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Favs set for Iron 2!

07.10.2008

It was beginning to look a little bleak for a while there on the prospects of Jon Favreau returning for IRON MAN 2. He was upset at Marvel for stalling and low-balling him. Marvel was upset at him for taking negotiations public. Favreau was upset Marvel announced a release date he felt was unattainable. Marvel was stalling and low-balling him. So things were not going well. But at the end of the day, you kinda knew that things were going to get worked out and sure enough they have. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Favreau has closed his deal to direct IRON MAN 2. Considering Favreau's initial hesitations and Robert Downey, Jr.'s commitment to SHERLOCK HOLMES, the May, 2010 release date looks like it might get pushed back though I wouldn't set anything in stone. Favreau was looking more at the three-year break model set out by SPIDER-MAN and X-MEN that would put IRON MAN 2 in theaters in 2011. So Favs is back and Downey, Jr. is set and now all we need to do is find a formidable villain. Any ideas?...

Extra Tidbit: I'm guessing the villainous Unicorn is out of the equation?

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5:42PM on 07/11/2008
All I know is glad to hear it's official. The guy made a record-breaking first in a franchise, and to fire him after that makes zero sense. So good.
All I know is glad to hear it's official. The guy made a record-breaking first in a franchise, and to fire him after that makes zero sense. So good.
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4:26AM on 07/11/2008

Not The Mandarin

I know most people think this is the way to go but it isn't. The Mandarin is Stark's best villain and he shouldn't be blown on a second movie in the franchise. At this point revealing more hints of TM is what we need, to a build up of an epic battle a few movies down the line.

The best villain for IM at this point is alcoholism and his own technology. The booze allows for Rhodey to dawn the armor, first as Iron Man, then later as War machine and it can allow for the type of lapse Stark would
I know most people think this is the way to go but it isn't. The Mandarin is Stark's best villain and he shouldn't be blown on a second movie in the franchise. At this point revealing more hints of TM is what we need, to a build up of an epic battle a few movies down the line.

The best villain for IM at this point is alcoholism and his own technology. The booze allows for Rhodey to dawn the armor, first as Iron Man, then later as War machine and it can allow for the type of lapse Stark would need for a character such as the Spy Master or The Ghost to steal his work and sell it around the globe setting up an Armor Wars story arc, possibly over two flicks.

Finally, you can then have The Mandarin be revealed as the architect of Tony's woes and give him the villainous stature he deserves.
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11:43PM on 07/10/2008
yeah why the hell aren't you guys talking about iron man?

this is epic success. we could have [link] quilt...oh wait wrong guy. lol [link] fang foom...so much more important!
yeah why the hell aren't you guys talking about iron man?

this is epic success. we could have [link] quilt...oh wait wrong guy. lol [link] fang foom...so much more important!
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9:41PM on 07/10/2008

Hells yeah

I'm stoked that Favs and RDJ are gonna be back. I would opt for a less tradional villan ( I dont know who tho) And yes beatrixkiddo is def a hottie. Any woman who is as passionite about movies as me and some of the other schmoes is gonna be someting in my book anyway..... So when did this go from a post about Iron Man to a post about a really hot chick? er... woman (gotta be PC! lol)
I'm stoked that Favs and RDJ are gonna be back. I would opt for a less tradional villan ( I dont know who tho) And yes beatrixkiddo is def a hottie. Any woman who is as passionite about movies as me and some of the other schmoes is gonna be someting in my book anyway..... So when did this go from a post about Iron Man to a post about a really hot chick? er... woman (gotta be PC! lol)
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4:59PM on 07/10/2008

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I have to agree that beatrixkiddo is a hottie also.She is so bringing the Alison Hannigan/Willow vibe!
Bring on the Iron Man because Downey Jr has shown that he still has it.
IN SPADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to agree that beatrixkiddo is a hottie also.She is so bringing the Alison Hannigan/Willow vibe!
Bring on the Iron Man because Downey Jr has shown that he still has it.
IN SPADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4:06PM on 07/10/2008

Mandarin

So apparently I had heard that early on Shaun Toub was supposed to have played the Mandarin. How awesome of a twist would that be if the whole time the Mandarin helped create Iron Man in the hopes of having a means to further his army of The Ten Rings?
So apparently I had heard that early on Shaun Toub was supposed to have played the Mandarin. How awesome of a twist would that be if the whole time the Mandarin helped create Iron Man in the hopes of having a means to further his army of The Ten Rings?
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3:30PM on 07/10/2008
THANK GOD
THANK GOD
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2:53PM on 07/10/2008

FAVREAU'S IRON MAN COMIC

I'm glad Marvel came to their senses. Here's a link to Fav's new comic with the best artist drawing Iron Man right now: Adi Granov:
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Plot: an archaeologist discovers a fifty-foot dragon statue, Stark buys it for a casino he's opening in Vegas and a plague of lizards descends on the city. It's off to an interesting start.
I'm glad Marvel came to their senses. Here's a link to Fav's new comic with the best artist drawing Iron Man right now: Adi Granov:
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Plot: an archaeologist discovers a fifty-foot dragon statue, Stark buys it for a casino he's opening in Vegas and a plague of lizards descends on the city. It's off to an interesting start.
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2:46PM on 07/10/2008

hell yeah!

