View Full Version : Favreau not directing Iron Man 3

12-14-2010, 04:42 PM
The search has begun for a new director to take on Tony Stark's cinematic adventures, as Vulture reports that Jon Favreau will not be returning to direct Iron Man 3.

Favreau informed Marvel Studios of his decision this week, though Vulture says it's unclear whether his decision was financial, creative or both. Vulture sites an informed source as saying Favreau was frustrated with Marvel wanting to include more and more of their characters into the Iron Man series, especially in the wake of Iron Man's role in The Avengers.

However, Vulture says Favreau may have simply been too expensive for Marvel at this point, as they and their parent company, Disney, look to find ways to cut costs noting that Favreau is said to have made $10 million for Iron Man 2 and would almost certainly get another sizable raise for Iron Man 3 to as much as $15 million, along with receiving 15 percent of the film's gross after it recouped costs. In fact, Vulture says that one of their sources familiar with "Marvel's playbook" theorizes that the company, "had been pushing a confusing and packed vision of the third film as a tactic to provoke Favreau into leaving the project."

According to Vulture, Marvel began quietly searching for a new director as of last night. However, they note whoever is picked will have to be okayed by Robert Downey Jr., who has contractual approval over the director of the film.

- Marvel Studios
Jon Favreau in Iron Man 2
Favreau may not be making Iron Man 3 for Disney (which purchased distribution rights for Avengers and IM3 back from Paramount recently), but he will still be working for the company as he prepares to direct the Disneyland inspired Magic Kingdom, after completing work on Cowboys & Aliens.

In the meantime, Downey Jr. will get back in the Iron Man armor when he films The Avengers for director Joss Whedon next year, for a 2012 release date. Iron Man 3 is scheduled to be released May 3, 2013.

from ign

also scarlett johansson is single again

12-14-2010, 10:51 PM
And incase anyone has any doubt about this news

Both a Marvel source as well as Jon Favreau himself have confirmed the news. Favreau tweeted (http://twitter.com/Jon_Favreau), "It's true, I'm directing Magic Kingdom, not Iron Man 3. I've had a great run with Marvel and wish them the best."

Dr. Simon Hurt
12-14-2010, 10:54 PM

12-14-2010, 10:59 PM
Im honestly not too bothered about him coming back for Iron Man 3. As much as I liked number 2 it felt to me that fav had run out of steam and didn't really know what to do with the characters.

My real concern is if he's going to return as Happy Hogan, I don't think I could take another recasting.

Dr. Simon Hurt
12-14-2010, 11:30 PM
^i know what you mean, but i still enjoyed the lightheartedness of it...he probably got a headache from thinking about doing iron man 3 after the avengers movie...because that will be a logistical and storytelling nightmare.

12-14-2010, 11:43 PM
This is terrible news, I thought he did a great job.

12-17-2010, 02:21 AM
im not trippin. to quote joell ortiz "homie was overrated".
not that im saying that the iron man movies are bad, cause i actually enjoy them. i just dont think hes an exceptionally talented director.

one of the grapevine rumors is that downey and him started to not get along on the set of iron man 2. but who knows.