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The Batman Harnesses The Mandalorian Tech For Epic Virtual Production

'The Batman' will use innovative virtual production technology from 'The Mandalorian'.The upcoming DC Comics blockbuster is set to harness the live action 'Star Wars' show's LED wall to boost its own filming.As revealed by The...

James Caan: Elf Sequel 'Will Never Happen'

James Caan has revealed that an 'Elf' sequel ''will never happen'' because of tension between Will Ferrell and director Jon Favreau.'The Godfather' star played the father of Ferrell's character Buddy Hobbs in the festive classic...

The Mandalorian Season Two To Premiere In October

'The Mandalorian's second season is set to premiere on Disney+ on October 30.The first series of the space opera - which is a spin-off from the 'Star Wars' film franchise - proved to be a...

George Lucas 'Very Complimentary' About The Mandalorian

George Lucas has been ''very complimentary'' about 'The Mandalorian', according to executive producer Dave Filoni.The 'Star Wars' creator was pictured visiting the set of the Disney+ spin-off during the first series and Filoni has revealed...

Jon Favreau Officially On Board For 'Star Wars' Series

Action producer Jon Favreau has been chosen to write the script for the forthcoming live action 'Star Wars' series in a move that happens to be a dream come true for the filmmaker. It comes...

Beyonce The Top Choice To Provide Voice For Nala In 'The Lion King' Re-make

The live-action re-boot of Disney’s smash hit The Lion King is in the process of assembling a truly star-studded cast, with new reports suggesting that director Jon Favreau is lining up the one and only...

Disney Announces 'The Lion King' Remake With Director Jon Favreau

Fairly predictably, Walt Disney Studios are bringing out a modern remake of 'The Lion King' with Jon Favreau as director. Just like 'The Jungle Book', it will feature songs from the original 1994 animated film....

'The Jungle Book' Stays On Top Of Us Box Office For Third Week

The Jungle Book is still on top of the US box office chart this week, taking an estimated $42.4 million over the weekend. It marks the third week Jon Favreau’s remake has spent on top...

Disney Confirms 'Jungle Book' And 'Maleficent' Sequels Plus 'Cruella' Movie Starring Emma Stone

Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's...

'The Jungle Book' Takes A Massive $103 Million At Us Box Office

The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau has roared to the top of the US box office this weekend, taking a massive $103m. The film managed one of the biggest ever April debuts in US...

Jon Favreau Enjoyed Creating A New-look Jungle Book

Indeed, the film was originally released on his first birthday. And now he has remade it using state-of-the-art photorealistic animation so detailed that it's as if he travelled to India to shoot it. Actually, the...

'The Jungle Book' Has Set The Bar For Cinematic Beauty This Year

'The Jungle Book' has returned in one of the most visually stunning epics of the year. Directed by Jon Favreau, this new re-make of the Rudyard Kipling tale and its 60s Disney take-off follows the...

Jon Favreau Impressed By Pal Elon Musk's New Tesla 'Mini-van'

Favreau became friends with Musk after his Iron Man star Robert Downey, Jr. suggested the engineer and inventor was the closest thing to his surperhero alter-ego, Tony Stark, and invited him to the...

James Gunn Loves Ant-man

'Ant-Man' is James Gunn's favourite Marvel film since 2008's 'Iron Man'.The 44-year-old director - who helmed the 2014 movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - has given his verdict on the latest Marvel release, saying it's...

Vince Vaughn Got 'Sucked Into' Rom-coms

Vince Vaughn wanted to ''kill off'' his romantic comedy persona.The 45-year-old actor enjoyed working on ''smart and cool'' comedies, but admits as his career progressed, he got ''sucked into'' more mainstream movies.He said: ''I wanted...

Vince Vaughn Honoured At Handprint Ceremony

Vince Vaughn was joined by his wife and kids, as well as friends Jon Favreau and James Marsden, at his handprint ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday (04Mar15).The Wedding Crashers star left his mark outside...

Jon Favreau Invests In Fast Food Start-up

Moviemaker/actor Jon Favreau has thrown his support behind his chef pals Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson's new fast food initiative by pledging $7,500 (£4,700) to the project.The cooking duo is using crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com to...

Jon Favreau Keen To Open Restaurant Inspired By Chef Movie

Filmmaker/actor Jon Favreau is keen to open a restaurant inspired by his hit 2014 film Chef.The Iron Man filmmaker wrote, directed and starred in the film about a chef who opens a Cuban food truck...

Bill Murray Joins Jungle Book Cast

Jon Favreau's all-star Jungle Book cast keeps growing - Bill Murray has signed on to give Baloo the bear a voice.He joins Christopher Walken, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, and Idris Elba in...

Bill Murray Signs On To Voice Baloo In Jon Favreau’S Star Studded ‘Jungle Book’ Remake

Bill Murray has become the latest addition to the already star studded voice cast of Disney's upcoming Jungle Book remake. Murray will reportedly be lending his voice to Baloo, the fun loving bear who befriends...

Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’O And Now Christopher Walken: Meet The Epic 'Jungle Book' Cast

Jon Favreau’s live action remake of Disney’s The Jungle Book might just have one of the most impressive cast lists we’ve ever seen! Filled with award winning talent such as diverse as veteran, Christopher Walken...

Chef Is The Summer's First Sleeper Hit

Every summer has its sleepers. Last year the surprise box office hits included the heist thriller Now You See Me, the comedy We're the Millers and Woody Allen's drama Blue Jasmine. In 2012 the unexpected...

Ben Kingsley Is The Wise And Caring Bagheera In Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book'

Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.Ben Kingsley at The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success AwardsKingsley...

Jon Favreau: Films Were 'Escapism' As A Kid

Jon Favreau says films were a form of ''escapism'' for him growing up.The director-and-actor used to immerse himself in Hollywood movies as a child when his family life was crumbling around him, but his passion...

Jon Favreau Thrilled To Cast 'Established Actors' In Chef

Jon Favreau was thrilled to have ''established actors'' like Robert Downey Jr. on-board his new film 'Chef'. The 47-year-old star worked alongside an A-List cast which included 'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara, 'Captain America: The...

Jon Favreau Finds Food Hypnotic

Jon Favreau finds food hypnotic.The 47-year-old actor, who stars in 'Chef' as Carl Casper, a Los Angeles chef who quits his job in a top restaurant owned by Riva (Dustin Hoffman) as he searches for...

'Chef' And Our Five Other Favorite Films About Food

Jon Favreau’s new film Chef was released last weekend to nearly unanimously positive reviews. Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times raved, “Favreau is flat-out terrific. Warm, dimensional and intuitive, his Carl proves an ideal...

Favreu's 'Chef' Is A Friday Feast For N.y, L.a Residents

On a quiet Friday night (May 9) ‘Chef’ is the main course as it hits cinemas in New York and L.A. John Favreu’s passion project sees him play a disgruntled chef that branches out from...

Jon Favreau Tackles Food Bloggers In Hipsterish 'Chef'

Jon Favreau's latest movie Chef is very...now. It follows the story of a fine-dining chef in Los Angeles who gets tired of the shackles imposed on him by a money-mad restaurateur and so decides to...

A Week In Movies: Tribeca Brings Out Stars In New York, Jennifer Films In L.a., Kelsey Shoots In London, And New Trailers Promise Music, Thrills And More Music

The Tribeca Film Festival is underway in New York, and stars have been turning out to promote their new movies. Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara hit the red carpet for their film Chef. Sofia Loren...

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