Jon Favreau Will Not Be Directing The Avengers

Despite internet rumours, according to Sci-Fi Wire Iron Man director Jon Favreau has told MTV that he will not be directing the Avengers movie (although their link goes to another story, so we'll have to take their word for that). Apparently he said, “They'll have to [find a different director], because I'm not going to be available. It's something I'm being the executive producer on, so I'll definitely have input and a say. It's going to be hard, because I was so involved in creating the world of Iron Man and is very much a tech-based hero, and then with Avengers you're going to be introducing some supernatural aspects because of Thor. How you mix the two of those works very well in the comic books, but it's going to take a lot of thoughtfulness to make that all work and not blow the reality that we've created."