It's no surprise, I mean, IRON-MAN did make 300 mill, so not bringing Favs and Downey would have been a dick move on Marvel, but I'm excited now, I can't wait! bring on The Mandarin and WAR MACHINE!
It's no surprise, I mean, IRON-MAN did make 300 mill, so not bringing Favs and Downey would have been a dick move on Marvel, but I'm excited now, I can't wait! bring on The Mandarin and WAR MACHINE!
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2:43PM on 07/10/2008
I would agree about the "Ten Rings" hint dropped in IRON MAN I...
It would make sense sort of playing on middle eastern mysticism to build Mandarin...
I would agree about the "Ten Rings" hint dropped in IRON MAN I...
It would make sense sort of playing on middle eastern mysticism to build Mandarin...
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1:59PM on 07/10/2008

YES!

You've got to go with the Mandarin!
You've got to go with the Mandarin!
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1:49PM on 07/10/2008
Yes! Glad to hear Favs is coming back. I guess Marvel figured out that Favs and RDJ pretty much made Iron Man for what it was.

And agreed about beatrixkiddo, because of the looks and most importantly, the passion for the movies she has like us male schmoes :p
Yes! Glad to hear Favs is coming back. I guess Marvel figured out that Favs and RDJ pretty much made Iron Man for what it was.

And agreed about beatrixkiddo, because of the looks and most importantly, the passion for the movies she has like us male schmoes :p
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1:40PM on 07/10/2008
Whoops double post
Whoops double post
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11:50AM on 07/10/2008

doesn't matter

it doesn't matter who the iron one will take on. as long as Fav and Jr are on the project i am there!!!!

is it just me or is beatrixkiddo a little hottie?
it doesn't matter who the iron one will take on. as long as Fav and Jr are on the project i am there!!!!

is it just me or is beatrixkiddo a little hottie?
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10:52AM on 07/10/2008

Mandarin

They dropped heavy hints about the Mandarin. The terrorist organization was known as the "Ten Rings" and there was another reference too. I'd be rather surprised if it wasn't him. I'm interested to see how Marvel handles the "magic" themed superheroes and villains. It seems that comic book movies have tried to be more realistic recently, setting Iron Man in the middle of the Iraq War, for instance. How are they gonna deal with Thor, a Norse god, and Mandarin, who gets his power from magical
They dropped heavy hints about the Mandarin. The terrorist organization was known as the "Ten Rings" and there was another reference too. I'd be rather surprised if it wasn't him. I'm interested to see how Marvel handles the "magic" themed superheroes and villains. It seems that comic book movies have tried to be more realistic recently, setting Iron Man in the middle of the Iraq War, for instance. How are they gonna deal with Thor, a Norse god, and Mandarin, who gets his power from magical rings?
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10:33AM on 07/10/2008
Yikes, 2011! Maybe we'll be so over comic book movies by then. Then again, maybe not.
Yikes, 2011! Maybe we'll be so over comic book movies by then. Then again, maybe not.
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10:27AM on 07/10/2008
this news pleases me. and definitely some war machine would be nice.
this news pleases me. and definitely some war machine would be nice.
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10:12AM on 07/10/2008
I forgot about Titanium Man. With Russia reving up to be a major player again, that could work. It would also serve as a great intro for the Black Widow and her insertion to the Avengers.
I forgot about Titanium Man. With Russia reving up to be a major player again, that could work. It would also serve as a great intro for the Black Widow and her insertion to the Avengers.
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10:01AM on 07/10/2008
Can he make Fin Fang Foom believable?
Can he make Fin Fang Foom believable?
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10:02AM on 07/10/2008
Can he make Fin Fang Foom believable?
Can he make Fin Fang Foom believable?
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9:34AM on 07/10/2008
YES!! I can even wait until 2012 just for Favreau to get things right. It would worth the wait. As for the villain, either The Mandarin or Titanium Man would be nice. What I'd love to see is War Machine!!
YES!! I can even wait until 2012 just for Favreau to get things right. It would worth the wait. As for the villain, either The Mandarin or Titanium Man would be nice. What I'd love to see is War Machine!!
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9:30AM on 07/10/2008
Best fucking news I've heard all day! Let's have Titanium man in this one with hints of the Mandarin and a big reveal at the end!
Best fucking news I've heard all day! Let's have Titanium man in this one with hints of the Mandarin and a big reveal at the end!
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8:59AM on 07/10/2008
If it's not Mandarin, I would be surprised. Rumor is it will be him and maybe Fing Fang Foom.
If it's not Mandarin, I would be surprised. Rumor is it will be him and maybe Fing Fang Foom.
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8:37AM on 07/10/2008

SWEET!

Bring on The Mandarin! (the character, not the delicious chicken)
Bring on The Mandarin! (the character, not the delicious chicken)
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8:17AM on 07/10/2008
I'll be honest, I don't know much about the comic and its history so I cannot comment on a potential villain. But given how much I loved Iron Man (favourite film of the year so far) I am relieved to hear that Favreau is back. God knows he deserves the job!
I'll be honest, I don't know much about the comic and its history so I cannot comment on a potential villain. But given how much I loved Iron Man (favourite film of the year so far) I am relieved to hear that Favreau is back. God knows he deserves the job!
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