Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jon Favreau Will Not Be Directing 'The Avengers'

Many had hoped and speculated Jon Favreau would be taking the directors chair for Marvel Studios big superhero cross-over film 'The Avengers'. This unfortunately will not be the case as MTV got a big scoop today while chatting to the Iron Man director who revealed he will not be available and has ruled himself out.
“They’ll have to [find a different director], because I’m not going to be available. It’s something I’m being the executive producer on, so I’ll definitely have input and a say. It’s going to be hard, because I was so involved in creating the world of Iron Man and Iron Man is very much a tech-based hero, and then with ‘Avengers’ you’re going to be introducing some supernatural aspects because of Thor. How you mix the two of those works very well in the comic books, but it’s going to take a lot of thoughtfulness to make that all work and not blow the reality that we’ve created.”
Favreau also revealed Ed Norton will not make a cameo in 'Iron Man 2'