Today, Walt Disney Pictures set release dates for a bunch of their movies coming to theaters over the next couple years, and that included their live-action remake of the modern animated classic The Lion King. Director Jon Favreau is tackling the project after remaking The Jungle Book for Disney last year with Donald Glover taking on the role of Simba and James Earl Jones reprising the role of his father Mufasa, with Beyonce being eyed to play Nala. Now two of the most important characters in the movie have been cast as well.
Undoubtedly the most entertaining characters in The Lion King are the meerkat and warthog duo known as Timon and Pumbaa. The characters were voiced by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella respectively in the 1994 animated musical, but in the live-action remake, they’ll be voiced by Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner and blockbuster comedy star Seth Rogen.
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Jon Favreau has a lot to live up to with his The Lion King remake. The 1994 original is one of the crown jewels of the Disney Renaissance of the late ’80s and ’90s and one of the most successful Disney animated movies of all time.
And Favreau is aware of that pressure to adapt a popular story still fresh in people’s minds — it was one of the pitfalls that Beauty and the Beast had to navigate with Bill Condon’s 2017 adaptation. But he has a method for making sure he does right by the original The Lion King.
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The CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory is currently in the middle of its 10th season. Right now the network is trying to negotiate a deal to give the popular show starring Jim Parsons a two-season renewal, and CBS CEO Les Moonves says they’re “on the two-yard line” with deal. If for some reason that doesn’t happen, fans will still be getting more of The Big Bang Theory, just not in the way they think.
CBS has just closed a deal to give The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon a straight-to-series order for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. However, this show will have a different format from what The Big Bang Theory fans are used to, and a former Marvel director will be behind the camera for it. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Jon Favreau‘s remake of The Jungle Book utilized an all-star cast of recognizable names lending their recognizable voices to an ensemble of recognizable animals, so it makes sense that his upcoming remake of The Lion King will follow a similar template. The director has revealed that Donald Glover, who has made a habit of popping up just about everywhere these past few years, has joined the cast as Simba, with the legendary James Earl Jones reprising the role of Mufasa.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
We got our first look at Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War, where he damn near stole the show from all the more established vets surrounding him. But next year he’ll get to take center stage for real in his first solo movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The very first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer has officially been confirmed to arrive tomorrow, Thursday, December 8. Before we get there, though, you can get a sample the first tiny bit of Spider-Man: Homecoming footage, featuring an all-new costume for our friendly neighborhood webslinger. Click through to check out the Spider-Man: Homecoming footage and find out when and where you can watch the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
One of the things that has always impressed me about James Cameron as a filmmaker is how he confronts obstacles to achieving his vision – if current technology can’t help him achieve his vision, then he will help develop brand new technology to actually make it happen, damn it! The line between technician and artist has continued to blend in this way over the past 15 years or so, with filmmakers like Peter Jackson and Robert Zemeckis building entire movies around fresh tech, sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing, but always adding more to the conversation.
The last filmmaker I expected to push the technological envelope was Jon Favreau, whose low-key beginnings eventually propelled him into the blockbuster arena, but here we are. After creating photorealistic animal characters and environments in The Jungle Book earlier this year, he’s now talking about how virtual reality tech will influence his upcoming remake of The Lion King.
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After delivering the massive blockbuster success that was the live-action remake of The Jungle Book (which pulled in nearly $966 million in the worldwide box office) Disney has lined up another remake of one of their animated classics featuring even more animals from the wild.
Walt Disney Studios has announced that they are working on a live-action remake of 1994’s animated hit The Lion King, and they’re bringing in The Jungle Book and Iron Man director Jon Favreau to be at the helm. Find out more about The Lion King remake after the jump. Read More »
Iron Man co-star Jon Favreau will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universal for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Favreau directed the first Marvel Studios movie Iron Man, in which he appeared as Robert Downey Jr‘s character Tony Stark’s bodyguard, Happy Hogan. Favreau has reprised the role for Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3. This appearance will be the first non-Iron Man appearance of the character on the big screen. Learn more about the Jon Favreau Spider-Man: Homecoming casting, after the jump.
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As we prepare to travel to San Diego for another year at Comic Con, I wanted to take a look back at the best moments in Comic Con history. What are the coolest and most eventful things to happen over the last decade while sitting in Hall H? What makes a great Comic Con moment? Lets take a look back at the best comic-con moments of all time.
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Back in 2008, director Jon Favreau kicked off the first movie in what would become the Marvel cinematic universe with Iron Man. It was the first film to reveal to audiences that Marvel Studios was intending to assemble The Avengers on the big screen for the first time ever, and the rest is history.
It was Jon Favreau’s direction of Iron Man that really got audiences interested in a more obscure superhero and started to drum up even more interest in the forthcoming roster of Marvel superheroes. Favreau would go on to direct the less than stellar Iron Man 2, and he also executive produced Iron Man 3 (in which he also appeared as Happy Hogan) and both of The Avengers movies. Now he’s slated to executive produce both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War. But will Marvel ever get him behind the camera for another comic book flick again? It sounds like there’s a good chance we’ll see a Jon Favreau Marvel movie sometime in the future. Read More »