Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man, started the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the right foot. Favreau stopped directing Marvel movies after Iron Man 2, but continued to stay involved as a producer with movies such as Iron Man 3, The Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. In fact, the successful filmmaker is already credited as a producer for both Infinity War movies. Here’s what Jon Favreau had to say about Marvel Entertainment when he sat down with IGN.

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. I think they’re hiring the right kinds of filmmakers – I couldn’t be more impressed with [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.


Jon Favreau

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He genuinely cares about the MCU and the people behind the scenes, but Favreau did not stop there. He then discussed his stance on future involvement outside of producing.

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.

It sounds like the man who started the MCU would not shoot down an offer to direct another Marvel movie. Jon Favreau would be a solid choice for a future installment, especially following the financial and critical dominance of The Jungle Book. Then again, Iron Man 2 was not exactly a hit. Would you like to see Favreau direct one more movie for the MCU?

You can catch his most recent work, The Jungle Book, in theaters now. Plus, you can read up on the live-action reboot’s green-lit sequel, here.


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