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Old 06-01-2006, 07:21 PM   #1
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By LOUIS B. HOBSON - Calgary Sun




HOLLYWOOD -- Jon Favreau finally has an iron-clad directing project. For the past few years, Favreau has been trying to green light a film version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars.

Paramount Pictures recently put that project, inspired by the writings of the man who also created Tarzan, on the back burner. Fortunately for Favreau, the film wing of Marvel Comics asked him to direct a movie based on its vintage comic book series Iron Man.

THE SUN: Why is Marvel Comics producing this film basically on their own?

FAVREAU: They wanted more control. This is a superhero dear to their hearts. Iron Man is the biggest superhero left who doesn't have a film franchise yet.

THE SUN: How sincere is their commitment to the film?

FAVREAU: They've set a summer 2008 release, which means we'll start shooting in January. You can't get more committed than that.

THE SUN: Both Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage have indicated they're interested in portraying Iron Man. Have you talked to either of them?

FAVREAU: Stark will be played by a relative unknown. We don't need a marquee name to sell the film. The character is the star.

THE SUN: Wouldn't it be considered a coup if you could get someone like Cruise at a budget price?

FAVREAU: Stars bring too much baggage with them. I don't think Daredevil benefited by casting Ben Affleck at the height of his popularity, even if he did desperately want to play the character. Tobey Maguire was a relative unknown when he was cast in Spider-Man. That's the kind of actor I'm looking for. Someone with experience but a low profile.

THE SUN: Aren't you afraid special effects will eat up most of your budget? Special effects for Superman Returns are rumoured to have pushed that budget up to $250-million US.

FAVREAU: There's a way to be scrappy with special effects. You have to make them work for your film and not the opposite. I think I proved that with Zathura.

THE SUN: Why do you think Zathura was such a box-office disappointment?

FAVREAU: No one could pronounce the title, and that was just the beginning of the problems the studio (Columbia Pictures) had trying to release it.

THE SUN: You have a cameo in your friend Vince Vaughn's comedy The Break-Up. Weren't you disappointed he didn't ask you to direct?

FAVREAU: Absolutely not. That was the whole appeal for me. Vince phoned and said I could just be an actor. It was so great not having to worry about directing or writing, or both.

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Old 06-02-2006, 12:38 AM   #2
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Iron Man director Jon Favreau will be guest on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly on Tuesday, June 13.

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Old 06-02-2006, 02:49 AM   #3
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I wonder who the villain will be in it.

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Old 06-02-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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Great interview, I'll be looking for that appearence on last call.

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Old 06-02-2006, 11:07 AM   #5
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Sounds intersting

But SR doesn't have $250m budget, only $185m

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Old 06-02-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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Iron Man director Jon Favreau will be guest on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly on Tuesday, June 13.
That show is still on? I thought Carson Daly's fifteen minutes were up.

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Old 06-02-2006, 01:20 PM   #7
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I wonder if Jon will play Happy

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Old 06-02-2006, 01:28 PM   #8
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Sounds intersting

But SR doesn't have $250m budget, only $185m
Production Budget: $260 million

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But Singer says its $185 million....

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I believe Singer. $260 million is an absurd number.

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Old 06-02-2006, 02:27 PM   #11
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I believe Singer. $260 million is an absurd number.

I dont think so really. He ran over budget and Spider-Man 3 has a similar budget and X3 had a $210 million budget so $260 million doesnt sound absurd to me. WB is just trying to cover its ass.

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X3 had $210 Million???

In that case I am apalled by how rudimentery some of the visual effects were.

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X3 had $210 Million???

In that case I am apalled by how rudimentery some of the visual effects were.

Im concivced most of the moeny was wasted on the cast considering most of them werent uder contract to do a 3rd movie.

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And they rushed the whole thing

Still, the Phoenix effect was a bit of a cop out I felt

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Old 06-02-2006, 03:01 PM   #15
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And they rushed the whole thing

Still, the Phoenix effect was a bit of a cop out I felt

Perhaps, the Alcatraz scene reeked of expensiveness.

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That is very true.

