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Jon Favreau says 'Iron Man' is locked, looks forward to 'Avengers'

    January 28, 2008

'Iron Man' director Jon Favreau was on hand for a press conference for 'Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show' and answered a few questions about his movie and the planned 'Avengers' movie.

The director said that 'Iron Man' is "locked", although they're still adding F/X shots as they "come out of the oven."

Favreau admits that typical summer blockbusters don't need a great story or acting to thrive at the box office, as long as they deliver the F/X thrills. With 'Iron Man' he was committed to delivering the whole package.

"It was really the most creative freedom that I can remember having... It works, and it is a very, very good movie... Though, people's expectations are changing because [people] are expecting an experience; they aren't expecting quality and can have a good time without having a great movie. If you can deliver a great movie on top of something that is fun to watch, then I think you can exceed expectations."

As fans well know by now, the movie lays the ground work for Marvel's heroes to be assembled in one film.

"Since The Avengers has The Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man, they still have to make a few more movies. I think they would want to get a chapter in on each of the heroes before they combine them. But I think it is very smart that they are thinking of cross-pollinating between different characters," the director said, adding that the movies will now emulate the shared-universe feeling of the comics.


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