Scarlett Johansson Remembers Initially Losing Black Widow Role To Emily Blunt

Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe exploded into the juggernaut it is today, fans have been wondering how things could have gone had other actors been cast in the roles of the world’s biggest superheroes. There were plenty of “almosts” when it comes to MCU castings, including Scarlett Johansson being passed on for the role of […]

James Earl Jones Is Doing Well, Says ‘Lion King’ Director Jon Favreau

Fans had voiced their concern when James Earl Jones was absent from much of the new Lion King’s promotion. However, director Jon Favreau recently told USA Today that there was no reason to worry as the Tony-winning actor is doing just fine. “He’s based on the East Coast. This is something that takes a lot […]

‘Star Wars’ TV Show ‘The Mandalorian’ Sees Taika Waititi As A Droid

Taika Waititi, the director of Thor: Ragnarok, is one of the confirmed directors for the latest Star Wars live action TV show, The Mandalorian. As The Inquisitr previously reported, the first ever Star Wars show sees a revolving door of talented directors for its episodes, such as Jon Favreau, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, Rick […]

‘Star Wars’ TV Series ‘The Mandalorian’ Has Wrapped Season 1, Set To Premiere On Disney+ App This Year

The first-ever live action TV Series from the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian is all set to be the flagship show that launches the company’s own streaming service. As confirmed by The Wrap, filming for Season 1 of the new series has completed. The show is part of Disney and Lucasfilm’s expansive plans to supplement […]

Trailer Released For Disney’s Live-Action Remake Of ‘The Lion King’ And It Will Give You Chills

Disney loves to drop news, info, and more when they have one of the biggest audiences imaginable and NFL games on Thanksgiving Day is that time. A couple of weeks ago, it was the trailer for the live-action version of Aladdin, and tonight, it was the teaser trailer for another live-action remake. This one may […]

Jon Favreau Reveals Timeline For New Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ TV Series, 7 Years After Battle Of Yavin

There is a litany of future Star Wars projects in the works, and a live-action TV series spearheaded by Jon Favreau is one of them. As seen in the video below, Nerdist Senior Editor Dan Casey spoke with Jon Favreau on the red carpet, at the Hollywood premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and […]

Handcuffed Jared Kushner Halloween Costume Has Twitter In Splits — Can You Guess Who Started The Trend?

Twitter is having a lot of laughs this Halloween. The micro-blogging site was in splits when the speechwriter of former President Barack Obama, Jon Favreau, posted a picture of himself dressed as a handcuffed Jared Kushner on social media. By his side in the picture stood his wife, handcuffed too, apparently taking a dig at […]

‘The Lion King’: Seth Rogen And Billy Eichner Added To The Cast

The voices for two of the most beloved characters in The Lion King are close to being cast. If all goes well, Seth Rogen will do the voice of Timon and Billy Eichner will be Pumbaa. According to Harper’s Bazaar, the two actors are in “final negotiations” to join the cast. Timon and Pumbaa are […]

Disney Is Making A New ‘Lion King’: Jon Favreau To Direct Live-Action Remake

Disney is remaking The Lion King! Jon Favreau is set to direct the live-action remake of the beloved 1994 Disney classic, Time is reporting. The Walt Disney company officially announced the live-action remake of The Lion King in a press release issued Wednesday morning. “We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director […]

Marvel Movies: ‘Iron Man 4’ In Talks? Robert Downey Jr. Teases Happy Hogan MCU Cast Member Jon Favreau — Kevin Feige, Tom Holland, Russo Brothers, And Chef Roy Choi Gather Together [Rumors]

The Iron Man 4 movie news, rumors, and speculation pool is swirling madly. The MCU crew joined celebrity chef Roy Choi in a group photo. Robert Downey Jr. had the picture taken and then had it posted on Twitter. Fans may speculate that this could mean something big for the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it […]

Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Is Killin’ It At The Box Office

Who knew that a tale about a boy raised by wolves (what a cliché) embarking on a grand adventure through a jungle would be such a hit. Well, according to the 94 percent score it has on Rotten Tomatoes — and the A it scored with moviegoers on Cinemascope — it is. ‘Jungle Book’ roars […]

Iron Man To Be Re-Cast? Here’s What Jon Favreau Says

Since 2008, Marvel Studios has released 12 films that grossed a combined total of $9.09 billion. While there’s no denying that the future still looks rosy for the studio, there was one casting decision that set the studio on their way to success. This came when Jon Favreau insisted that Robert Downey Jr. would be […]

‘The Jungle Book’ World Premiere, Jon Favreau Took Selfies

The Jungle Book cast and crew were given the red carpet treatment during the film’s world premiere last night, April 4. Held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, many of The Jungle Book‘s cast and Disney representatives were on hand for photo ops including director Jon Favreau who took time to take a selfie […]

