Early this week, we reported some ugly Iron Man 2 gossip, brought to us via IESB -- rumors that Marvel might not sign Jon Favreau to helm IM2 because they don't think he deserves whatever amount of money he's supposedly asking for the sequel.

As expected, IESB received a great deal of attention over this bombshell. Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles confirmed the story, while Devin Faraci of CHUD expressed skepticism that financial negotiations could be that far when Favreau himself had confirmed that he had only heard from Marvel once. But we all agreed that something was rotten at the studio of Marvel. It seems a bit presumptive to name a release date, but avoid talking to or signing your director, yes?

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