Deadline Hollywood gossip hound Nikke Finke reports that Marvel Studios have now signed Jon Favreau to direct 'Iron Man 2'
It's not officially announced yet, but I'm told that Marvel Studios and Iron Man director Jon Favreau have reached a deal for him to helm the sequel, due out in 2010. (Robert Downey Jr had a sequel clause in his contract so he's on board.) Marvel Studios boss David Maisel was quick to put out a 'definitely' richer offer to Favreau.
Finke then goes on to recap Favreau's apparent manipulation of the situation.