We told you earlier that there seemed to be some conflict between Marvel Studios and Iron Man director Jon Favreau over whether or not the director would be returning to helm Iron Man 2. Well, according to Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood Daily, those rumors are just that - rumors, and an offer has been put on the table to Favreau by Marvel.

According to her sources, the offer is definitely for a higher fee than that which Favreau took for Iron Man. The source said "They're not paying him the same wage. They're definitely paying him a higher fee to direct this one. What, do people think Marvel is stupid? Of course, the movie was successful, so they're offering him more."

That said, the negotiations have just begun, and it's impossible to know how much of this is simply business as usual, with the delay being due to Marvel's current focus on The Incredible Hulk, or how much is Marvel making an offer in response to uproar on the Internet over a perceived slight against Favreau.

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