Favreau Up For Helming “Avengers”?

Out doing “Iron Man” promotion last year, director Jon Favreau revealed that he would love to helm “The Avengers” movie which would team-up the various Marvel superheroes.

Of course his commitment to an already rushed “Iron Man” sequel in 2010 meant that he literally didn’t have time to do the project which at the time was scheduled for a 2011 release.

Now with the ‘Avengers’ film pushed back a year from mid-2011 to May 4th, 2012, that opportunity may be available after all. A scooper sent the following report into AICN about the possibility:

“The Avengers is delayed a year because of financing issues but also because the plan is for Favreau to helm it. Everybody here loves the guy and he wants to do it, but it would have been impossible for him to do before the date change given his Iron Man 2 commitments.

Also partly the reason why he agreed to do the Stark sequel on such an accelerated schedule was so he could get given first dibs on this. It would still be a punishing schedule for him, so he’s not firmly confirmed yet, but he is certainly the presumptive director at this point.”

More as it develops.