Favreau worries about 'Avengers' flop26/08/2009 - 18:23:51
Jon Favreau worries the planned 'The Avengers' movie will be a "failed experiment".
The 'Iron Man' director says the movie's release is "inevitable" but he is unsure whether the 2012 film - about the group of Marvel comic book superheroes - will be a success or letdown.
He said: "I think that's fun. I think it's inevitable, and 'The Avengers' might be the thing that helps rescue us from the inevitable sequel slump that you get into, because you're throwing everything on its ear.
"It might be a failed experiment or it might be something wonderful, but it allows you to add complexity in an organic way where you're culminating with something bigger, as opposed to trying to play out and not repeat the same story over and over again."
Meanwhile, the 39-year-old movie boss says set dynamics changed when Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke joined the team for 'Iron Man 2'.
In the latest installation 24-year-old Scarlett, plays spy Natasha Romanoff and her alter-ego, Russian spy Black Widow, while Mickey, 55, takes on the role of Iron Man's new nemesis Ivan Vanko, a.k.a. 'Whiplash'.
Jon said: "Scarlett brings a new element that not only works us towards 'The Avengers' but also changed the dynamic between Robert and Gwyneth.
"With Mickey Rourke, I didn't want to just have two guys in robot suits hitting each other again. I wanted to have a different type of villain."
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