5 Facts About Jon Favreau

1. In November 2012, it was said that Jon Favreau was in talks to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with David Fincher, Matthew Vaughn and Ben Affleck; but JJ Abrams was selected to direct the film.

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2. In November 2010, it was reported that Jon Favreau will direct a film entitled Magic Kingdom, based on The Walt Disney Company's theme park of the same name.

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3. On March 8, 2018, Lucasfilm announced that Jon Favreau will executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars television series, titled The Mandalorian, for Disney+.

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4. On February 17, 2017, Jon Favreau revealed via Twitter that Donald Glover is slated to voice Simba, while James Earl Jones is attached to reprise his role as Mufasa from the original film.

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5. Iron Man director Jon Favreau introduced Feige, who thanked all of the filmmakers behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as his partners at Marvel Studios and Disney.

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