Jon Favreau Reviews, Interviews & More

'Chef' Trailer: Jon Favreau Gets in on the Food Truck Thing

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When Jon Favreau decided to make a "back to his roots" indie movie, he didn't think that he should do so without his friends, and so Chef has a cast that includes his Iron Man 2 stars Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr., alongside Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman and Oliver Platt. Frankly the only person we're surprised...

The Wolf of Wall Street: Movie Review

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Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese reunites with Leonardo DiCaprio for a tale of debauchery in The Wolf of Wall Street. Based on the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, the film shines a light on '80s excess and '90s entitlement. DiCaprio gives a masterful performance that would make Gordon Gekko proud. The Wolf of Wall Street is a hilarious yet poignant look...

Iron Man 3: Movie Review

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Returning after the event of The Avengers, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark has a solo adventure in Iron Man 3, which proves to be the best of the franchise, and one of the best Marvel movies yet. If it works, it's partly because writer/director Shane Black understands the genre and good filmmaking, giving fun scenes and great stakes to this...

Disney's 'Star Wars: Episode VII': J.J. Abrams Doesn't Want To Direct, But...

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So what do we know about the upcoming film Star Wars: Episode VII?  Well, it’s set for a 2015 release date, Disney owns it, George Lucas will—at best—be a consultant, and Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) will write it.  And that’s about it.  At this point, we could define the film more with who won’t be involved rather than who will, as yet...

'Jersey Boys' Movie Could Be In Trouble

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Remember a couple of months back, how we heard that Jon Favreau was moving forward with a Jersey Boys musical? It sounded like quite a nice combination, and for them to do an open casting call on all of the main characters was an even bolder choice. This production was already standing out for many in a big way. It's just too bad that it may just...

Is 'Iron Man' Wearing Out His Welcome?

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Since exploding onto the screen in 2008, Marvel's Iron Man has imbedded himself into the pop culture. In addition to headlining two Hollywood blockbusters, the character made a scene stealing cameo appearance in 2008's The Incredible Hulk and will be featured prominently in The Avengers, which hits theaters Friday....

Cowboys and Aliens: Movie Review

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This weekend in theaters, Favreau is back with two grumpy, bad-asses, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford with his latest genre twist, Cowboys & Aliens. The film is big and bad, with plenty of explosions and known faces, but it never quite delivered on anything I was hoping for. The biggest problem with this film is that it's very much a Western, with alien bad-guys, that...

New Cowboys And Aliens Trailer

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One of the more interesting summer movies this year is Jon Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens, which opens July 29. It stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, and Oliva Wilde, and combines science fiction action (and invasion) with the old west. The latest trailer finally starts giving more details of the film's narrative, and more of a look at the alien invasion...

Cowboys and Aliens Super Bowl Commercial

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With TV spots from Captain America, Thor, and Super 8, did you really think that Cowboys & Aliens would sit this one out? Super Bowl Sunday is the premiere place to advertise summer blockbusters and Jon Favreau's latest got in on the action. The film is slated to hit theaters this May, and...

Jon Favreau Discusses Leaving Marvel's Iron Man 3

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Tuesday afternoon comic fans everywhere were hit with a serious blow. Jon Favreau announced that he won't return to direct Iron Man 3, but will take on The Magic Kingdom for Disney instead. This came as a shock because he's been behind the Iron Man machine from the very beginning and for the for him to leave this late in the game for...

Update: Jon Favreau Won't Direct Iron Man 3!

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Update: Favreau just confirmed his departure via his Twitter account. He wrote, "It's true, I'm directing Magic Kingdom, not Iron Man 3. I've had a great run with Marvel and wish them the best." The world must be coming to an end because according to a report from Vulture Jon Favreau will not return to direct Iron Man 3. This can't be a...

Jon Favreau Gives Commentary on Cowboys and Aliens Teaser Trailer

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Last week the teaser trailer for Jon Favreau's upcoming film Cowboys & Aliens debuted to a slew of ecstatic fans. Seeing Daniel Craig wear a cowboy hat, tight pants, and a vest was just the tip of the iceberg. The film is a hybrid. It has old school western elements as well as some futuristic sci-fi elements, just check out the heavy duty bracelet Craig's character...

Cowboys and Aliens Teaser Poster - Daniel Craig is a Lone Ranger

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Universal has released the first teaser poster for their upcoming comic adaptation, Cowboys & Aliens. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and features Daniel Craig as the lead. This is one of the few films that we're actually looking forward to next summer, and hopefully it will be as entertaining and top-notch as its cast. Check out the full poster...

Jon Favreau Directing Disney's Magic Kingdom

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Disney has gotten their hooks into Jon Favreau for the big screen adaptation of the Magic Kingdom (as in the huge centerpiece of Disneyland). If they can make Pirates of the Caribbean a movie, why can't they do the same for the place that's served as the logo of the studio for decades? According to Heat Vision, Favreau has finalized a deal...

Abigail Spencer Cast in Jon Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens

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Jon Favreau has added another actor to his upcoming sci-fi comic film, Cowboys & Aliens and its "Mad Men" and "Hawthorne" alum Abigail Spencer. According to Heat Vision she's officially signed on and will be making her big screen debut. She'll be joining the cast that currently includes Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford,...

No Iron Man Cameo in Thor or Captain America

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After seeing the heavy handed influence The Avengers had on this spring's Iron Man 2 it looked like Tony Stark would be the anchor character to join all the new Marvel movies together. But director and producer Jon Favreau recently appeared on a local Los Angeles radio show to clear up any rumors regarding an Iron Man cameo in...

Jon Favreau Tweets First Cowboys and Aliens Photo

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Now that Iron Man 2 has come and gone, director Jon Favreau can focus on his next summer blockbuster Cowboys & Aliens. The film is a sci-fi/western hybrid that centers on exactly what the title suggests...cowboys and aliens. It will star Daniel Craig as the main gunslinger along with Indiana Jon-- we mean Harrison Ford. Favreau recently...

Plot to Cowboys and Aliens Revealed

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Over the past few months the cast of Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens has grown significantly with the additions of Harrison Ford, Noah Ringer, and Sam Rockwell. Now the film's studio (DreamWorks) has finally released its official plot synopsis. It's time to see what Favreau has in mind for Zeke Jackson and his alien fighting cowboys...