“Iron Man” director Jon Favreau favoured for “The Avengers”

Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau may be in line to direct another Marvel classic : The Avengers.

The movie  was recently pushed back to 2012,  prompting reports that this is to give Favreau the time he needs to come on board.

An Aint-It-Cool-News “scooper” reported that Favreau’s schedule could not accommodate Avengers with its originally planned 2011 release because the director had to get the studio-demanded Iron Man 2 out by next year.

Avengers is expected to unite Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with other heroes who may be introduced just for that movie.