Jon Favreau Worried Avengers will Bomb

The 'Iron Man 2' director worries the planned 'The Avengers' movie will be a "failed experiment"

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By Josh Wilding - 8/26/2009
The 'Iron Man' director says the movie's release is "inevitable" but he is unsure whether the 2012 film - about the group of Marvel comic book superheroes - will be a success or let-down.

He said: "I think that's fun. I think it's inevitable, and 'The Avengers' might be the thing that helps rescue us from the inevitable sequel slump that you get into because you're throwing everything on its ear.

"It might be a failed experiment or it might be something wonderful, but it allows you to add complexity in an organic way where you're culminating with something bigger, as opposed to trying to play out and not repeat the same story over and over again."

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Source: IrelandOnline
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flames809 - 8/26/2009, 3:12 PM
i just want to see an avenger movie and a new hulk movie
InTylerWeTrust - 8/26/2009, 3:20 PM
It's going to be difficult to make, but I think they can pull it off. I have faith in Marvel :)
dellamorte1872 - 8/26/2009, 3:21 PM
DEFINETLY TO BOTH STATEMENTS @FLAMES809
SabretoothTiger - 8/26/2009, 3:21 PM
ya they will pull this off nicely if jon favreau is gonna direct and he puts as much effort into it as he is ironman then im pretty sure we will be seein a very well put together avengers film
droopy1317 - 8/26/2009, 3:23 PM
i'm with you flames. on a side note, has anyone seen the movie i love you man? jon is in it and man he is hilarious. just saw it 2 days ago
Pym - 8/26/2009, 3:24 PM
BRING ON PYM. Wanna to see some dudes get stomped in the avengers.
Gose - 8/26/2009, 3:26 PM
Let MR JAMES CAMERON direct the a movie, he just do his best, no budget worries, no script probs, just get it right and what he wants. He is the daredevil of hollywood directors, "the director with no fear"
SHHH - 8/26/2009, 3:27 PM
What he is really afraid is FANBOY backlash.
vonstallin - 8/26/2009, 3:28 PM
Fail Boat
LukeStar - 8/26/2009, 3:28 PM
i have faith in jon favreau that he will make a great avengers movie just like he did with ironman, this dude is a great director.
InTylerWeTrust - 8/26/2009, 3:33 PM
droopy: I saw I Love You, Man. That whole movie was hilarious, especially Favreau :)

They need to bring in more than Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Hulk if this will be a great movie.

The line up should be:

Captain America (Jensen Ackles)

Iron Man (RDJ)

Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

Hulk (Ed Norton)

Ant-Man (Patrick Wilson)

Hawkeye (Chris Pine)

Wasp (Evangeline Lilly)
Bamf7 - 8/26/2009, 3:37 PM
I think what he's afraid of is the other characters. He's had complete control of IM...but we don't even know what Thor and Cap's movies are gonna be like yet. So he can't even begin to figure out how to tie them all in until he knows everything that happens and what it all looks like. But I hope he has input on the other upcoming Marvel projects, that way Avengers will be a bit easier for him to piece together. I haven't seen anything yet to make me think it won't be awesome!
mgauge - 8/26/2009, 3:49 PM
I really hope Hawkeye is in the movie. As for no black super heroes, they could bring in Black Panther in Avengers 2!!!!
Gose - 8/26/2009, 3:53 PM
Jon Favreau is a great director, what he stated happens to all movie projects .....
LEEE777 - 8/26/2009, 3:55 PM
If its TYLER's line up it will be a FLOP! ; D

Seriously though wtf is FAV on about, something tells me he's just gutted he ain't got AVENGERS himself! He should not spread sh!t like this, coz sh!t like this could hurt the movie!!! Bad word of mouth, not good! An Fcuk, AVENGERS hasn't started yet ffs!

He should be worrying about IRON MAN 2 an leave AVENGERS alone! ; )
Phinehas - 8/26/2009, 4:00 PM
Agreed, teabag!

Gose, you're right! Cameron is a visionary. He could handle a project like this.

LEEE, and Tyler. What is going on between you two?
Gose - 8/26/2009, 4:01 PM
Good point Leee, thats exactly the problem, he is not at his best in Iron Man 2, he is not focus, He is worried in something else...
InTylerWeTrust - 8/26/2009, 4:07 PM
Phinehas: In a nutshell, Lee insults me because I have a different opinion than him.
Gose - 8/26/2009, 4:11 PM
Yo Phine !

Jon favreau just need to believe ...
like MICHEAL JORDAN believes "HE CAN FLY"
like spongebob believes "I'M READY"
like Pres. OBAMA believes " YES WE CAN"
LEEE777 - 8/26/2009, 4:16 PM
TYLER I luv ya really! ; D Shhhhhhh!

Gose @ Yeah an i hope MARVELS given him a SLAP for this, he shouldn't be putting this sh!t in ppls heads, thats how movies do flop! An yeah he should be focused!