I guess it was the direction, but I saw fakeness/shortcuts in the following areas:
-Magneto smashing the cars to free Mystique and Juggernaut
-Pheonix-induced deaths
-Juggernaut
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That is very true.

I guess it was the direction, but I saw fakeness/shortcuts in the following areas:
-Magneto smashing the cars to free Mystique and Juggernaut
-Pheonix-induced deaths
-Juggernaut
-Multiple Man

Yeah, the cars Magneto crushed looked odd.

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Once again, the budget of X-men 3 being that high was because they had to get it released before Superman Returns.

To get something released and produced that quickly, it costs MORE money.

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Once again, the budget of X-men 3 being that high was because they had to get it released before Superman Returns.

To get something released and produced that quickly, it costs MORE money.

Ok? Whats Spider-Man 3's excuse?

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Ok? Whats Spider-Man 3's excuse?
Um...most successful, profitable, and most lauded super hero/comic book movie franchise of all time?

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Exactly^ now can we talk about Iron Man again.

I think the effects should be a mix of real and digital.

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Friday June 23, 9:00 am ET
'Iron Man,' Directed by Jon Favreau, to Kick Off Summer 2008


HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment will kick off the 2008 summer movie-going season on May 2nd with Iron Man, the first motion picture to be produced by Marvel under its alliance with Paramount, it was announced today by Rob Moore, President, Worldwide Marketing, Distribution, and Operations, Paramount Pictures; Michael Helfant, President and COO, Marvel Studios; and Kevin Feige, president of production for Marvel Studios. Marvel Studios is a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL - News). Jon Favreau will direct the film, based on Marvel's best-selling Iron Man comic book character.
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The Iron Man film will be produced by Avi Arad, creative advisor to Marvel Studios, and Kevin Feige. Executive Producers are Ari Arad, Mr. Favreau and Louis D'Esposito. This project, the first feature film to be produced independently by Marvel Entertainment, is expected to be financed through Marvel's $525 million revolving film financing facility and distributed under Marvel's overall distribution arrangement with Paramount. Iron Man will mark the first production under Mr. Arad's newly launched production company, Avi Arad Productions.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Helfant said, "We're very excited to lock down the release date for Iron Man, Marvel's first independently produced feature film. We couldn't have asked for a better partner than Paramount to work with on this very powerful character franchise."

Mr. Feige added, "We're thrilled to be launching the summer 2008 movie season with Iron Man. Marvel has had great success with the first Friday in May -- 'Spider-Man' broke records on that first Friday and 'X2' debuted at the top of the box office charts as well. We're looking forward to extending that track record with Iron Man and are extremely pleased with the progress of the script, the production team we are forming and the initial production designs."

Moore said, "Marvel is one of our most important partners and Iron Man is one of their premier heroes. We're thrilled to be launching our relationship -- and the summer season in 2008 -- with this movie."

Based upon Marvel's iconic Super Hero, the film will follow billionaire weapons-manufacturer, Tony Stark, who confronts the sins of his past after he is injured by one of his own weapons. Equipped with a high-tech suit of armor, he becomes Iron Man to combat evil on a global scale.

Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc., one of the leading global entertainment content companies, with prominent and respected brands in focused demographics across virtually all media.

With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

Except for any historical information that they contain, the statements in this news release regarding Marvel's plans are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including unexpected delays in the production of the Iron Man film or that Marvel may be delayed in meeting its lender's conditions for funding the Iron Man film under its film slate facility. These and other risks and uncertainties are described in Marvel's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Marvel's Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

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Awesome a release date, with no script or cast.

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We're 2 years off. It's important to claim your box office real estate early and start making a big deal early so nobody else snags it.

...Oh and who says they're not in talks with the future cast right now? Favreau has made one post in 2 weeks maybe 2 or 3. He's busy doing something. He used to post every day.

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We're 2 years off. It's important to claim your box office real estate early and start making a big deal early so nobody else snags it.

...Oh and who says they're not in talks with the future cast right now? Favreau has made one post in 2 weeks maybe 2 or 3. He's busy doing something. He used to post every day.

Maybe writing the damn movie?

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