It hasn’t been officially announced yet, but Jon Favreau has confirmed to the LA Times’ Hero Complex that development on the script for Iron Man 2 is already underway.
“We’re working on it now,” he said, “which hasn’t been officially announced. It will be released in 2010.”
Previously, Favreau had expressed concerns about the short amount of lead time to prep and shoot the sequel to this summer’s superhero hit in time to make Marvel Studios’ desired April 30, 2010 premier date. Presumably, Favreau is working with Justin Theroux, who was hired last month to write the screenplay.