This past weekend, Jon Favreau dominated the box-office with his latest hit The Jungle Book. Though reportedly returning for the film’s sequel, Favreau will also be returning to Marvel Cinematic Universe. The acclaimed filmmaker revealed in a recent interview that he will be working with the Russos on the upcoming Avengers films as an executive producer.
“I’m going to be executive producing the Avengers films with the Russo brothers, which I’m very excited about, I talk to them about it all the time. I’ve worked both in front of and behind the camera with Marvel and I really love what they’re doing right now. It’s a really exciting time to be over there. I’ve seen a rough cut of Civil War and it’s fantastic. We’re constantly looking for things to do together. And now I’m freed up.”
The director then continued to look back on his experiences with the superhero genre and discuss why he left the Iron Man franchise.
“The question is, do I want to do something else in the superhero genre? I’ve spent a big chunk of my career working on that already. All new titles are coming out now. I’m actually surprised I don’t feel that way about The Jungle Book already, but with Iron Man, I’d done two back to back. My time was completely monopolised for those years and I wasn’t allowed to explore other things. Part of the fun of having a successful movie is you get a lot of say on what your next project is. Sometimes you want to leave yourself open to other opportunities instead of another four or five years maybe working on that franchise.”
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Source: Digital Spy