No doubt that the fans are excited about seeing War Machine in the upcoming “Iron Man 2”. And, lately the creator of the character, Bob Layton, has been talking with MTV about his thoughts on the characters.
I haven’t covered any of those conversations because it really wasn’t anything important. Just the creator talking about how proud he is of the character’s inclusion. But in this new interview Layton talks about the character’s involvement in “Iron Man 3” and possibly The Avengers.
Thanks to comicbookmovies:
“I think there are a variety of reasons to have the War Machine character in [Iron Man 2]. If they’re doing the ‘Avengers’ film, they always have the option of using War Machine instead of Iron Man depending upon what happens contractually. I’m just speculating, I have no idea… But there’s always the possibility that if it does well, it can spin off. Because obviously there’s a different character and a different motivation with War Machine than there is with Tony Stark.”
I would much rather have Iron Man in The Avengers film, but if there was ever a sequel, then bring in War Machine. Or they could just have the character come in at the final battle and help out.
I also don’t think that a spin-off film featuring the character would work either.
However, that’s not to say he can’t appear in “Iron Man 3”. Layton has this to say about War Machine’s involvement in that film:
“I think they’ve come up with a terrific segue to the third film, which I think is going to be fairly powerful,” said Layton. “My understanding is that the third film could very well be the ‘Demon in a Bottle’ story mixed in there with everything and I’m kind of looking forward to that, if that’s where they wind up going.”
“Demon in a Bottle” could be a great place to take the series. But, given that Disney now owns Marvel I highly doubt it will go that route. Alcoholism is a little dark for kids, which was something that I was hesitant about when the merger happened.
Do you think War Machine should appear in The Avengers?
“Iron Man 2” will hit theatres on May 7, 2010.