In the news…8-12 June 2009

In the news…8-12 June 2009

Veteran end-of-the-week pub trip survivor Michael O’Connor is here to keep you occupied midway through the excitement of Friday, with a round-up of the week’s major headlines.

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Favreau will be executive producer on Avengers

Favreau will be executive producer on Avengers

In an extensive interview with AICN, Jon Favreau has confirmed that he will be an executive producer on the upcoming Avengers film, due for release in 2011. “So, we were really paying attention [to Iron Man 2’s details], of course now it becomes more and more difficult because… it has to culminate in The Avengers. … Continued

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Terrence Howard off Iron Man 2, Don Cheadle In

Terrence Howard off Iron Man 2, Don Cheadle In

Terrence Howard, who played Jim Rhodes in the first Iron Man film, will be replaced by Don Cheadle in the sequel. The actor is reportedly not working on the film due to a financial disagreement with the studio, which is a blow to fans who were hoping for his appearance as War Machine following the … Continued

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Mandarin in Iron Man 2?

Mandarin in Iron Man 2?

Jon Favreau, director of the upcoming sequel to this year’s summer blockbuster Iron Man, has revealed that the villain Mandarin will be in the film. The actor/director spoke to Coming Soon about the project, which is slated for a release in 2010, when he revealed that the villain will be appearing, although he may be … Continued

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Theroux to pen Iron Man 2

Theroux to pen Iron Man 2

Following the substantial rumours that Marvel is close to a deal that would put Jon Favreau back in the director’s chair for the sequel to this year’s Iron Man, Variety is reporting that Justin Theroux is signed on to write the screenplay for the film. Theroux is known for his work as both a writer … Continued

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Jon Favreau returns for Iron Man 2

Jon Favreau returns for Iron Man 2

Jon Favreau has reportedly been signed on to direct the sequel to May’s superhero blockbuster Iron Man. Nikki Finke and The IESB have the (strongly worded) scoop on the story, which has been a long time coming following very public and vitriolic disputes between Marvel and the actor/director. The studio has set a 2010 release … Continued

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Favreau cautious about Iron Man sequel

Favreau cautious about Iron Man sequel

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 … Continued

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Iron Man 2 to begin filming next March

Iron Man 2 to begin filming next March

Edging ever closer and closer to a US box office tally of $300 million, Iron Man has impressed the suits at Marvel and Paramount with plans for the sequel already seemingly well underway. Speaking to Military.com, Terence Howard has let slip that Iron Man 2 is slated to begin shooting next March. Howard is signed … Continued

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