Latest Jon Favreau News

Werner Herzog praises new 'Star Wars' series 'Mandalorian'

May. 4, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Werner Herzog is calling "The Mandalorian" ''a phenomenal achievement" after joining the cast of the streaming series set in the "Star Wars" universe. Herzog told The Associated Press that he'll likely appear in two or three episodes of Jon Favreau's series as "a character in whom you...

Summer Movie Preview: 'The Lion King' roars again

Apr. 30, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Jon Favreau has just left a scoring session for "The Lion King " with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra. It was for the stampede (yes, THAT stampede). And it will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the 1994 animated classic that, with Favreau's footage playing in the...

Avengers get epic send-off at 'Endgame' world premiere

Apr. 23, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" Monday night in Los Angeles, which Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth proudly admitted contributing to. "I don't know about you, but I cried like six times," Evans said standing alongside dozens of...

Joe Biden resumes role as one of nation's top eulogists

Apr. 15, 2019 3:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the cusp of an expected White House run, Joe Biden is returning to a familiar role this week as the one of the nation's top eulogists. The former vice president will speak Tuesday at the funeral of Fritz Hollings, the longtime South Carolina Democratic senator who was Biden's...

Favreau gives 'Star Wars' fans 1st look at 'The Mandalorian'

Apr. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Favreau gave fans their first look at the "The Mandalorian" at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on Sunday, previewing the most anticipated series yet from the galaxy far, far away. Favreau's eight-episode series will debut on the Disney-Plus streaming service on November 12. It's...

New 'Star Wars' film promises 'The Rise of Skywalker'

Apr. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

"No one is ever really gone," says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX," which audiences finally learned will be called "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" Friday at a fan event in Chicago. The closely guarded film from director J.J. Abrams will put an end to the...

Disney unveils new streaming service to debut late this year

Apr. 11, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disney raised the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that's aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally of the Magic Kingdom. The service, called Disney Plus, has been in the works for more than year, but Thursday marked the first time that the...