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Favreau Talks Iron Man

Published May 3, 2006 in Movie Interviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
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At the end of April we announced that Jon Favreau had been picked up by Paramount Pictures to direct a live-action version of Iron Man. Only a week later, the director is already discussing what he has in store for the film.

Jon Favreau Talks Iron Man


The good people over at iFMagazine have recently caught up with Jon Favreau and got him to discuss what he had in mind for Iron Man. In doing so Jon reveals his angle on the story of Iron Man and the effect he wants it to have.

iF MAGAZINE: What can you tell us about the version of IRON MAN you are bringing to the screen?

JON FAVREAU: The fun part is you get to do the origin story. The origin was conceived in the early 60ís, and there wasnít the same sort of attention to detail as there is now. Itís a Vietnam Era superhero, and it was complicated times then politically. We find ourselves in difficult times again, so you update it and set it in present day. A fun part of it is that you get to have different incarnations of the suit. In the origin you have the suit he makes in captivity, and then you get to refine it not just in this film, but in future films the possibilities are endless.



FAVREAU: I think weíre going to stick closer to the original IRON MAN. The ULTIMATE IRON MAN has a certain appeal to it and the writing is very strong, but I think there are so many ways to go with Iron Man that you have to decide what to stick with. I donít think we want to emulate the innocence of the early books, but I do think you want to deal with a character that comes to be Iron Man in that way.

To check out the entire interview with Jon Favreau on Iron Man, head on over to iFMagazine.

Stay tuned for updates.

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