Jon Favreau still not signed for Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 has been making a lot of headlines late, with IESB reporting that two sources both say that Marvel Studios’ David Maisel is unwilling to up Jon Favreau’s salary on the sequel, with one source saying Maisel “believes Iron Man 2 will be a success regardless of Favreau’s involvement and feels the studio does not need to pay Jon a higher fee for his services.” Which is probably true, frankly.

On top of that, Iron Man 2 is still scheduled for an April 30, 2010 release, which Favreau has recently blogged about, saying that both he and star Robert Downey, Jr., (who is not signed yet either!) are “concerned about how realistic the date is in light of the fact that we have no script, story or even writers hired yet.”

But, to say the least, the fanboys (among whom I am including myself here) don’t want to hear anything about it; we loved Iron Man (to the tune of $535 billion worldwide to date), and we’ve had studio suits’ interference forcing creative team changes, storylines, and/or release dates resulting in shit sequels to great movies before. Iron Man was awesome — one of the best reviewed and most successful super-hero films ever made — and not giving Favreau a second at-bat just seems very, very short-sighted. One film does not a studio make.

Apparently there’s been a little movement in the wake of all this bad publicity, but nothing concrete yet…

Related post: As if Iron Man wasn’t awesome enough (updated)

Posted on June 12, 2008 at 07:33 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Odontomachus
    on 2008-06-16 at 03:21

    Think you have a B for an M in there somewhere (unless Iron Man really did make enough to fund the US defence budget for a year…)

  2. Written by Robin
    on 2008-06-16 at 04:53

    That does it. Studio execs will now be required – by force, if necessary – to watch all “I’m a Marvel, and I’m a DC” YouTube videos before getting their grubby little fingers on a comic book movie.

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