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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.

http://www.slashfilm.com/​jon-​favreau-​direct-​iron-​man-​3/​

This sucks. Favreau built the Iron Man movie franchise and kickstarted Marvel's whole movie strategy. Favreau's direction of Robert Downey Jr., whom he fought for to play Tony Stark when Downey's rep was still mud because of his personal issues, turned a third tier Marvel superhero the general public hardly knew about into a profitable, popular and world famous franchise.

Favreau will be fine, of course. It's Iron Man I'm worried about. I hope Marvel finds a successor who can capture the fun of what Favreau pioneered.

(edited by John Orquiola on 14.12.10 1632)


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This isn't that surprising. It's pretty clear that Favreau never envisioned Iron Man as a trilogy or anything like that, and it seems like he's told a story that he's happy with. In all honesty, I never loved Favreau's direction that much, anyhow. Certainly, he was good with Downey, but Downey's a fantastic actor and it's not like it's particularly hard to get a good performance out of him. Beyond his work with the actors, though, I didn't think Favreau brought much to the table.
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    Originally posted by Tenken347
    This isn't that surprising. It's pretty clear that Favreau never envisioned Iron Man as a trilogy or anything like that, and it seems like he's told a story that he's happy with. In all honesty, I never loved Favreau's direction that much, anyhow. Certainly, he was good with Downey, but Downey's a fantastic actor and it's not like it's particularly hard to get a good performance out of him. Beyond his work with the actors, though, I didn't think Favreau brought much to the table.


Though I disagree with everything you said about Favreau not bringing much to the table except for his talent for working with actors, I'm only going to dispute one of your comments, that Favreau didn't envision Iron Man as a trilogy.

From 2008:

"The Mandarin is the overarching, behind the scenes villain of Favreau's planned trilogy, but he's very aware of how hard it is to keep a character like that cool."

http://www.chud.com/​​articles/​​articles/​​16305/​​1/​​FAVREAU-​​TALKS-​​THE-​​FUTURE-​​OF-​​IRON-​​MAN/​​Page1.html

(edited by John Orquiola on 14.12.10 1701)

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I should have sensed something bad was about to happen when this quote came up last week.

    Originally posted by Jon Favreau
    Kevin Feige, who’s been involved with superhero movies with Marvel movies since the X-Men films, is very aware of his path and how to weave [things together], so in theory, ‘Iron Man 3? is going to be a sequel or continuation of ‘Thor,’ ‘Hulk,’ ‘Captain America’ and ‘Avengers’… This whole world… I have no idea what it is. I don’t think they do either, from conversations I’ve had with those guys.





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HUGE mistake. Favs has the best head for catering to fanboys, but still making a movie for everyone. I feel he should have been tapped to direct Avengers since Iron Man kickstarted a Marvel Movie universe and revived a brand that was dying after a bad Spider-Man 3 and major missteps with Daredevil, Hulk, Punisher, and Ghost Rider.
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Why do people lump Daredevil into that category since it made money same goes with Ghost Rider. As long as they made their money back, its not missteps. While I like the fanboy things Favreau did with it, I am not sure some of that was already set-up prior to him getting the gig. The question, people should be asking is RJD coming back or we getting another cheap recasting since that seems to be Disney's thing.
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What I want to know is if Favreau is still gonna play Happy Hogan in IM3.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Originally posted by Tenken347
      This isn't that surprising. It's pretty clear that Favreau never envisioned Iron Man as a trilogy or anything like that, and it seems like he's told a story that he's happy with. In all honesty, I never loved Favreau's direction that much, anyhow. Certainly, he was good with Downey, but Downey's a fantastic actor and it's not like it's particularly hard to get a good performance out of him. Beyond his work with the actors, though, I didn't think Favreau brought much to the table.


    Though I disagree with everything you said about Favreau not bringing much to the table except for his talent for working with actors, I'm only going to dispute one of your comments, that Favreau didn't envision Iron Man as a trilogy.

    From 2008:

    "The Mandarin is the overarching, behind the scenes villain of Favreau's planned trilogy, but he's very aware of how hard it is to keep a character like that cool."

    http://www.chud.com/​​​articles/​​​articles/​​​16305/​​​1/​​​FAVREAU-​​​TALKS-​​​THE-​​​FUTURE-​​​OF-​​​IRON-​​​MAN/​​​Page1.html

    (edited by John Orquiola on 14.12.10 1701)


Well, that pretty much shuts me up, but I maintain that I don't see a clear narrative arc across the first two films.
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    Originally posted by lotjx
    Why do people lump Daredevil into that category since it made money same goes with Ghost Rider. As long as they made their money back, its not missteps. While I like the fanboy things Favreau did with it, I am not sure some of that was already set-up prior to him getting the gig. The question, people should be asking is RJD coming back or we getting another cheap recasting since that seems to be Disney's thing.


Daredevil may have made money, but it was not the blockbuster success that Iron Man was. Nor did it get the reviews that IM did. You can make a few bucks off a Daredevil, but you can build a franchise off an Iron Man.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.60
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
      Originally posted by lotjx
      Why do people lump Daredevil into that category since it made money same goes with Ghost Rider. As long as they made their money back, its not missteps. While I like the fanboy things Favreau did with it, I am not sure some of that was already set-up prior to him getting the gig. The question, people should be asking is RJD coming back or we getting another cheap recasting since that seems to be Disney's thing.


    Daredevil may have made money, but it was not the blockbuster success that Iron Man was. Nor did it get the reviews that IM did. You can make a few bucks off a Daredevil, but you can build a franchise off an Iron Man.


They did do Elektra which was a mistake in hindsight, but they seemed to have plans for Daredevil until Ben screwed up his back and said he wouldn't come back. Daredevil wasn't a huge success due it being released on Valentine's Day instead of the summer which was already crowded with Spiderman 2 and X-Men 2. Regardless, it was successful enough for them to do a sequel. They used Iron Man as a stepping stone to do Avengers, I would argue the last Hulk did more to advance the story and build excitement to Avengers since he is going to be the target of the team.
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