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LOS ANGELES -- Marc Worden's flying solo this time, but in some ways his work on the Invincible Iron Man movie might have been more of a team effort.

Worden reprises his Tony Stark and Iron Man roles from the two Ultimate Avengers movie for Iron Man, which will be released on DVD on Tuesday. This time around the spotlight is squarely on the Armored Avenger, and for his voice recording sessions Worden got to work in a studio with other actors.

"It was a different experience having the other actors there during the recording session," Worden said. "Because there are so many interpersonal relationships, especially with Tony and his father Howard, played by John McCook, that helped."

It's a way of working that Worden was familiar with, having provided voices for such Warner Bros. shows as Justice League, Teen Titans and Batman Beyond.

"It is like a radio play," Worden said.

Worden, 30, was featured on Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club in the early 1990s. He has appeared in such televisions series as Enterprise, Stargate SG-1 and NYPD Blue.

Ultimate Avengers marked the biggest role in his voiceover career. Although his UA deal didn't involve Iron Man too, it certainly proved an effective audition.

"After Ultimate Avengers 2, they said there were really pleased with my work," Worden said. "When I got the opportunity for Iron Man, I was ecstactic."

Invincible Iron Man is an update of the comic-book origin, with several tweaks along the way.

"It's a very different story than Ultimate Avengers 1 and 2," Worden said. "It's darker and gets into the character more."

In the film, Tony Stark is a playboy industrialist and does have an incident that damages his heart. The big change is that Rhodey is with him during his recovery and the creation of an Iron Man suit. And there's a definite change from the comics about how and why Tony can create a suit.

"Nobody's perfect and we can identify with characters who are imperfect," Worden said. "He has his demons. Tony has quite of a few of them, and not all of them are addressed here because they work over time and this movie is intended for a wide audience."

Iron Man figures to maintain a high profile in the next two years, with Marvel's live-action Iron Man film and a new animated series.

Worden applauded the recent announcement of Robert Downey Jr. playing Tony Stark/Iron Man in the feature film.

"I was so happy with the casting choice," he said. "I'll be one of the first people in line to see that movie."

Back to animation, Marvel Studios is teaming with France's Method Films on a new television series that could air as early as fall 2008.

Would Worden like to return to the character again?

"Well, it was offered to me, of course," he said, laughing. "Who wouldn't want to be Iron Man?"

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