Jon Favreau not signed on for sequel?!?!

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  1. Kokomo29

    Kokomo29 "You're my #1 uh-guuuy!"

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  2. Rikxiepoo

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    Michael Bay and Transformers 2 all over again =O!
     
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  3. Kirk Langstrom

    Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    Last i heard, they were negotiating.
     
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  4. FaT_tONle

    FaT_tONle Well-Known Member

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    The three picture contract is ambiguous... it doesn't mean the actors are obligated for three films (director included)... the studio has the two picture option on them. If the studio wants to look in another direction they can and let those people go. When you have a hit, you still have to negotiate with the agents or whomever and essentially work out a brand new deal. Nothing is ever set in stone.
     
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  5. Kokomo29

    Kokomo29 "You're my #1 uh-guuuy!"

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    Does anyone think that Jon Favreau will NOT return for the sequel?
     
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  6. Juggernaut33

    Juggernaut33 Well-Known Member

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    I am positive he will. Let's face it, this guy isn't a firestorm of activity. The movie is set to be released in 2 years which I think means that they have to hire a director soon (it's not like Quantum of Solace where the preproduction began meanwhile Casino Royale was shooting) and since Jon Favreau did pretty well (at the box office), they don't have to fix it.
     
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  7. Arach Knight

    Arach Knight Abstraction of Logic

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    After a successful stint with Raimi on Spider-Man, I do not see why Marvel would not attempt to repeat the same successful formula with the same director and cast. I am aware that Sony was in charge of most of the production, but Marvel still had some what of a say. Why would they risk another Bryan Singer or Ang Lee when John Favreau so clearly works?
     
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  8. hpwiz89

    hpwiz89 XD

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    If he doesn't come back he would be pretty stupid, come one he knows he will get loads of money plus he will have fun makin ghte movie.
     
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  9. Ironfan72

    Ironfan72 Golden Avenger

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    Kevin Freige said last week that they were close to re-signing Jon, so I believe they will announce something within the next couple months.
     
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  10. TheVileOne

    TheVileOne Well-Known Member

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    Favreau talked about signing onto the second movie on Howard Stern and he said would like a percentage of the gross this time. I think he also mentioned for ELF that he didn't get any percentage or royalties for that movie, when the studio claims that ELF has NOT made money yet. Which sounds a little ridiculous.
     
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  11. Mutagen

    Mutagen Quietly Infectious User

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    Too bad if it's true, I rather enjoyed him as a director.
     
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  12. Arach Knight

    Arach Knight Abstraction of Logic

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    "After being pressed by Stern, Favreau revealed his director's salary -- $4 million for the first film, with a NET profit deal which will pay a very small percentage once the film begins to turn a profit."

    http://www.cinematical.com/2008/05/15/jon-favreau-still-not-signed-for-iron-man-2/

    I don't see how he could want more money. This reminds me of when Sean Connery got paid $10 million to star in League of Extraordinary Gentleman. I'm not saying that Favreau didn't deserve to get paid...i'm just saying that if he got paid that $4 million salary for two more films, he'd have $12 million just for directing. Some actors don't even get paid that much after doing three films.
     
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  14. Arach Knight

    Arach Knight Abstraction of Logic

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    Dead link. Even the site does not come up.
     
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  15. Ironfan72

    Ironfan72 Golden Avenger

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    just go to iesb.net, it's one of there top stories right, very easy to find.
     
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  16. Arach Knight

    Arach Knight Abstraction of Logic

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    I tried that and is still does not work.
     
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  17. Gotham

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    They were up earlier in the day. I'm assuming it's the resdesign they've been talking about and it's finally coming into effect.

    And basically, Peter said that Jon was back, and Marvel is awesome. Complimented Robert Downey Junior and that was really it.
     
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  18. Arach Knight

    Arach Knight Abstraction of Logic

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    So it seems like a lot of unnecessary worry. Considering Faverau's limited success (he was part of the production team for Elf, which I believe he wrote and produced), I don't think he would pass on the gold mine that is the newly established Iron Man franchise.
     
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  19. Cinemaman

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    Favreau just wants his take on box office, and that will probably cut some producers' money. But I doubt it will hurt so much the final deision, as they will anyway give it to him, because he is the guy, who made the first movie; so as the movie keeps running, Fav is James Cameron for Marvel.
     
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  20. kedrell

    kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    This is silly. There is literally waaaay less than 1% chance that he won't be back. Same with RDJ, Howard & Paltrow.
     
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  21. Raiden

    Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    I think Faverau will be back for sure. He said he wants to return for IM2, and Marvel Studio (being a young company and all) won't be so stupid as to find another director for IM2 and risk ruining a franchise like when Ratner took over X3. But I do think they should try to resolve this negotiation ASAP so he can start to work on the framework for IM2.
     
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  22. Chewy

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    I doubt this'd actually come true, because I think Downey would walk if a move this *****ey was made, but still, wtf? We should NOT be hearing that Marvel is even considering dumping Favreau.

    http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5052&Itemid=99
     
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  23. FlawlessVictory

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    Pretty disturbing. But I can't imagine Marvel being that dumb and continuing the IM franchise without Favreau.
     
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  24. Showtime

    Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    Wow. Is Marvel turning into WB?
     
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  25. louiebling$

    louiebling$ Just Chucking with you

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    Yea. I call shannaigans
     
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