At the San Diego Comic-Con Marvel announced that Jon Favreau, the director of Marvel Studios' Iron Man movie, is writing a four-issue Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas mini-series, which is slated for release around the time that the Iron Man movie debuts on May 2nd, 2008.  Favreau will be working with Adi Granov, the artist who designed the Iron Man suit used in the movie.  The mini-series will be published under the Marvel Knights imprint and will not be part of the regular Iron Man continuity.


Favreau plans to create in Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas a vintage Iron Man story -- a real bust-em-up brawl with Fin Fang Foom that will leave much of Sin City in ruins, the kind of saga that would have a budget of several hundred million dollars if it were to be made as an actual movie.