Jon Favreau Confirms He Will Direct THE JUNGLE BOOK 2 And THE LION KING Back-To-Back

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In an interview with Collider Film maker Jon Favreau confirmed that he would steerage a 3D-based remake of The Lion King subsequent to completing The Jungle Book 2.

He’s likewise the director of “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2.”

“Right now the plan is that we go right from one to the other, but I know from having worked on two superhero movies back to back, these take many, many, many years. I was working on Marvel movies for like four years back-to-back. It’s a big chunk of your life and you have to make sure that you’re excited and can bring all of your attention and concentration to bear on this, because they are really big puzzles. Every film is a puzzle you have to solve—these highly technical ones are like 3D chess.”

“With Lion King, there you have such a strong original film, and then there was a theater production of it as well in a different medium that was very well received and successful and still continues to play.