Jon Favreau On Iron Man 2 In 2010: ‘Not So Fast’
Yesterday I told you about the confirmation of plans for a April 2010 release of “Iron Man 2“. I also mentioned how no one was even signed on to film, direct, or star in said sequel. Well today we have some insight from the director himself, Jon Favreau, on concerns over Marvel putting the cart before the horse:
“It’s been five weeks since the one and only phone call my reps have gotten from Marvel. I know their hands are full with the Hulk and I’m sure they will get into it shortly, as they tell me they intend to. I ran into the Marvel guys at the Hulk premiere and everyone sounded eager to get to work on IM2.
I am concerned, however, about the announced release date of April 2010. Neither Robert nor I were consulted about this and we are both concerned about how realistic the date is in light of the fact that we have no script, story or even writers hired yet. This genre of movie is best when it is done thoughtfully and with plenty of preparation. It might be better to follow the BB/DK, X/X2 three year release pattern than to scramble for a date. It is difficult because there are no Marvel 09 releases and they need product, but I also think 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.”
He’s got a great point. The rush to produce and release “Iron Man 2” would be all about profits instead of giving fans what they deserve, another really great Iron Man story. Sequels always get a lot of hype and often disappoint, so when it gets pointed out that this sequel would have less time to ripen than the original I’d have to agree that it’s too much too soon.
Stand firm on this one, Favreau. Don’t let the suits rush things into another mess.
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