Favreau mentioned that he's been asked to be the executive producer for The Avengers but he isn't clear whether or not he wants to direct Iron Man 3. For one thing, it's not going to happen for a few years. He points out that when it's time for the third Iron Man movie, the events from The Incredible Hulk, Thor, The First Avenger: Captain America and The Avengers will have taken place.
I think Favreau did a great job on the first movie. Reviews have started surfacing for the second but they don't sound too great. Then again, perhaps it's because it's a comic book movie or because there's been so much hype. I will save my judgment until I actually see the movie.
I haven't had to inherit anybody else's backstory yet--it's just simply what we chose to use or not use from the comic books--so I'm feeling like I'm passing the baton and after all those movies are done, it's time to sit down and discuss if there's something I can bring to it, if it's something we want to do together, but that's way down the road.
As much as I love Favreau, I think it could be interesting to have someone else direct the third Iron Man movie. I know sometimes viewers get comfortable and become resistant to change but sometimes change is a good thing. After all the movies that are supposed to take place in between the second and third movie, maybe it would be good to get a different take on the character. In the past when I've heard it was possible someone else might have directed a certain movie, I have wondered what it would have been like. Jon did do a great job with the first movie but someone else could do just as good (or maybe even better) with the third.
What do you think? Is it too early to think about? Do you need to see the second before making a decision?