Jon Favreau - Jon Favreau Not Returning For Iron Man 3
Jon Favreau has confirmed he will not be involved in the third 'Iron Man' film, instead focusing on forthcoming movie 'Magic Kingdom'.
Jon Favreau will not direct 'Iron Man 3'.
The actor-and-filmmaker - who directed the first two instalments of the Marvel comic book-adaptation starring Robert Downey Jr. in 2008 and 2010 - will not be returning to the franchise for the third film and instead focus his attention on forthcoming movie 'Magic Kingdom'.
Writing on twitter, he said: "It's true. I'm directing 'Magic Kingdom', not 'Iron Man 3'. I've had a great run with Marvel and wish them the best."
Explaining his decision further, the 44-year-old Favreau said he was keen to work on something that didn't come with such expectations.
He told the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog: "I want to blow people away, which is easier to do something with a project that isn't loaded with built-in expectations."
Favreau has previously hinted he wouldn't be involved with the third project because he wasn't sure about the direction it would be taking.
He said: "In theory, 'Iron Man 3' is going to be a sequel or continuation of 'Thor', 'Hulk', 'Captain America' and 'Avengers'. This whole world, I have no idea what it is. I don't think they do either, from conversations I've had with those guys."