Jon Favreau Not Making Iron Man 3

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Jon Favreau Not Making Iron Man 3

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Sources suggest that Marvel may have deliberately pushed the director away, as he cost more than it was willing to pay.

Jon Favreau, who directed the first two Iron Man movies, will not be returning to make the third, instead focusing his energy on the "Night at the Museum-style action adventure romp," Magic Kingdom. The news began as just a rumor, but Favreau later confirmed it via Twitter, saying that he'd had a great run with Marvel, and wished the studio luck for the future.

Sources suggest that Favreau's departure is the result of Marvel's insistence that, in the wake of the Avengers movie, Iron Man 3 should contain a number of its other superheroes. Some Hollywood insiders are theorizing, however, that this was a deliberate move by the notoriously frugal Marvel to provoke Favreau, who was thought to be a little but too expensive for the studio's tastes, into quitting the project. The idea that Marvel was pushing a very busy vision for the third movie aligns nicely with comments Favreau made earlier this month about how the script for Iron Man 3 would have to incorporate the events of Captain America, Thor and Avengers movies as well.

The worry now is that the Iron Man movies will suffer the same fate as the X-Men Trilogy: two good movies under one director, and then a much worse one under a second. This seems even more likely if Marvel is genuinely looking to hire directors based on price rather than ability. What's more, assuming for a moment that it wasn't just a ploy to get rid of Favreau, if Marvel really does want Iron Man 3 to incorporate all those other movies, that seems like a surefire way of getting a dense and confusing script.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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Has Marvel learned anything?

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This may be for the best. Jon Favreau isn't all that great at followups because he's so aware of what worked in the first one.

Iron Man 2 felt a lot like Made. It had all the elements of an earlier success of his (Swingers in the case of Made) but he dialed it up too much and it just didn't work as well.

I liked Iron Man 2. But it wasn't as good as the first. And sometimes it really did suffer from knowing just how much people liked Stark antics in the first one. I got it, he plays by his own rules, do something else now.

This is probably a good thing. After seeing Iron Man 2, I don't want a repeat.

Super Toast:
Has Marvel learned anything?

Thirded. These people are fucking stupid. They NEVER learn from their predecessors mistakes. In 10 years time we will have a reboot of the marvel franchises again cuz they've fucked it right up.

This whole Avengers collaboration is going to be a total clustercuss.

Gah my first thoughts were the X-men films too. We shall have to wait and see. :(

FYI, Favreau said that he hoped to "find something that lights a fire [inside him]" and to "blow people away, which is easier to do with a project that isn't loaded with built-in expectations." Favreau added, "Marvel and I both came of age together. ... The years that we shared were a pivotal experience. Kevin [Feige] has a firm grasp on the many franchises and how they all interweave and I am happy that I had the opportunity to establish the world that these characters can now play in.... Iron Man has given me tremendous opportunities and Kevin and I are enjoying a lot of momentum in our careers thanks to the Iron Man films. I look forward to seeing what others can do playing in the same world."

So, i guess there´s no bad blood between him and Marvel Studios. He just didnt know how to improve the formula and left. I think he made a good move. A lot of people felt that IM2 was an inferior (altough still entertaining) sequel, and the franchise might need a new creative vision to keep things fresh. That said, i enjoyed Favreau´s contribution to those movies and i hope Cowboys and Alens and Magic Kingdom perpetuate his solid filmography.

Enjoyed the first; second was a bit too... "oh wow, look everyone, Stark is out of control again!!"

With that said, it would appear that Marvel are trying to transfer comics > film, literally - in that they have crossovers from freakin' everywhere, to the point where you need to watch every film/[buy every comic] just to understand wtf is going on.

hah love it when the suits in the board room make all the decisions based on $$

Shortsighted economics woo.

Ironman 3 will probably still make some crazy money thou. (i'll be one of those sheep heh)

Okay. I'm already going to assume Iron Man III is going to suck. I need a trailer to wow me.

Uwe Bolle will do it half the price, I'm sure. Maybe Michael bay will do it after he's done with TMNT. But expect to see more robot dry humpings.

Good, the first 2 films were dire.

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Here this will help.

I smell 3'rd movie will suuuck.

This was my reaction

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As if Marvel don't have the money to hire a talented director the cheap cunts.

