Rumors that Marvel
might not sign Jon Favreau to helm IM2 because they don't think he deserves
whatever amount of money he's supposedly asking for the sequel.
expected, IESB received a great deal of attention over this bombshell. Ain't It
Cool News' Harry Knowles confirmed the story, while Devin Faraci of CHUD
expressed skepticism that financial negotiations
could be that far when Favreau himself had confirmed that he had only heard from
Marvel once. But we all agreed that something was rotten at the studio of
Marvel. It seems a bit presumptive to name a release date, but avoid talking to
or signing your director, yes?
Well, perhaps Marvel felt their world being rocked by an angry
Internet, because suddenly things have gotten much friendlier. IESB says that three hours after they posted the
story, their Marvel sources reported in with the news that the studio was
reaching out to Favreau. Nikki Finke chimed in with a confirmation. Marvel
Studio insiders are now wagging their fingers at us, wondering how we
could be so gullible, and believe them to be so stupid. Here's where you
can collectively roll your eyes.
At any rate, the story is now that David
Maisel has put out an offer for Favreau to direct the Iron Man sequel,
and that it is "much richer" than what he was paid for the first film. Here
begin the negotiations, and here we can breathe a sigh of relief that things
seem to be going the right way. I will also venture to applaud the anger of the
geeks, as I suspect our ill will may have been the spark to get things
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