Jon Favreau

Live-action The Lion King in the works with Iron Man’s Jon Favreau directing

The House of Mouse and Iron Man’s Jon Favreau are partnering up again to bring Simba to life in a live-action version of Disney’s beloved 1994 animated movie The Lion King.

Riding strong buzz, Disney looking to bring Favreau back for Jungle Book sequel
Apr 12, 2016

Director Jon Favreau’s upcoming live action/CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book doesn’t actually open until this week, but Disney is already keen to get a sequel into development. 

Jon Favreau on honoring animated nostalgia with live action Jungle Book
Sep 16, 2015

The first trailer for Jon Favreau’s (Iron Man) ambitious retelling of Disney’s The Jungle Book has landed — and the director has opened up on the immense challenge of turning an animated classic into a live-action tale.

Why was Cowboys & Aliens such a flop? Favreau blames bacon sundaes
Jun 26, 2015

It's no secret Cowboys & Aliens underperformed at the box office. No one knows that better than director Jon Favreau. He recently appeared on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast and revealed why he thinks the movie suffered.

Jon Favreau gets Harrison Ford to open up in 7 revealing clips
Jun 26, 2015

If there's one thing we've learned from years of watching Harrison Ford be interviewed, it's this: Harrison Ford HATES being interviewed. He usually glowers at his questioner, grumbles at the questions, and looks like he'd rather be anywhere but there.

Why Marvel picked Joss Whedon over Jon Favreau for Avengers
Jun 25, 2015

Jon Favreau killed with the first Iron Man movie. So why isn't he directing The Avengers? And why was Iron Man 2 so ... well ... disappointing? Turns out both of those questions have the same answer: Blame Marvel!

Wait, Jon Favreau's Happy Hogan was originally supposed to die in Iron Man 3?
Oct 16, 2014

The latest standalone Iron Man film was a major change of pace from the previous two installments, but it turns out it was also originally supposed to kill off a main character along the way.

MTV hopes Terry Brooks' Shannara will be its Game of Thrones
Dec 6, 2013

Terry Brooks' Shannara series is the best-selling unadapted fantasy book series ever, but it looks like that's all about to change.

11 things you probably didn’t know about the 1st Iron Man movie
May 1, 2013

The first Iron Man film was a $140 million gamble, and in honor of part three, here are 11 things you might not know about what started it all.

Now Abrams and Favreau chime in: Would they direct Star Wars VII?
Jan 14, 2013

It's a game of musical chairs out there right now, with everyone wondering who might tackle the next installment in the Star Wars saga. Well now, two more big names have chimed in on whether or not they'd be interested in the job.

Here's how Jon Favreau's John Carter would have been a lot different
Dec 17, 2012

Back when John Carter was still called John Carter of Mars, Iron Man director Jon Favreau was originally attached to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic story to life. But, it wasn't meant to be—so Andrew Stanton stepped in to make a solid (but commercially awful) film. So what would Favreau have done differently?

Lost and Supernatural creators draft Favreau for their Revolution
Dec 16, 2012

J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke's it's-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it sci-fi series Revolution is picking up steam: They've just nabbed Cowboys and Aliens' Jon Favreau to direct the pilot, the first drama pilot he's ever shot.

Will Jon Favreau + Roberto Orci + Seth Green = a new X-Files?
Dec 15, 2012

The director of Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens, the co-creator of Fringe and the co-creator of Robot Chicken assembled together for one project. It sounds like an unlikely superhero team-up, but news broke today that the trio is working on a new sci-fi pilot for ABC, set in the White House. Is this the next big government conspiracy show?

Read 17 touching Steve Jobs tributes from Lucas, Lindelof and more
Dec 15, 2012

Immediately after news broke last night that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died at the age of 56, tributes to the innovator began pouring in from around the world, many of them sent on the very devices he helped create.