Bet they are hiring Michael Bay-_-

oh ffs Marvel, the loss of Favreau to your stingyness doesn't piss me off nearly as much as the thought that you could be trying to shoe horn stuff into the third Iron Man movie.

I can only hope that the reason that the third Iron Man movie scripts depends on the other is just because since the movies are in the same universe they need basic character and word development details down to make sure they fit together instead of for the horrible reason in this article.

Have people learned nothing from Dark Knight? Let the creative people make the creative choices.

Oh come on.

Iron-Man was such an awesome movie, the second one was alright so don't ruin the third one. It's a real shame to just ruin the series like this.

Awww, I was never a big fan of Ironman, and the movies changed that a little for me. Marvel's movieverse was shaping up to be something that could stand alongside DC's stellar Animated Universe...but I always figured things would fall apart before Avegners was even in theaters. Only time will tell now, I guess.

Smart move on Favreau's part.

Thor, Captain America, the Avengers... at least one of these is going to be awful. Can't say I blame Favreau for not wanting to waste his time dealing with someone else's screw ups.

I was afraid of this.

I hope they're not trying to force of bunch of crap into the movie. This is an Iron Man film, not a Every-Marvel-Character-that-ever-existed film. If Marvel keeps that in mind they should do alright. I hope.

Iron Man 3 will disappoint - so sayeth the Crystal Ball. So basically, now there have been 2 blockbuster films, the studios involved want sell the same slices of pizza for the same price but with less topping. This always happens. The "number 3"'s of the Hollowood world are always budget cut throwaways, designed to fund some executives' tropical holidays.

I thought he did a top job both times and made a pair of solid superhero movies that should serve as a template for further endeavours and I'm sad to see him go.

I liked X-Men 3...

Anyway, there shouldn't be an Iron Man 3, period.

1 and 2 were well and good, but 2 ended with a good enough set up for the Avengers movie.

Iron Man 2 was bleh.
The 3rd will most likely be even more bleh.
As far as super hero movies go, Iron Man 1 was a near masterpiece.
It didn't go overboard with the amount of characters, it focused on dialogue and character development rather than explosions, and it rebooted Robert Downey Jr's career!
As far as I can tell, the 3rd movie will just be one long advertisement for just about everything Marvel related.
Hell, SpiderMan will probably just pop out of nowhere and introduce himself into the plot Samuel L Jackson-style.

Why all of a sudden am I reminded of Spideman 3?

gauntsghosts:
Enjoyed the first; second was a bit too... "oh wow, look everyone, Stark is out of control again!!"

With that said, it would appear that Marvel are trying to transfer comics > film, literally - in that they have crossovers from freakin' everywhere, to the point where you need to watch every film/[buy every comic] just to understand wtf is going on.

Oh I hope not :(

You know what needs to be done? A comic book publishing company has to be made that takes a completely different approach to its characters in order to avoid crap like this.

Iron Man 2 SUCKED. Mickey Roarke was so totally underused and all the action was boring and obligatory. The whole "cross the streams" end fight was too stupid for words. Everything about it just made me feel bad.

Good they are going with a new director. For an example of how to do a sequel right see Spider-Man 2 and for an example of how to do it wrong see Spider Man 3 and Iron Man 2.

Am i the only one who liked x-men 3? thought it was better than the second one anyway.

But on topic after iron man 2 perhaps a new director isn't too bad an idea, it just didn't have quite the same... charm, as the first.

Logan Westbrook:

Jon Favreau, who directed the first two Iron Man movies, will not be returning to make the third, instead focusing his energy on the "Night at the Museum-style action adventure romp,"

I just lost a lot of respect for you Favreau.

It's the #1 rule of the superhero trilogy. The third one always sucks

forget mravel. now its owned by the evil overlord known as disney. as again, this franchise is another that i have lost hope in.

No Happy Hogan in the next film, I take it?

I was a bit disappointed with IM2, to be honest; I bought the first one on DVD, but the second was just a Zune rental and I won't be getting it for my collection. Maybe another director will take it in a different direction, but unless he/she can stand up to Marvel's idiotic "cross-promotion" drive and insist that IM3 stand on its own merits I don't see it being more successful than the already overly-busy IM2.

-- Steve

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