Comic-Con has come and gone, but it was a blast and we got more movie news than we could have ever dreamed of!
First of all, the world pretty much knew that Ben Kingsley had joined the cast of Iron Man 3 a while back as super-villain Manderin, but Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Marvel boss Kevin Feige, director Shane Black and Jon Favreau confirmed the speculation at their panel over the weekend.
The cast and filmmakers thrilled their geeky audience with the premiere of the first footage from the first half of the movie that they shot. Black promised if they "don't f–k up the rest, it's going to be great."
The 5 minutes of footage featured
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The man who gave us both Elf and Iron Man might be bringing us something very special…
Jon Favreau is the frontrunner to direct the movie version of the hit musical Jersey Boys!
The adaptation has been in the works for
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We know he'd rather be behind the camera, but this is still good news!
Jon Favreau closed a deal with Marvel Studios to return as Happy Hogan, Iron Man's endearingly loyal driver!
Favreau directed the first two films but abandoned ship to direct Disney's Magic Kingdom which is
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Cowboys & Aliens may not have been a TREMENDOUS success at the box office, but director Jon Favreau isn't being too hard on himself!
IN FACT, Jon treated himself quite well over the Labor Day weekend, by indulging in a delicious ice cream cone at the Malibu Fair (above).
Enjoy, Jon! And good luck with Magic Kingdom!!!
Have U been indulging in any delicious treats over the Labor Day weekend?
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They've got a writer!
Now that Jon Favreau has opted out taking the reigns for Iron Man 3, Shane Black was hired to direct the flick, and now, it's been revealed that Drew Pearce has been brought on to pen the screenplay!
Nice! Apparently, he has worked on the script for a now-defunct adaptation of the comic series Runaways, so at least he's familiar with the Marvel comic world!
Here's hoping that this one will correct the missteps that were taken with Iron Man 2!
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We guess it's officially happening, then!
Although Jon Favreau announced that he would not direct the third film in the Iron Man franchise, it appears that Marvel Studios may have found his replacement in Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang director - and Robert Downey, Jr. collaborator - Shane Black!
Sources close to production have revealed Black is in final negotiations to helm the project, although it's unclear whether he, Favreau, or someone else will take on the role as the writer!
Inneresting! Black has a history of writing in the action genre, but we hope that he can bring the wit from the first two!
What do U think?? Are U excited for Iron Man 3??
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We knew it was happening, but it's still unfortunate!
Unfortunately, Jon Favreau will not direct Iron Man 3 for Marvel Studios. The direct and the studio just did not have the same vision.
“It's true, I'm directing Magic Kingdom, not Iron Man 3. I've had a great run with Marvel and wish them the best.”
Wonder if the third installment will be any good without him?! And we'd be curious to know who will replace him.
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