PHINE @ LOL! ; D

And LUFFY @ WTF is SLJ then???? lol!
jallanr - 8/26/2009, 4:18 PM
i completly understand wut favreau is talkin about, and i think i would feel the same way if i was in his shoes. i mean, this is gonna be unlike any movie before, and it will be one of, if not, the most expensive films in movie history. i have faith in everyone who is workin on this film, however, marvel has had an amazing streak so far :D

woo hoo hoo hoo!!!
Duhdaduh - 8/26/2009, 4:20 PM
it will be great. just as long as the wasp doesnt come into the mix, that will be as bad as having tinkerbell in it! come to think of it, i dont really think ant man will be that great to throw in either. least not this time around.

and yeah i'm new to the site but i've noticed the er...rivalry between lee and tyler thats been goin on round here. cant we all just be friends? haha but seriously. though it is pretty funny to read your guys' arguements sometimes, you two come up with good comebacks to each other!
spideysweb - 8/26/2009, 4:28 PM
Does anyone else find it odd that he would make a comment like that? I mean hell, we are looking at 2012 for crying out loud.

@tyler, "i have faith in Marvel" Are you switching sides pal? Thought you were a hardcore DC fan..LOL
InTylerWeTrust - 8/26/2009, 4:31 PM
spidey: I am a DC, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy Marvel. They gave us Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, so I have faith in them to deliver a good Avengers movie....as long as it isn't Marvel Super Squad :)
Radiate - 8/26/2009, 4:39 PM
I have to say - the title for this article is quite misleading. The tone of Favreau's statement doesn't actually denote any worry about Avengers, he's just saying it could flop or it could be successful; instead he's more focusing on how the Avengers film will allow for a great and organic way to bring complexity to the Marvel Film Universe and to avoid the "threequel curse" that Iron Man may fall into.

The guy's not worried, he's just being open-minded.

RADIATE!
LEEE777 - 8/26/2009, 4:40 PM
TYLER @ Pucker up. ; )

Give us a sloppy kiss!!! ; D

RADIATE @ You got a point there dude about the TITLE an about FAV! But he should still keep it to himself!

Duhdaduh @ Heh heh heh! Hope ya enjoying it dude, posting that is! : D
Minotauro - 8/26/2009, 4:41 PM
It will bomb..

No hulk = bomb...

And the picture tells it all...
LEEE777 - 8/26/2009, 4:43 PM
MINO @ HULK should and will be in it man, i doubt HULK wont be in it!
Minotauro - 8/26/2009, 4:44 PM
Phinehas@ Cameron doesn't care about the rest of the Marvel Alliance, just spiderman! Unless money is in play?!.. >:)
InTylerWeTrust - 8/26/2009, 4:46 PM
I understand where Jon is coming from, Avengers is a daunting challenge for any filmmaker. But he does show hope and some confidence that it will turn out good, and that gives me hope :)

InTylerWeTrust - 8/26/2009, 4:47 PM
Hulk needs to be in this movie. I want Norton back dammit!
LEEE777 - 8/26/2009, 4:47 PM
If it gives TYLER HOPE!

It gives me HOPE!!! ; D
Minotauro - 8/26/2009, 4:49 PM
@LEEE Well I hope it does have the Hulk, cause he's my Top 5 character!..
Minotauro - 8/26/2009, 4:51 PM
Tyler@ me too!(for the hulk)
Gose - 8/26/2009, 4:52 PM
Ok , FOR JON FAVREAU, " YOU CAN DO IT !!! "
LEEE777 - 8/26/2009, 4:52 PM
MINO @ Yeah! After all HULKS a founding member, and whats the point of the END of the HULK movie with TONY talking AVENGERS if he aint in it???? He's in it, he turns BAD or RAGE, THORS called in! BIG FIGHT, AVENGERS win.

End of! Fingers crossed! ; )
InTylerWeTrust - 8/26/2009, 4:56 PM
Hulk should be the reason they form the Avengers in the first place. But then a bigger threat arises and they all have to work with the Hulk to take them down.

I want Iron Man 2 to introduce the Mandarin. That's what I hope will happen. Then, Mandarin could reveal himself fully in Avengers, and he could team up with Loki and Abomination (who doesn't want to see a rematch between Hulk and Abommy?) Then, the big fight at the end would go Star Wars style, with different fights taking place at the same time, ya know.

I would do Hulk and Hawkeye vs. Abomination

Then Iron Man and Ant-Man vs. Mandarin

Finally, Thor and Cap vs. Loki.
LEEE777 - 8/26/2009, 4:58 PM
I reckon a small cameo of ULTRON in IRON MAN 2 ready for AVENGERS! I really don't think they should use LOKI if he's being used in THOR! Anyhow make mine MARVEL!
DDD - 8/26/2009, 5:01 PM
Favreau knows exactly what he's doing! He knows its a daunting undertaking, all the CGI, clashing egos of so many actors, and the tough bigger-than life story the film needs to be to be The Avengers!

He once said that every movie he does he goes in a little trepidatious about it! That's the way he works fast and furious but he most of the time comes out with a very good movie! Avngers is even more of an undertaking than any other movie he's done 'cause it is a superhero team movie which is big and cluttered with a lot of characters.
DDD - 8/26/2009, 5:03 PM
And Leee, Make Mine Marvel too! Excelcior!
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