Stark battling alcoholism, while trying to balance his superhero responsibilities.

“I think [Demon in a Bottle is] probably best saved, because it’s such its own storyline,” Downey told MTV. “We’re going for the interim space [between the origin and Demon], which is more a look behind the mask of someone who says he’s Iron Man and what it really is to become a superhero.”

Downey Jr told ET that the sequel “is almost entirely about character,” yet packs “twice as much action” compared to the first film.

“Essentially Iron Man 2 is about looking behind the armor, or the armature, of a superhero. It’s one thing to say you’re Iron Man, it’s another thing to be fully ready to do that.”

And that rumor that Tim Robbins would play Tony’s father Howard Stark in flashbacks? Not true. Robbins tells Reel Talk: “It’s an internet rumor. You can’t trust those internets.”

I’m disappointed that Demon isn’t explored in the sequel, but am still hopeful that it could be used in a third or fourth movie.

Director Jon Favreau revealed on Twitter that Iron Man 2 will begin shooting on Monday.

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