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You Did A Great Job, Now Get Out

It's official:  Jon Favreau will not be directing Iron Man 3.

One source is saying Favreau left because, with all the tying in with other Marvel properties like Avengers, Captain America, Thor, etc., he wasn't sure what to do with the movie and decided to bail (some of the SHIELD stuff in 2 felt tacked on, so I can certainly buy studio interference).

The other is saying that Favreau is now too expensive for the cost-conscious Disney film company, and he was encouraged to step aside.

It's kind of a shame that Fav's encounters with the comic book world have been so bad.  Don't forget the Iron Man comic book series that he quit in the middle of because he was sick of the fanboys online bitching about what he was doing.  And leave us not forget, he took a second-tier Marvel character and made him a huge public persona.

Favs is now doing Magic Kingdom instead.  Between a new director and a muddled idea of incorporating EVERYTHING in the Marvel universe, I'm not sure IM3 is going to be all that great anymore.  I know I'll miss Fav's steady hand at the helm.

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4shatteredstars
Dec. 15th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
The Marvel Universe becomes a more disappointing dimension every time I read about it. If this disappointment continues, I might actually start reading, dare I say it...D.C. comic books.

Alas, poor Yorick.
sinetimore
Dec. 15th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
This Is A Joke. Honest.
You shouldn't think about reading DC comics. You should think about reading Sine Timore comics! Like Stress Puppy, about a middle manager! Like Sound Waves, about a girl who becomes friends with a mermaid! Like Head Above Water, about a magic user who loses her powers and has to rebuild her life!

...tis the season for shameless whoring. ;-)
clionona
Dec. 15th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
This makes me a sad panda. :(
sinetimore
Dec. 16th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
OMG! South Park reference FTW!!!
ying_ko_4
Dec. 15th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
Now you know why I don't read Marvel comics anymore. Even though I have enjoyed the movies by accepting them for what they are, I don't buy into the Marvel comics anymore. By the end of 2011, all Marvel comics I own will no longer be owned by me. Except for a few HC's and TPB's that is...
sinetimore
Dec. 16th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
I never thought I see the day when I looked at Onslaught and thought, "You know, those WERE the good old days".
mornblade
Dec. 16th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Wait... without Favs, will they be able to keep Downey?
sinetimore
Dec. 16th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
Have to. Downey is under contract. The question is, if there are more IM movies, will he do those?
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