Too Many Characters in IRON MAN 2?

Earlier today, I had the great pleasure of reading this fantastic analysis of what might be forthcoming in Iron Man 2. The writers at All Things Fangirl did a bang up job, and now that I’ve finally seen the Comic-Con footage that they spend part of the article discussing (available, at least temporarily, here), I must say that I do share some of their concerns.

The greatest and most damaging symptom of the Bigger and Better belief in superhero movies is the presence of multiple villains… The greatest sequels are not the ones with more villains, more sidekicks, more fight scenes. Empire, Godfather Part II, The Road Warrior, Terminator 2, Spider-Man 2—these movies aren’t about more of the physical components that made up the first movie, they’re about a continuation of the themes and character development that caused their predecessor to strike a chord with audiences.

Is it possible that Jon Favreau will fuck up the Iron Man franchise by trying to do too much too soon? The Comic-Con footage looks fantastic, but there is a lot going on there. What do y’all think? In Favreau We Trust, or what?