Originally posted on Jon Favreau's Myspace blog. Much respect to Mr. Favreau. Always been a fan of his as an actor, now even more so as a director. He did a great job with Iron Man and with blog post shows that he is a smart director as well. I feel maybe Marvel Studios may be rushing things a bit, and Mr. Favreau is smart in saying something about it.
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 ran into the Marvel guys at the Hulk premiere and everyone sounded eager to get to work on IM2.
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.
I do think that sequels come out way to fast nowadays and I'm glad that directors like Chris Nolan, Bryan Singer, and Jon Favreau are bringing it back to how it was back in the day, when a sequel would take it's time to come out to ensure that it is indeed worth the time and money, when a sequel was worth the wait. Another facet in the discipline of creating a franchise. Too many studios make movie stoo quickly, and just look at the rash of crap that it's gotten us.