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saiyiansreign823 12/15/2010 8:14:53 AM

Wiseguy, if that's true Guy Ritchie on a Marvel Project maybe something brilliant. Guy Ritchie's films were all good to great. Snatch, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Rock-N-Rolla & Sherlock Holmes. Revovler wasn't that bad either, even though it wasn't as good as his other films. His films have a slick wit and a gritty roughness with a touch of dark humor that may work, if it was just for Iron Man. But, I really though that Favreau captured the right feel and tone in the first Iron Man. It's my opinion as a long time reader of both publishers, that Marvel Comics tone was light in nature while DC Comics have a more gritty tone.

jfdavis 12/15/2010 8:30:01 AM

@KidLo He may still be. Remember Jackson wasn't going to direct the Hobbit, now he is...

Ironman isn't a trilogy in the true sense so a different director would be fine (Of course, Star Wars was and still had more than one director...) Whedon would be fine but I don't see him wanting to do both the Avengers and Ironman franchises. Guy Ritchie, on the other hand, would be a fairly seemless transition. (Well, either would...)

Green Hornet- The other day,  I read a couple issues of a Green Hornet comic penned by Kevin Smith where Britt's son, also named Britt, takes the mantle to find his father's killer. Kato's daughter is his sidekick though the original is still around...I liked it. I now realize the movie took elements of this which makes sense since Smith was attached to this project for awhile I'm pretty sure...  

ElBaz13 12/15/2010 8:30:46 AM

I'm not surprised nor upset about Favreau leaving Marvel. Actually, he will still technically work for the parent company, Disney.

If a director stays too long, he/she might get to comfortable in the role and lose interest like Raimi. Sure Raimi blames Sony for meddling with Spidey 3, but he was 50% of the blame for it too. Maybe Favreau does not want a Spidey 3?

I think of salary caps in sport with Marvel. More success with the team and the players start asking more money. Marvel has been responsible financially and not blowing over budgets to get big names (it ruined the Batman franchise) so i totally get it. Their "cap space" doesn't allow some top players. So they rather stick the the main star (who wouldn't?) then a replaceable director. Don't get me wrong, I love Favreau, but if new fresh blood comes in a provides their take on the character (and not rushing a film a la Ratner X3) then maybe it will be better than IM2!

Besides, RDJ has been a better spokesperson for Marvel then Favreau. Favreau has admitted the difficulties of meshing the IM movies with the Marvel tie-ins. On the other hand, RDJ shows up at Comic Con and totally promoting how Avengers will kick ass.

So if RDJ does get Ritchie, will he convince Jude Law to join the team? Union Jack or Captain Britain? LOL

TheDrow 12/15/2010 9:00:17 AM

I think this is really interesting as it comes directly on the heels of a story about Favreau being excited for how IM3 will tie into the larger universe and the ability to expand on that fantastic side of things.   Including, him talking about wanting to add The Mandarin into the third film. 

What changes in a couple of days to lead to this?  



LocoLobo73 12/15/2010 9:06:06 AM

Man , is all the posters super powered cause I mean , you are all seeing something that Im not, I agree with Wise, maybe the guy want s to do something else for the next 3 years give him a break, First off nothing has been said about him having an issue with Disney / Marvel. He is still an exectutive producer on Avengers and maybe this is what he wants to do ,.He is going to do Magic Kingdom for Disney , which Disney's baby , it is direct representation of all its properties and then that will probally take him out till after Avengers and then maybe he might have his eye on another Marvel property like Antman, Dr Strange, or maybe the Punisher, Id like to see him take on a reboot of Dare Devil. I trust Disney and Marvel have something in mind, for Fav, once Magic Kingdom is done.

That being said i still fail to see how IM 2 failed to deliver on the sequel, besides that Sam Rockwells character was absolutely stupid and came off as a complete moron. Which I found to be the weakest performance in the movie. Otherwise the sequel was a direct continuation of the first movie , which was the next logical step in the progression of the film The sequel  touched on several of the issues that Tony Starks character had in the books, from the alcholism, which is an underlying issue through out, the techno sickness effecting his body and the Government trying to take his suits. Its all there throw in a villian and a sidekick , lol and you have a pretty good movie. was it as good as the first no , but there have only been a handful of sequels that  have been better than the original anyway.

LocoLobo73 12/15/2010 9:12:50 AM

He going to do a West coast avengers movie and then a Force works after that , with wonderman and Tigra, lol

goldeneyez 12/15/2010 9:36:28 AM

IM2 was OK to good to me, but I don't fault Faverau for it not being great.  The story was mediocre.  They should have had more Whiplash in the movie than they did.  Both IM and IM2 had excellent villians in Jeff Bridges and Mickey Rourke.  IM gave Bridges many chances to shine, while IM2 probably needed to give a bit more time to Rourke.  I thought Sam Rockwell was OK too.

flinshadytoo 12/15/2010 9:58:36 AM

 It's kinda disappointing I've gotta say, I would have liked to see what he had in mind for the third movie, I liked his feel for the character, the sequel wasn't brilliant & parts of the first movie didn't gel but I thought he did a great job & the movies felt different from the usual super-hero fare. I hope Marvel don't just shoe-horn anybody into the role, I suppose RDJ will bring it whatever happens.

lusciousjohnnyb 12/15/2010 10:04:19 AM

I would imagine it would be quite difficult to deal with the demands Marvel is making on their directors.  Two hours isn't that long.  You have to tell a good story, have incredible special effects, and oh yeah throw these characters who are about to have their own movie into your movie too.  PLUS make sure everything that happens within this movie agrees with the big picture of all the other Marvel movies made and about to be made.  Favreau probably saw he could make a lot more money for a lot less pain.  I really hate to see him go.

shac2846 12/15/2010 10:21:00 AM

 I'm not really surprised. You could tell marvel got a little too involved with Favreau's vision in IM2 and that he couldn't be left to tell a complete story he had to drop in these subplots that lead to other spin-offs. It can be cool but it can take away from the story at hand, to me that is what happened in IM2. Good luck to Favreau, he will be missed. 

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