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Friday June 13, 2008 10:18 am

Jon Favreau Blogs, Rants About Iron Man 2

Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. question Iron Man 2 dates

What’s an actor-turned-big-time-director to do once he’s catapulted into major success, forced to take on a sequel without having been consulted about anything concerning the project? Rant about your bosses and their absurdity in your MySpace blog! At least, that’s the route Iron Man director Jon Favreau took.

Actively participating in a MySpace forum to appease film geeks’ questions, Favreau complains, “Neither Robert [Downey Jr.] nor I were consulted about this and we are both concerned about how realistic the date is. We owe it to the fans to have a great version of IM2 and, at this point, we would have less time to make it than the first one.”

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With such an unexpected box office smash like Iron Man, studio executives were quick to jump onto Favreau’s ultimate dream job of filming an Avengers movie, after having introduced all primary characters (i.e. Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor).

“It’s been five weeks,” he writes, “since the one and only phone call my reps have gotten from Marvel.” Hollywood? Ruthless and inconsiderate? That’s unheard of!

Favreau does confirm Mandarin’s and War Machine’s appearances in the sequel, as well as an appropriate Hulk cameo.

Speaking of The Incredible Hulk, Favreau admits that he saw and enjoyed the movie: “I saw it last night and it was a lot of fun.” Make sure you get a chance to as well this weekend!



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