New ‘Jungle Book’ Trailer Released By Disney, Voiced By Scarlett Johansson

In an era when movies are regularly remade and franchises are frequently rebooted, it should come as no surprise that Disney will be releasing a live-action remake of the beloved children’s tale The Jungle Book. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the Jon Favreau-directed version of The Jungle Book will star relative unknown Neel Sethi in […]

Disney’s Live Action ‘Jungle Book’ Drops Trailer [Video]

This is certainly not the Jungle Book that you grew up with. Gone is the Disney campy feel of other adaptations. Director Jon Favreau’s take, if going from the trailer that was released today, has a more adult feel. What looks to be an epic journey of huge proportions, the trailer heavily features Mowgli running […]

Disney’s Live Action ‘Jungle Book’ Reveals First Footage Ahead Of Trailer

Disney has released the first few seconds of footage from its highly anticipated live action adaptation of The Jungle Book, revealing the stunning setting for the film, as well as a brief shadow that gives fans their first look at Mowgli. The very first time footage from The Jungle Book was shown in public took […]

Bill Murray as Baloo? The Live-Action ‘Jungle Book’ Will Be a Hit – Here’s Why!

Bill Murray has agreed to voice the iconic character of Baloo in Disney’s highly-anticipated live adaptation of The Jungle Book. Disney officially announced the new addition to its growing ensemble cast earlier this week. Over the years, Bill Murray has been able to build a very impressive resume of memorable roles in such films as […]

Tribeca Interview: Jon Favreau Talks Going Back To His Roots With ‘Chef’

Jon Favreau has had a lengthy career both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. As an actor-director-writer Favreau got his start making moves in independent film. He’s had notable success early on with his feature directorial debut Made and before that wrote the cult hit Swingers, which he also starred in with […]

Tribeca Interview: John Leguizamo Talks ‘Chef’ And His Career [Exclusive]

John Leguizamo’s career has gone through multiple stages of artistic transition that it could be hard to keep up with such a dynamic force. As a performer, he has transcended every stereotype in the Latin community by digesting it and spitting it back out for the masses. In turn he’s knocked down every door that […]

Lupita Nyong’o To Star Opposite Scarlett Johansson In Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book’

Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming adaptation of The Jungle Book. Although author Rudyard Kipling’s classic story has hit the big screen numerous times over the past several decades, apparently Iron Man director Jon Favreau believes the tale needs another dance through the Hollywood machine. According to MTV News, award-winning […]

Scarlett Johansson’s Baby Will Have A ‘Wonderful’ Mom, Says Jon Favreau

With Scarlett Johansson pregnant, friends and the media are already goo-gahing over the prospect of her baby. She became engaged to Romain Dauriac back in September of 2013 so apparently the couple felt it was time to move their relationship up another notch. According to inside sources, Johansson has known about her pregnancy for quite […]

Jon Favreau In Talks To Direct Live Action ‘The Jungle Book’

Jon Favreau is reportedly in talks to lead a live action version of the children’s classic The Jungle Book, produced by Disney. The Iron Man 3 director has been approached to lead the adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s book that Disney wants to turn into a new family franchise, according to a report in Variety. The […]

First Trailer For Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Drops, Hard

Leonardo DiCaprio gets wild, debauched and very very inappropriate in the first trailer for director Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated The Wolf of Wall Street — and the good news is he’s not alone. The actor, who is well known for playing entitled playboys, definitely steps up the outrageous factor in his fifth re-team with Scorsese […]

‘Iron Man 3’ Director Shane Black Tapped For ‘Doc Savage’ Movie

Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has signed on for a Doc Savage movie, representatives from Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Tuesday. The feature will be directed and co-written by Black, who handled the same chores on the megalithic third film of the Iron Man franchise, which in one week has grossed more than $700 […]

‘Iron Man’: Jon Favreau Talks About Struggling With Film [Video]

Iron Man director Jon Favreau opened up at the Iron Man 3 premiere last night on how he struggled to get the film of the ground. Iron Man was a breakthrough in film. It was one of the first times a superhero movie was done right in the eyes of the most skeptical fans, mostly […]

Jon Favreau, J.J. Abrams Excited About Star Wars Episode 7

When Disney purchased LucasFilm, and in turn the rights to Star Wars, they inadvertently turned the the rumor mill on full blast. Would Luke Skywalker star in the new movie? Who would write the script? Would Harrison Ford return to the series? Some of those questions have been answered (Who knows. Michael Arndt. Maybe.) but […]

Jon Favreau Interviews Olivia Wilde for ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Last week, Director Jon Favreau continued his unconventional promotional campaign for Cowboys & Aliens by sitting down with actress Olivia Wilde for a heart-to-heart. In the pow-wow, Favreau, who has been doing candid interviews of people involved with his upcoming film – due out on July 29th – for the past couple of weeks, talks […]