Jon Favreau Already Starting Work on Iron Man 2
This shouldn't really be a shocker to anyone, but Jon Favreau has already started work on Iron Man 2. This is definitely great news for most, except those who said he could've done a better job during the Favreau debacle in early June. He also sounds as anxious as Michael Bay, working before there's even a script (as far as we know) and putting in plenty of early pre-production work. Robert Downey Jr. is just about to head to England to film Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, so he won't probably get back into the role of Tony Stark until early next year. But as Favreau now confirms: "It will be released in 2010."
The update today comes from Geoff Boucher's LA Times blog, where Favreau tells him that "we're working on it now, which hasn't been officially announced." We do officially know Justin Theroux, the actor turned screenwriter who penned the Tropic Thunder script, will be writing the script for this sequel. We can also expect Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard to reprise their roles again. Other than that, we're all anxiously awaiting to hear more. Marvel has set a release date of April 30th, 2010 and Favreau has now begun the arduous two year process to bring us the next fantastic installment of Iron Man. We'll probably hear a lot more from Favreau and company over the next two years, so stay tuned. Excited?!