Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau To Avenge
Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:05:06
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Iron Man dynamic duo Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau are reteaming once again for Marvel. In addition to directing Iron Man 2, due out in 2010, Favreau will executive produce The Avengers, about Marvel's team of superheroes.
Downey has a four-picture deal with the studio, while Don Cheadle, who is replacing Terrence Howard in the role of Jim Rhodes/War Machine for the Iron Man sequel, has also signed on to star in The Avengers. Downey is obviously reprising his role as Iron Man and his alter ego Tony Stark in both Iron Man 2 and The Avengers, which is due in theaters in 2011. Marvel plans to roll out some of the superheroes in the film via their own individual movies. No casting decisions have been made for the other Avengers, which include Captain America, Hulk, Wasp, Giant Man, Hawkeye, and Thor.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff