While some will continue to claim that “superhero fatigue” is getting ready to set in and that the “genre” will begin to fade away soon, not everyone agrees with that statement. One of those being Jon Favreau, who kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2008’s Iron Man.
During The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Power Lawyers event in Beverly Hills, Iron Man director Jon Favreau was asked about the previously mentioned film and stated that if the film had not been a success, Marvel would have had to sell the cinematic rights to that character.
There was a lot of pressure because if that first film had failed, the IP was collateral. If we didn’t make money, they could have lost the rights to all their characters.
Jon Favreau was then asked about the future of superhero films and went on to state that “if you stamp” Guardians Of The Galaxy “as a ‘superhero’ movie, then I think superhero movies are going to be around for a long time.” No argument here. It really does come down to keeping the films fresh and consistently introducing new characters and concepts.
While he has stepped away from suphero films himself, t was recently reported that Jon Favreau would act as an executive producer on the upcoming two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Here’s hoping we get him back in that directors chair soon as well. Sound off with your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below.