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Favreau Talks Iron Man Villain and Release

Published July 27, 2006 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
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Jon Favreau has recently reported in through his MySpace Profile to give added details from Comic Con, Iron Man's release date and the choice of villain, Mandarin.

Jon Favreau Talks Iron Man

Favreau continues to keep his Iron Man blog active by posting a new update on the film from Comic Con. If you have been living under a rock the update is pretty informative. If you have already heard about the new villain, however, it is still nice to hear Favreau's own thoughts on the project and what he thinks of early competition.

I just got back from San Diego. The Marvel panel was great. The crowd seemed to really dig that we hired Adi Granov to help with the suit design. He joined the panel and got an enthusiastic response. He is listed in my top 8 if you want to send him a post. We signed the teaser poster he drew at the Marvel booth until the line was gone. It lasted well over an hour.

For those of you who haven't heard, Mandarin will be the villain. But don't expect a magical Fu Manchu stereotype. We are taking many liberties to update the villain. He will still size up as Stark's nemesis, but we're throwing in a few surprises for the fans of the books.

I also heard the James Bond has since planned to release its next installment on our same date: May 2, 2008. The only weekend of 2008 taken, I might add. I'm sort of surprised by the move by Sony as I'm sure we share some of the same audience. It feels like two cars fighting over the same spot in an empty parking lot. I guess they expect us to move. I really don't get it.

I had dinner with Joe Quesada and Joss Whedon. What great company. We spoke about Iron Man, Civil War, and Wonder Woman.

All three of those guys at one table? Talk about an interesting conversation...

Check out Favreau's update on Iron Man over at MySpace.

Stay tuned for updates.

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