Pushing The Avengers
back to 2012 raises the possibility that Favreau could possibly direct it.
It's good that they're giving the films more time rather than rushing them, but they've now got a lot more risk concentrated in the summer of 2011 in terms of their self-financed films. Their previous plan for their self-financed slate had one surefire hit (Iron Man 2
and The Avengers
respectively) and one potentially risky release (Thor
and Captain America
respectively) in the summers of 2010 and 2011. Now they have the two potentially risky releases together in the summer of 2011.