Director Jon Favreau will not be returning to direct Iron Man 3.
In a blow to fans of the film franchise, Favreau – who directed both big screen outings Iron Man and Iron Man 2 – has cut all ties with the project.
Which isn’t a massive surprising considering all the hoo-ha that surrounded his pay packet for the second Iron Man. And with his proposed salary for Iron Man 3 reportedly way more than Marvel are willing to fork out, the studio have begun the search for a replacement director.
Last night, Favs confirmed the news, Tweeting: “It’s true, I’m directing Magic Kingdom, not Iron Man 3. I’ve had a great run with Marvel and wish them the best.”
Considering the amount of money Marvel have been making off the back of their comic book film adaptations, it’s surprising that they aren’t rewarding those responsible in the paycheck department. Perhaps Favreau’s fee really was astronomical, though we find that a bit hard to believe.
The saddest part is that Favreau has always been enthusiastic about a third Iron Man, and it’s a downer that he won’t be able to complete his trilogy. Let the replacement rumours commence...
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