Geek-gasms: Favreau to Direct Avengers Movie?

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If Marvel and Jon Favreau have their way, Favreau will be finishing up another blockbuster “Iron Man” movie and moving right into production on the “Avengers” movie. This would also explain why “The Avengers” has been moved back a year — not only to get the finances together, but also to allow Favreau time to rest up before heading into what is sure to be a mega budgeted and stressful gig. Or at least, that’s the comic book movie news of the day.

A spy sent the news to AICN:

Avengers is delayed a year because of financing issues but also because the plan is for Favreau to helm it. Everybody here loves the guy and he wants to do it, but it would have been impossible for him to do before the date change given his Iron Man 2 commitments. Also partly the reason why he agreed to do the Stark sequel on such an accelerated schedule was so he could get given first dibs on this. It would still be a punishing schedule for him, so hes not firmly confirmed yet, but he is certainly the presumptive director at this point.

The spy also mentions that indeed, Alexander Skarsgard is Kenneth Branagh’s frontrunner to play Thor. And if it works out, Alexander’s dad Stellan might also show up as Thor’s dad, Odin. Likewise for Harnett as Loki as previously reported.

And yeah, apparently FOX really is serious about rebooting the “Fantastic Four” and “Daredevil” franchises.

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  • Angelmci01

    Well, what I’m curous about is, ok, hopefully Robert Downey Jr. and Ed Norton will be in the Avengers movie as Iron Man and the Hulk respectively, but who else will be in the movie? Thor, apparently, and Captain America better damn well be in it. But is that it? Or will there be more? As for the Fantastic Four reboot, well, I thought the first one was great. The second was ok, I just didn’t like what they did with the Silver Surfer and Galactus. They both need a lot more exposure than they got in that movie. Now, to the Daredevil reboot. I LOVED the original from 2003 (I think it was). I hope that Ben Affleck comes back as good old DD. Colin Farrell should also return as Bullseye. Kingpin, however, could use a reboot. Nothing against Michael Clark Duncan, he’s awesome, he just isn’t the Kingpin. Also, work on the costume a little bit, guys. It could use a revamp.

    • http://gbnj.com/ jp

      The Daredevil movie was the worst movie ever made and every actor was horrible. The movie was gay, the actors were gay, and you are gay. HOMO!!

    • Chuck

      The only thing wrong with the Affleck “Daredevil” was that it was so awful. Other than that it was fine.

  • Angelmci01

    Well, what I’m curous about is, ok, hopefully Robert Downey Jr. and Ed Norton will be in the Avengers movie as Iron Man and the Hulk respectively, but who else will be in the movie? Thor, apparently, and Captain America better damn well be in it. But is that it? Or will there be more? As for the Fantastic Four reboot, well, I thought the first one was great. The second was ok, I just didn’t like what they did with the Silver Surfer and Galactus. They both need a lot more exposure than they got in that movie. Now, to the Daredevil reboot. I LOVED the original from 2003 (I think it was). I hope that Ben Affleck comes back as good old DD. Colin Farrell should also return as Bullseye. Kingpin, however, could use a reboot. Nothing against Michael Clark Duncan, he’s awesome, he just isn’t the Kingpin. Also, work on the costume a little bit, guys. It could use a revamp.

    • http://gbnj.com jp

      The Daredevil movie was the worst movie ever made and every actor was horrible. The movie was gay, the actors were gay, and you are gay. HOMO!!

    • Chuck

      The only thing wrong with the Affleck “Daredevil” was that it was so awful. Other than that it was fine.

  • tyler kellum

    it will be cool if the gay guy doesnt play thor

  • tyler kellum

    it will be cool if the gay guy doesnt play thor

  • david

    Come on guys DD wasnt that bad

    bahahah yep it was pretty much horrible
    although i do think colin farrel made a kick ass bullseye
    just one mans opinion don’t shit your pants and cuss me out

  • david

    Come on guys DD wasnt that bad

    bahahah yep it was pretty much horrible
    although i do think colin farrel made a kick ass bullseye
    just one mans opinion don’t shit your pants and cuss me out