So Jon Favreau Is Officially Back for Iron Man 2?
So I vowed not to write anything about this until Jon Favreau himself, or Marvel, officially stated that Favreau was hired to direct Iron Man 2. If you remember (who could forget?) the hoopla that all began when IESB reported that Marvel was considering not bringing back Favreau because he was "too expensive." That snowballed into one hell of an internet fiasco when fans took arms and proclaimed their support for Favreau, making Marvel seem like the idiot in the game. I'm not so bold as to say that Marvel is the idiot, because so many details were hazy, but now Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood comes out and claims that Marvel and Favreau have come to an agreement and he is now officially signed on.
Nikki reports that "Marvel Studios boss David Maisel was quick to put out a 'definitely' richer offer to Favreau," but apparently that's when rumors hit the web about Marvel being cheap. Anyway, she says it's not officially announced, but it is confirmed that Favreau is back. Phew! But was there ever any question that Favreau wouldn't be back? I know that the whole debacle definitely divided fans into two sides: those who love Favreau and those who thought someone else could direct just as well. Either way, we all win, because Favreau is back and he's hopefully going to bring us an even better film this second time around. To Favreau: if you need a lesson in how to blow the lid off a sequel, go see The Dark Knight!