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Jon Favreau NOT Directing THE AVENGERS, Edward Norton NOT in IRON MAN 2

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 14, 2009

The Avengers

by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub – Collider.com

MTV has confirmed what many of us already knew: Jon Favreau is not going to direct “The Avengers” movie. While fans were holding out hope that somehow Jon would find the time to take on the project, with his involvement in “Cowboys and Aliens” after he finishes “Iron Man 2″, he’ll only be executive producing “The Avengers”. The other bit of news is Jon saying Edward Norton will not be making an appearance in “Iron Man 2″.

On “The Avengers” movie, Jon said:

“They’ll have to [find a different director], because I’m not going to be available. It’s something I’m being the executive producer on, so I’ll definitely have input and a say. It’s going to be hard, because I was so involved in creating the world of Iron Man and Iron Man is very much a tech-based hero, and then with ‘Avengers’ you’re going to be introducing some supernatural aspects because of Thor. How you mix the two of those works very well in the comic books, but it’s going to take a lot of thoughtfulness to make that all work and not blow the reality that we’ve created.”

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