jon favreu iron man 3 Jon Favreau Will Not Direct Iron Man 3?!?!

Well butter me up and call me greasy this is unexpected news, Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, will not return to helm Iron Man 3 according to Vulture:

”One informed source hears that he was frustrated with Marvel’s urge to stuff more of their in-house heroes into the next film in the wake of The Avengers. In a recent interview with MTV News, Favreau explained that based on his conversations with Marvel Studios executives, he had no clarity as to what a third Iron Man film would even be about. “In theory, Iron Man 3 is going to be a sequel or continuation of Thor, Hulk, Captain America and Avengers,” said Favreau at the time, “This whole world … I have no idea what it is. I don’t think they do either, from conversations I’ve had with those guys.”

Favreau’s apparent frustrations with Marvel’s intentions for the sequel, isn’t the only speculated reason for his departure:

”Still other industry insiders look at Favreau’s growing price tag and speculate that he was getting too expensive for the frugal Marvel and its equally cost-conscious parent company, Disney.”

Iron Man 3 comes to cinemas May 3rd, 2013. Following Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers. *UPDATE – JON FAVREAU MAKES IT OFFICIAL VIA TWITTER*

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