Jon Favreau Hints At Returning To Marvel As More Than An Executive Producer

Director Jon Favreau never really left the Marvel Universe after Iron Man 2, and in fact, he's [...]


Director Jon Favreau never really left the Marvel Universe after Iron Man 2, and in fact, he's been an Executive Producer on Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and will be returning to that role in Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2.

Still, it would be nice to see him return to the Directors chair at some point down the road, something that IGN brought up in their recent sitdown with him. After asking what it would take to get him to come back to that role, he said: "A great story. I know the people over there. I like them. I still executive produce the Avengers series and I like what they're doing a lot now, I do. By the same token I feel like I've made my mark; whatever we did in those early days has continued and is in good hands with new filmmakers with fresh voices."

He continued on about his thoughts on Marvel's choice of filmmakers.

"I think they're hiring the right kinds of filmmakers – I couldn't be more impressed with this one [Civil War], and Guardians of the Galaxy I thought was an unexpected, delightful film. I just think how I fit in now might be different. It's 10 years later, and now I'm more of an elder statesman. But we talk a lot about how I could be involved there and I exist both in front of and behind the camera in the Marvel universe, which puts me in a unique position which I enjoy."

Circling back around to the subject of helming a new Marvel film for the company, he said: "We're always trying to figure out if there's a way for me to contribute beyond just being an executive producer there. I wouldn't be surprised if something pops up soon, but there's no one property that we're identifying that I'd want to helm up and shoulder. Because now that the universe has gotten so big over there, I don't know that I understand how it all fits together anymore. I was there in the early days when the universe was very small. Now the universe is very big there and they seem to have it well in hand."

Favreau is currently enjoying a huge run by his latest directorial effort for Disney, The Jungle Book, which has already been commissioned for a sequel.