The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Jon Favreau, (“Elf” and “Zathura”) will be directing long-awaited Iron Man Movie. Having starred in the 2003 film Daredevil starring Ben Affleck he is no stranger to the Superhero Genre.
“In the comic, Iron Man’s real identity is that of billionaire industrialist Tony Stark, who develops an armored suit that lets him fly and shoot “repulsor rays.” The comic debuted in the 1960s, and Iron Man’s origin involved Stark being a prisoner of the Viet Cong. The comic evolved into Stark fighting spies, both political and industrial, while also battling alcoholism.”
Iron Man will be Favreau’s next movie and he hopes to get behind the camera early next year. With his success so far as a director and also a comedic actor, I am looking forward to seeing how he portrays the comic book hero on the big screen.