Marvel had eyed up a 2010 release date for the sequel to Iron Man before the original film had even opened, and actor Terence Howard revealed that a March 2009 date had been set for production to begin. However, the film’s director, John Favreau, has recently voiced concerns regarding what he sees as insufficient time to do the sequel justice.
“I am concerned about the announced release date of April 2010,” Favreau says on his official blog. “Neither Robert [Downey Jr] nor I were consulted and we are concerned about how realistic the date is in light of the fact that we have no script, no story or even writers hired yet!”
Faveau went on to explain how he would rather have the time he would need to do the film properly rather than rushing it, which he feels would do the fans a disservice, in order to fill a gap in Marvel’s release schedule. “This genre of movie is best when it is done thoughtfully and with plenty of preparation… at this point, we would have even less time to make it than the first one.”