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Jon Favreau: I’m Not Directing THE AVENGERS!!

I am – Hercules!! Sad news! “Iron Man”/“Iron Man 2” director Jon Favreau now says he won’t as a director be following Tony Stark to “The Avengers,” which would team the armored one with Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Nick Fury and maybe Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow. It sounds like he may be spooked at the prospect of mixing in the tone of Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor” feature. Would it kill Favreau if someone else ends up directing “The Avengers”? "They'll have to, because I'm not going to be available," he tells MTV News. "It's something I'm being the executive producer on, so I'll definitely have input and a say. "It's going to be hard, because I was so involved in creating the world of Iron Man and is very much a tech-based hero, and then with 'Avengers' you're going to be introducing some supernatural aspects because of Thor. How you mix the two of those works very well in the comic books, but it's going to take a lot of thoughtfulness to make that all work and not blow the reality that we've created." Is it his collaboration with Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof on "Cowboys and Aliens" that's keeping him from "Avengers"? Find all of MTV’s story on the matter here.

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