Iron Man director Jon Favreau has been very busy these past few years but now he seems to want Robert Downey Jr. to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a director.
During an extensive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jon Favreau talked about his various projects over the past few years. He was then asked about Robert Downey Jr. and what he will be doing in his post-Marvel life. Jon Favreau admitted that he did not know what Robert Downey Jr. was thinking but joked that if he didn’t direct they couldn’t be friends anymore.
The Iron Man director continued by praising Robert Downey Jr. Jon Favreau stated that Robert Downey Jr. understands visual art and music and thinks the actor would also make a great director:
“I don’t know what he’s thinking, but he better direct. Otherwise, I’m not going to be his friend anymore. He’s the star of the biggest movie of all time. He did it. So now, you better do stuff you love. Because if you can’t do what you love, how are you going to inspire everybody else out there who’s climbing that ladder? He has a lot of passion. He’s an artist: He understands visual art, he understands music. I think he would be a hell of a director. I hope I get to have a part if he ever decides to direct because I want to show him what it felt like when I was directing him. I want to give him the other side of that equation.”
Robert Downey Jr. made his final appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. During the film’s finale, Iron Man ultimately sacrifices himself by taking all of the Infinity Stones and snapping Josh Brolin’s Thanos and his army into dust. Iron Man sadly died soon after. But, if Jon Favreau has his way, Robert Downey Jr. won’t entirely wash his hands clean of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
What do you all think of Iron Man director Jon Favreau’s comments? Would you like to see Robert Downey Jr. direct a Marvel film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Robert Downey Jr.’s last appearance as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the plot synopsis for the film:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.