Marvel Meets.. Mowgli? Six Things You Didn’t Know About Jon Favreau

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Favreau is in talks to direct Disney’s newest live-action reboot of The Jungle Book. In honor of this fact, lets look at why he’s well equipped to do so:

  1. He executive produces. All three Iron Man movies, The Avengers, Cowboys and Aliens, as well as the TV series Revolution
  2. He directs. Notably Elf and Zathura: A Space Adventure, plus the Iron Man and Iron Man 2. And an episode of The Office, because why not.
  3. He acts. Something’s Gotta Give, I Love You, Man, Couples Retreat, and his own movies as well. He’s also the first person to play two unrelated Marvel characters in Iron Man and Daredevil.
  4. He does voice acting for kids TV shows and movies. Rugrats, Rocket Power, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, G-Force, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  5. He’s from Queens, and guest starred on King of Queens, Seinfeld, and Friends. Because that’s what you do when you’re from New York in the 1990s.
  6. His best friend is Vince Vaughan. Sorry, Owen.

Favreau’s next project is a movie called Chef, starring Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, and himself. It’s an indie film Favreau will write, direct, produce and star in, about a restaurant chef (Favreau) who loses his job and starts a food truck to put his life back together. Should be.. Interesting? It’s set to be released in May 2014.

– Meg S.

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