CHA-CHING! Jon Favreau Gets Paid for Iron Man 2

Let’s face it, if you didn’t know what Jon Favreau was doing when he started making noise about knowing nothing about “Iron Man 2”, and how the 2010 release date was perhaps a tad optimistic by Marvel, then you ain’t so bright. Favreau was peeved that Marvel seemed to undervalue him, and wasn’t going to offer him the cheese a man of his talent and abilities justly deserves. And why shouldn’t he feel a little ticked by Marvel’s seemingly lack of respect? If you’ve seen “Iron Man”, you know that half of the movie’s success was because of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and the other half was Jon Favreau behind the cameras. As such, whatever The Downey got, Favreau should have gotten equally — if not more, since the guy has more to do than an actor reading someone’s lines.

But fear not, fanboys, because according to the always snarky Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood Daily, Marvel has given Favreau a better deal than was previously reported.

It’s not officially announced yet, but I’m told that Marvel Studios and Iron Man director Jon Favreau have reached a deal for him to helm the sequel, due out in 2010.

While Finke doesn’t reveal any details of the deal, it’s believed to be “definitely” richer” than the previous offer, which, apparently, was so abysmal Favreau (justifiably) launched a web campaign to get the Internets people all riled up for him.

Hey, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. And let’s face it, whatever Marvel ends up paying Favreau, they’re getting their money’s worth, and then some.

It’s all about r-e-s-p-e-c-t, baby.

(And a buttload of money never hurt no one.)

Jon Favreau on Iron Man