Howard Congratulates Jon Favreau for the Success of ‘Iron Man’

Actor turned director reveals he's in negotiations for a superhero sequel

May 14, 2008
Photo: Marvel

Howard got Jon Favreau on the line to congratulate him on the success of “Iron Man,” especially the idea to cast Robert Downey Jr. as the titular hero.

Jon thanked Howard and said it was important to work with a great actor in a movie like “Iron Man,” as a superhero could seem unreal without a human face.

Howard rejoiced at the opportunity to geek out over superheroes, and Robin Quivers told Jon that “Iron Man” was the best superhero movie she’d ever seen.

Jon said he was glad they enjoyed the film – he’d dedicated two years of his life to it.

Howard told Jon he’d be smart to direct a sequel. Jon said he was in negotiations to do just that, adding that if he does strike a deal he’d like to cover the “drunken Iron Man” storyline.

Ralph Cirella called in to say he loved the movie’s believability, but thought Jeff Bridges’ character took to his own suit much too fast.

Jon admitted Jeff’s character covered a lot of ground quickly and promised to really hit the sequel out of the park.

Howard asked Jon if he thought Robert would be able to keep his demons under control after the movie’s success, but Jon explained there was no need for concern as Robert was “scary”-dedicated to his sobriety.