Jon Favreau hates to disappoint, but he won't be taking the helm on The Avengers movie. The Iron Man 2 director explains why he's not the best man for the job, and explains a bit more about Marvel's interlocking films.
After Marvel pushed back The Avengers' release date by a year, we crossed our fingers, hoping the plan was to fit The Avengers into Favreau's directing schedule. But no such luck. He'll still be onboard as an executive producer, but Favreau says he's simply not available to direct — and it's probably for the best: