Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau Says No to Directing Any ‘Star Wars’ Movies

Jon Favreau Says No to Directing Any ‘Star Wars’ Movies

It's easy to see why Jon Favreau may have been considered. He kick-started the Marvel Cinematic Universe by directing the first Iron Man movie in 2008, and the sequel Iron Man 2 in 2010. He also has a great relationship with Disney, and is currently putting the finishing touches on the live action adaptation of their The Jungle Book movie for next spring. Though, he doesn't currently have anything lined up next. Matthew Vaughn, on the other hand, is extremely busy. He's currently writing Kingsman 2, the sequel to this year's extremely successful Kingsman: The Secret Service. He's also mulling over whether or not he will once again direct. He is also planning Hit-Girl as a prequel movie and Kick-Ass 3 at the same time. Though, he doesn't have his next directing gig completely locked down. Will he eventually direct Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie? We'll have to wait and see.

Not directing any SW eps. Just a fan. RT @MrBazingaa: Hopefully something related to Star Wars is next. *cough second anthology film cough*— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) June 20, 2015

@chasadavis Not involved with any SW films. Can't wait to see them, though.— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) June 20, 2015

Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie comes to theaters May 25th, 2018.

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‘Star Wars’ Anthology Movie Wants ‘Iron Man’ or ‘Kingsman’ Director?

‘Star Wars’ Anthology Movie Wants ‘Iron Man’ or ‘Kingsman’ Director?

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens in post-production and filming starting later this year on the first Star Wars spinoff Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, Disney and LucasFilm are currently prepping their second anthology movie. The project is currently without a director, after Josh Trank (Fantastic Four) stepped away last month, but we haven't heard anything about his potential replacement yet. Today we have a new, unconfirmed report that both Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn are circling the Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie.

We have reported in the past that this spinoff will give fans an origin story to the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett, which was never confirmed, but this new unconfirmed report also reveals that both Boba Fett and Han Solo will be the main focus of this story. If this new rumor is accurate, the plot will show fans the longtime conflict that was only hinted at during the original Star Wars trilogy. The rumor also reveals that the story will include characters such as Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian and Bossk. The story is said to take place between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

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Jon Favreau Shares Photos from Disney's ‘Jungle Book’

Jon Favreau Shares Photos from Disney's ‘Jungle Book’

Back in Septmeber, The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau posted a number of selfies with cast members Bill Murray and Christopher Walken on his official Facebook page. Over the past few days, the filmmaker has released even more behind-the-scenes images, featuring Scarlett Johansson voicing her role as Kaa in the recording booth, as well as Kermit Ruffins, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and the filmmaker himself. We also get a behind-the-scenes shot of newcomer Neel Sethi on the set, portraying Mowgli.

These images come just a few days after Disney unveiled new concept art and the logo for this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved novel, which centers on Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the woods by wolves and goes on a journey of discovery when he's forced to abandon his own home. Neel Sethi will be the only actor seen in live-action, with the rest of the characters portrayed through CGI. What isn't known yet is if this adaptation will retain the musical elements of Disney's original animated classic, The Jungle Book.

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‘Chef’ Trailer Starring Jon Favreau and Scarlett Johansson

‘Chef’ Trailer Starring Jon Favreau and Scarlett Johansson

Following the first clip and photos from last month, Open Road Films has released the first trailer for Chef. Jon Favreau wrote, directs and stars in this indie comedy, which reunites him with Iron Man 2 stars Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr., along with a talented ensemble including Sofía Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Bobby Cannavale and John Leguizamo. The multi-hyphentate plays Carl Casper, who quits his job at an elite L.A. restaurant to start his own food truck. Take a look at the latest footage, along with the first poster, before this comedy debuts in theaters May 9.

When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen-and zest for life and love.

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Jon Favreau in Talks to Direct Disney's Live-Action ‘The Jungle Book’

Jon Favreau in Talks to Direct Disney's Live-Action ‘The Jungle Book’

Director Jon Favreau is in negotiations with Disney to make a live-action reboot of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. We first reported on the project in July, when Disney moved forward with a screenplay by Justin Marks (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo).

The original Rudyard Kipling novel was published in 1894, which followed a young orphaned boy who is raised in the jungle by a bear, a black panther, and a pack of wolves. The novel is now in the public domain. The book was the basis for Disney's 1967 animated classic The Jungle Book, along with director Stephen Sommers' live-action The Jungle Book from 1994.

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Jon Favreau's ‘Chef’ Gets May 2014 Release Date

Jon Favreau's ‘Chef’ Gets May 2014 Release Date

The director is also starring in comedy about a chef, who attempts to realize his culinary vision through a food truck.
Scarlett Johansson Reunites with Robert Downey Jr. for Jon Favreau's ‘Chef’

Scarlett Johansson Reunites with Robert Downey Jr. for Jon Favreau's ‘Chef’

In related news, a cease-and-desist order has been filed against the indie comedy to find another title.
Robert Downey Jr. Reunites with ‘Iron Man’ Director Jon Favreau for ‘Chef’

Robert Downey Jr. Reunites with ‘Iron Man’ Director Jon Favreau for ‘Chef’

Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale co-star in this comedy about a renowned chef who starts up a food truck after losing his job.