Among all the recent no-votes for Star Wars, including Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams comes a glimmer of interest.
Iron Man director Jon Favreau was asked about the recent Star Wars news to which he responded rather enthusiastically and didn’t flat out turn down the offer.
Favreau tells Hollywoodlife.com:
“I think both J.J. and I come from a generation of people who formed our whole creative persona around what we experienced as kids from watching those films, and I have had the good fortune of working with George [Lucas] and around George, and whether it is doing a voice on Clone Wars, or being at the Skywalker Ranch mixing Iron Man – so I have been very happy and lucky to just experience the culture that Lucas has created, both in my own life growing up as a kid and professional – whether it was interviewing him at film festivals on stage, he is just a really wonderful, talented gifted guy who has changed the business so much, so I am just giddy, first and foremost as a fan, to see what happens with it. I think there is a lot of question marks of how they are going to do it, and who they are going to do it with, and what the story is going to be about; but to say that I am not excited about it is definitely an understatement. We’ll see.”
Would Favreau be a good fit for Star Wars? Iron Man was blockbuster movie with Iron Man 2 not being as well received by the fans, with speculation leading to lay blame on Marvel Studios. There was also the lackluster Cowboys & Aliens as well; however Favreau was most recently responsible for the pilot to NBC’s Revolution which saw a good draw.
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