Jon Favreau Is Out of ‘Iron Man 3’

July 28, 2011
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard noted that Jon wouldn’t directing “Iron Man 3”: “Jon pussied out of making ‘Iron Man 3’ because he was afraid–he was afraid of too much expectation.”

Jon said there was more to it than that, sarcastically invoking another abandoned trilogy: “I see how depressed Steven Spielberg is that he didn’t direct ‘Jurassic Park 3.'”

What’s more, Marvel was tight with compensation: “It’s Marvel. Nobody gets a piece of anything.”

Jon Hein came in to say he’d been at the “Cowboys & Aliens” premiere: “It’s going to be a big hit…I’ve never seen a movie like that.”

Jon had one reservation–Olivia Wilde’s sadly incomplete nudity: “You can only see her naked from behind. Which is the only complaint I had.” Jon (Favreau) laughed that he had to preserve the film’s PG-13 rating: “I did as much as I could.”