Apparently director and sometime actor John Favreau is anxious to take on more Marvel Comics properties.
Before his Iron Man film has even be released Favreau has expressed an interest in tackling a feature film version of the Marvel Comics super group, The Avengers.
There have been some rumors that there is a plan to link The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man films coming out this summer with an appearance by Sam Jackson as Nick Fury. The rumor goes on that Fury is on a mission to assemble a team called the Avengers.
For those not in the know, The Avengers is the answer to the Distinguished Competition’s Justice League of America. Originally featuring Iron Man, the Hulk, Giant Man (who is sometimes Ant Man), The Wasp and the Mighty Thor, the team really took off when Captain America was discovered frozen in a block of ice from a battle in the 1940′s.
The big wait is for the individual films featuring these super heroes to be released because Marvel has stated they will do an Avengers film under two conditions; that each character gets established in his own film and that the actor portraying each character is in the Avengers film.
If those demands aren’t met, no Avengers movie.
This is quite different from the upcoming JLA film which will feature new actors as Superman and Batman as well as new feature film appearances by Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Flash. It may seem like a long road to go down, but I think Marvel has the right idea.