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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.


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...
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".

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