Jon Favreau/Marvel speculation thread!

Discussion in 'Marvel Films' started by Advanced Dark, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Advanced Dark

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    We all know by now he's hinted at an upcoming Marvel project but what is it?

    I've speculated it could be Iron Man, Ant-Man, and someone else suggsted perhaps Hulk 2. I asked the question to [email protected] and he has another thought:

    The only thing is Paramount is only distributing it though Deathlok is a Paramount pic that is supposedly tied up by the Lucky Number Slevin director.
     
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    Here's an update from Jon's website. He's trying to get John Carter of Mars going at Paramount and Paramount is trying to get him to do one of the 10 Marvel pics, and I think Iron Man is heading over to Paramount too in separate deal so that's in the mix. Hulk 2 is out from what I understand of the list that he might do. Here it is:

    http://www.myspace.com/jonfavreau

    Summer 2008? Hmmm that narrows it down quite a bit to potential films that are in advanced stages and at Paramount: Deathlok, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Captain America, & Nick Fury. Of the 5 I'd say Iron Man or Ant-Man though moviehole thinks it's Cap.
     
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    Cap, not likely, but maybe. I seem to recall Arad saying he had a very specific director in mind for that, and at the time, Favreau had done, what? Made and Elf? So I doubt it. But maybe. And maybe it became obvious that whoever that director was that he was holding out for wasn't gonna do the movie.

    I still don't understand why you're set on Ant-Man as one of the frontrunners since Edgar Wright has been working on the projekt in secret for so long and there's been no indication since that he's been kicked off of it, but I'm not going to hassle you for it. Plus while I find it improbable I don't find it totally out of the question.

    I thought Iron Man was most likely, but if it's a Paramount deal? Huh. Well they're getting Iron Man back, so. But how long did Favreau know about this? It's hard to tell. Maybe take some likely points off that one based on the information that Paramount's been trying to get him to do it for a while now.

    So out of the projects set up at Marvel, I'm going to go crazy and say the most likely one is Nick Fury. Probably not actually, but I don't even know what to think anymore. The only ones I know have scripts in some stage of work are Deathlok, Iron Man and Captain America. But I don't even know what to make of the revolving door of directors that is Deathlok so I ain't touching that one.
     
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    I'm set on those 5 movies because nobody is signed for any of those films and they're in the most advanced stages and they're at Paramount. I think Iron Man is most likely, then Cap, and then Ant-Man as I think about it.
     
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    Iron Man is intreging, but isn't Nick Cassavetes directing Iron Man, at least that is what he told MTV.com a month or so ago,and Alex Proyas' name as also surfaced as a rumored directer canidate for Shellhead.
     
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    Nick isn't officially signed yet or at least he wasn't when he made those statements. He was in talks and that was it. I called Marvel IR and they told me if and when he's signed...it will be annouced. Until then...nothing.
     
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    And Swingers :up:
     
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    No he didn't though. Doug Liman did Swingers, right? I mean I think Favs wrote it, but I doubt that anyone would say "that guy who wrote Swingers would be perfect to direct Captain America!" That doesn't make much sense.
     
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    Favreau is clearly an awesome director so whether he did or didn't do some movie 10 or 15 years ago doesn't mean a thing now. Zathura was a great film as was Elf. That's enough for me. He's in the zone now. Remember McTiernan when he was there, and Paul Verehoven, Chris Columbus, John Hughes, etc...They have a string of awesome films and then vanish. I think Favreau has plenty of films to go before he becomes a potential TV director. LOL
     
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    I'm not saying Favreau's not a good director, I'm saying I don't think he's *the* director that Avi Arad said he wanted however many years ago, and that writing a movie isn't usually what makes someone want you to direct another movie. Unless they want you to write AND direct it, but that's not the case here.
     
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    He was referring to Nick Cassavetes back then.
     
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    No, I was talking about Captain America. My bad.
     
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    actually Swingers was basically a de-facto co-directorial effort. Liman did more of the physical/manual camera operating and was in charge of everything Favreau couldn't do, but basically Liman was THE director in name only. In reality he was A director of that movie just as Favreau was basically A director as well.

    BTW the best thing about Favs is that he's a leading voice in the anti-excessive-CGI movement. Iron Man is the kind of movie that could really use that sentiment.
     
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    ^ Yep. Iron Man is great for him as would be Deathlok. I knew that about him too which means Ant-Man is probably out of the question for him.
     
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    He might be good for a Captain America film, Marvel may be looking to get Cap up and going first.
     
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    ^ That would fit too since David Self is writing Cap right now. Should line up for 2008 like Favreau said. Possible.
     
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    Question is cleared!!!

    Jon is in fact directing Iron Man like I thought! Yipee!
     
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    dude two wtfs tonight?!

    WTF!?!?! :eek: :eek:
     
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    I told you guys! More than 2 WTF?'s look at the front page!
     
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    I'm a happy MVL shareholder tonight.
     
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    I think I am most excited about Ant Man. Shaun of the Dead was awesome.
     
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    Perfect writer and director there. I'm really excited now so I'm hyper typing. :)
     
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    The Hype will be busy come the next few years. :up:
     
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    Wow, I love the choice. :up:
     

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