San Diego Comic Con

As we prepare for another year at San Diego Comic Con International, 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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Live-Action Star Wars TV Series

Back at the beginning of March, we learned the first live-action Star Wars television series would written and executive produced by Iron Man director and producer Jon Favreau. However, beyond the fact that it was a series that would take place in the Star Wars universe, we had no idea what that series would be about. Now, a few new details have emerged.

Appearing at the premiere for Solo: A Star Wars Story, in which Favreau voices an alien who joins Han Solo’s heist crew, the showrunner revealed his live-action Star Wars TV series would be set seven years after the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi. That means it takes place long before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read More »

Solo A Star Wars Story TV Spots

Now that Avengers: Infinity War is in our past, it’s time to start looking forward to the rest of the blockbusters arriving this summer. Since Marvel Studios evacuated their early May release date for the sequel, this weekend will be a little quiet with the exception of another huge round of box office cash for The Avengers. But later this month the superheroes will likely lose some of their money to a certain scoundrel’s origin story.

Solo: A Star Wars Story brings Han Solo back to the big screen, but this time it’s young Alden Ehrenreich filling the shoes of the scoundrel played by Harrison Ford in the Star Wars saga. With just a few weeks left until the film hits theaters, the marketing blitz has started to hit the small screen, and two new Solo A Star Wars Story TV spots have arrived to tease the spin-off that could start a whole new franchise. Read More »

Solo Character Posters

A whole gaggle of Solo character posters have arrived, introducing us to the characters who occupy the latest Star Wars Story. The best of the bunch offers up a new look at Jon Favreau‘s character, an alien named Rio.

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Jon Favreau

In the future, everyone will get their own Star Wars. Now, it’s Jon Favreau‘s turn. The director behind Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book, Zathura, and Elf has been hired to write and executive produce a new live-action Star Wars television series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

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Jon Favreau Solo

Update: Jon Favreau and EW have both confirmed that the briefly-seen alien in the Solo trailer is the character Favreau is voicing. You can see an image below.

 

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the jungle book vfx

During /Film’s interview with screenwriter Justin Marks, creator of Starz’s new series Counterpart, we asked about his screenplay for the developing live-action Jungle Book sequel.

The Jungle Book 2 was announced back in April of 2016, but we haven’t heard much on development since then. Jon Favreau is busy directing a new version of The Lion King in a way similar to how he made The Jungle Book, so it’s tough to say when we might see the sequel. Thankfully, Marks offered some details as to what we might see from the sequel. Read More »

The Lion King cast Scar

The cast of Iron Man director Jon Favreau‘s new take on Disney’s The Lion King keeps getting better and better. 12 Years a Slave and Doctor Strange star Chiwetel Ejiofor is currently in talks to provide the voice of Scar, Mufasa’s villainous brother who takes over the kingdom during Simba’s absence.
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The Lion King Footage

Jon Favreau is directing a live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic The Lion King, and though we’ve heard about some of the cast members, the D23 Expo brought the official announcement of the entire cast.

The biggest news actually isn’t official yet, and that’s word that X-Men franchise star Hugh Jackman has landed the role of the villain Scar, the brother of the Pride Rock king Mufasa and uncle to the cub prince Simba, but we’re not really sure if that’s true or not. Find out more about The Lion King remake cast below as well as new details about the project. Read More »

The Lion King Remake Cast

In Disney’s original animated hit The Lion King, the future king Simba is followed around by a red-billed hornbill named Zazu. The bird serves as his father Mufasa’s majordomo, or the the chief steward of a household staff, so he’s tasked with keeping an eye on the lion cub who will one day inherit everything the light touches. The voice of the bird in Disney’s 1994 animated classic was none other than Rowan Atkinson, best known for not having much of a voice at all in the British comedy series Mr. Bean. But now Zazu will have a new voice in Disney’s live-action remake from director Jon Favreau.

The Lion King remake cast has picked up Last Week Tonight host John Oliver to play the loyal bird who keeps Simba in line, which is pretty much the perfect casting for the British comedian. Read More »