Paramount and Marvel Studios Already Rebooting ‘Iron Man’

McG is on the shortlist of directors that are being wooed for this project.
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Paramount and Marvel Studios Already Rebooting ‘Iron Man’

Iron Man needs to be bigger...IronWatch24/7 is reporting that even though the first Iron Man pulled in almost $600 million worldwide, and with Iron Man 2 set to bow May 7th (to probably higher box office receipts than the original), Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios are rebooting the franchise.

It seems the two studios want to go in a different direction with the property. It also appears that McG (Terminator Salvation) is being courted quite heavily to direct this project, and he wants WWE wrestling star/actor John Cena (The Marine) to play the title role.

"Iron Man is a bigger than life character. Robert Downey, Jr. is great if you want some artsy, fartsy, indie cred but this movie is going to be much bigger than that." McG said during a recent interview in his pre-production office for his upcoming Bradley Cooper/Reese Witherspoon vehicle This Means War.

While talk of doing the movie in 3D is surely going to be brought up, McG was noncommittal with reporters.

"To be honest I can't even think about that right now." He laughed. "However, wouldn't it be stupid cool if it was?"

When asked about John Cena taking on this role McG was quick to point out that he knows it's a risk but it's one he thinks will pay off. Big time.

"Look, I know that a lot of the web universe, the bloggers, and the people that hold Stan Lee's tomb to be sacred might be put off by this. John Cena is not a box office guarantee but look at the guy... he IS Iron Man."

The director then proceeded to give reporters the heavy metal sign, and then he "air guitared" Black Sabbath's "Iron Man," humming the well known riffs for about 5 minutes.

Questions then came up about Terminator Salvation. McG was quite candid in essentially admitting that he dropped the ball on the franchise.

"T-Salvation showed me who I am. I may not be James Cameron yet, but I think that Avatar proves that none of us are James Cameron! I'm pretty stoked on just being McG." He offered philosophically.

Just as reporters tried to digest how radically different McG's Iron Man is going to be from concurrent director Jon Favreau's version, McG had this to say about his vision for the film and the franchise.

"Iron Man needs to be bigger... I want this thing to feel like a wrestling match in space on steroids... but totally in the McG world, you know?"

And what did Stan Lee, the man who created Iron Man in the 1960s, have to say?

"I'm curious to see what they do with this... especially using all this new technology stuff."

Iron Man was released May 2nd, 2008.

Sources: IronWatch24/7

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  • narrator • 5 years ago

    Lol. Once again you miss the entire point of the article. Try reading the comments and the article before posting an uneducated comment. And btw, this isn't two years old.

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    • monkeyiron • 5 years ago

      F*ck u the fallen u fake ass deadpool i didn't know this was made 2 years ago

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      • narrator • 5 years ago

        Lol speaking of idiots...

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        • tito-loves-juju • 5 years ago

          I Cant Beleive This April Fool's Joke Got Me In June 19..lololololololol.. I Was Already Getting Pissed, Then I Read The Comments And Checked The Date This Was Posted, Oh Man.. You Bastards..lol.. That Was A Good One..lol..

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          • monkeyiron • 5 years ago

            WOW THEY R REAL IDIOTS IF THEY REBOOT AN IRON MAN,I MEAN BOTH MOVIES WAS A SUCESS THANKS 2 DOWNEY NOW THIS *SSHOLE MITE REPLACE HIM.MAN HOLLYWOOD HAS SOME REAL F*CKING IDIOTS

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            • david-r-garcia-jr • 5 years ago

              Was this a April Fools Joke? lol

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              • indianajones • 5 years ago

                Last year's Zack Snyder rebooting Star Wars actually made me a bit interested. Terrible year, Movieweb.

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                • cripple • 5 years ago

                  I was worried there for a minute. Good thing it's april fools day.

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                  • thereisnoname • 5 years ago

                    you got me good you f*ckers, soon a mcg and cena showed up i remembered what day it was

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                    • soylentgreen2 • 5 years ago

                      yes!

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                      • narrator • 5 years ago

                        haha. F*cking douches.

                        MW guys need to lay off of the McG hate, and get off of Camerons dick. Lol.

                        Loved the Stan Lee joke quote at the end thou.

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                        • zeus • 5 years ago

                          Another load of bollocks ive heard today,movieweb,you guys have to stop this nonsense

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                          • hit-girl • 5 years ago

                            Not f*cking funny. At all.

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                            • unolazyboy • 5 years ago

                              Is anything you guys post on April Fools day legit? I think not!

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                              • fanboy • 5 years ago

                                got me last year, but not this year

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                                • grider238 • 5 years ago

                                  McG Really? that isnt funny as a joke, not at all. has he directed anything good ever??? i mean Charlies Angel full throttle was good, only becasue he had some nice eye candy in that film, i mean that was one of those movies you watch with the mute button on. i hope this cat isnt serious about doing this movie... if it aint broke dont fix it. this is really not funny.

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                                  • slysnide • 5 years ago

                                    Don't you love how this site has downplayed McG's "talents" in 2 joke stories. lolz. It seems the officials share the views of many mwebbers on this guy.

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                                    • mmm-mmm • 5 years ago

                                      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPRIL FOOOOOOOOOOOLS

                                      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

                                      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAAAA

                                      YOU GUYS GOT ME WITH THE STAR WARS REBOOT LAST YEAR.

                                      BUT! NO!

                                      I am ever vigilant.

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                                      • yahzee • 5 years ago

                                        OMG I almost forgot it was April's fool... but this story reminded me of that, because let's be honest no one would be that retarded as to reboot Iron Man in the heels of a new big money maker entry

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                                        • scarecrow924 • 5 years ago

                                          this story assaults you in everyway possible

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