The first ever Star Wars live action TV series will be overseen by Jungle Book director Jon Favreau. This is why the franchise is in safe hands.
Disney likely hoped for a better reception on announcing that its new Star Wars TV series will be helmed by Jon Favreau.
Along with 'The Lion King,' Disney offered a glimpse of Tim Burton's 'Dumbo,' announced release date for the live-action 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms'
Former Batman Michael Keaton may have taken up the villain’s role in the latest Spider-Man movie, but the film’s lead actor himself also has a few bad guy roles in mind. “I would like to play Carnage because he’s a crazy, scary, horrible person,” said the 21-year-old Holland.
Disney’s Lion King live-action reboot is getting in formation. Sources tell Variety that Beyoncé is director Jon Favreau’s top choice to voice Nala in the upcoming remake. Insiders stress that the Grammy winner has not made a decision regarding the film yet, as the star is pregnant with twins.
Disney is set to complete the circle of life once again as a live action remake of ‘The Lion King’ has been announced by the Hollywood studio. Fresh from his success of adapting ‘The Jungle Book’ earlier this year, Jon Favreau is the man tasked with bringing the hit 1994 animation right up to date, using state of the art VFX technology to tell Simba’s tale. Like ‘The Jungle Book’, this new take on Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s African-set adventure will be a live-action/VFX hybrid, but it’s not yet clear whether the film will retain any of the original’s musical numbers written by Elton John and Tim Rice.
Jon Favreau is an unapologetic Disney devotee. He knows the old movies backwards and forwards. His Apple Watch face is, unsurprisingly, Mickey Mouse. His fandom helped earn him the gig of directing The Jungle Book and the eye-popping photo-real film is suffused with treats for both aficionados of Uncle Walt’s classic oeuvre and film buffs in general. From visual cues and callbacks to the original 1967 classic cartoon to obscure references, Favreau’s film will reward the observant.