Jon Favreau exits IRON MAN 3

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JacksonArcher, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Obiwanshinobi

    Obiwanshinobi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 1, 2003
    Maybe Greg Berlanti will want him for The Flash.
  2. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2002
    No, he was just paid to write it. Some French bloke was paid to make a film from that script.
  3. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2003
    Re: Favreau not to return for Iron Man 3 -- early report

    Hey I dropped in and ran back to work.
    Looks like we were posting at the same time. Two minutes apart. :)
  4. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
    Far as I'm concerned, his name's in the credits, he's partially to blame. The script's the backbone of a film.
  5. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Admiral Admiral

    May 19, 2004
    Mirimar, CA
    It's being said that RJD has director approval of IM3 - so he may not end up being as unhappy as some might thing.
  6. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2003
    Tacoma, Washington
    The studio made Joss re-write the ending a half a dozen times to the point where the ending no longer bore any resemblence to his original script. Also, the director couldn't read English and was working from a French translation of the script.
  7. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 10, 2010
    Re: Favreau not to return for Iron Man 3 -- early report

    Apparently Happy isn't so happy anymore.
  8. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 16, 2001
  9. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    Is it still possible he'll be appearing as an actor in the third film? He had a nice supporting role in the first one that was expanded in the second. I'd hate to see him just vanish from the series.
  10. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bring on Edgar Wright! I think he'd be a great choice to direct "Iron Man 3". Also @Admrial2 Joss has given interviews in the past about his experiences on "Alien:Resurrection" and has pretty much asked for forgiveness and dismissed it, his problems with the studio have been well documented as was pointed out earlier. Much like his writing experience on "Titan A.E."

    I seriously doubt that Favs would want to reprise his role as Happy Hogan if he wasn't directing. I have a feeling his departure was not on good terms.
  11. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 25, 2002
    Edgar Wright would be a good choice, but I have a hard time seeing him as wanting to shoehorn a bunch of stuff into the film if he didn't feel like it belonged there naturally.

    Favreau's personal confirmation:
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  12. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 11, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Maybe Happy Hogan had a family member fall ill, had to resign to care for him/her full time... became Sad Hogan. :(

  13. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007
    Apparently RDJ has director approval over Iron Man 3. Whoever Disney and Marvel pick to direct the third one, has to get RDJ's okay to direct.
  14. Noname Given

    Noname Given Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 22, 2001
    None Given
    Re: Favreau not to return for Iron Man 3 -- early report

    YOu never know - he was 'off' IM2 for a LONG time and said "it just wouldn't work" etc. back before IM2. It's known in hollywood as 'negotation'.

    Marvel made a money offer.

    Favreau and agent want more money - make statements.

    Marvel will then decide if it's worth it to make another offer, etc.

    Faverau has always been pretty good in his ainstream Hollywood deals in the last few years. If/When Marvel offers him a sum he likes, he'll jump. If not, they'll get a new face for the director's chair.

    It's the way Hollywood works.
  15. DBR

    DBR Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2003
    Yraglac, Atrebla
    Interesting. I've never heard of such a clause--mind you, I don;t really follow this stuff.
  16. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    So Downey will get... Ben Stiller? :)
  17. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

    Jun 21, 2001
    Merging these threads for some sweet, sweet love.
  18. T'Baio

    T'Baio Admiral Admiral

    Oct 18, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    You don't really know how the film business works, do you?
  19. Professor Zoom

    Professor Zoom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 16, 2004
    If people were required to know how the film business works before commenting, the internet would be a barren wasteland...
  20. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 16, 2001
    The Hero Complex sat down with Jon Favreau to discuss his decision to focus on The Magic Kingdom and depart Iron Man 3.

    It sounds like Favreau just wanted to explore other creative opportunities. His purported experiences working on Iron Man 2 may have contributed to that, but from all accounts, Favreau leaving Iron Man 3 and parting ways with Marvel seemed amicable. Regardless, according to the article he'll still be listed as a producer on The Avengers.