Despite the fact that his movie's set to crack $300 million at the domestic box office any minute now, Iron Man director Jon Favreau still isn't signed on for its already-announced sequel. Additionally, even though said sequel's been given a release date of April 2010, an increasingly agitated Favreau hasn't spoken to anyone at Marvel Studios in weeks. So, acting as any reasonable person surely would, he's taken to MySpace to make a public appeal:
"It's been five weeks since the one and only phone call my reps have gotten from Marvel. I know their hands are full with the Hulk and I’m sure they will get into it shortly, as they tell me they intend to … I am concerned, however, about the announced release date of April 2010. Neither Robert nor I were consulted about this and we are both concerned about how realistic the date is in light of the fact that we have no script, story or even writers hired yet. This genre of movie is best when it is done thoughtfully and with plenty of preparation. It might be better to follow the BB/DK, X/X2 three year release pattern than to scramble for a date. It is difficult because there are no Marvel 09 releases and they need product, but I also think we owe it to the fans to have a great version of IM2 and, at this point, we would have less time to make it than the first one.
Also, if we're going to do this, I need to start scouting locations, which isn't easy in Afghanistan — remember when we talked about that? Plus, I need to make a down payment on the caterer pretty soon. Should we get the same guy as last time? Those sandwiches were pretty good, right? Right? It just takes a simple phone call, guys!