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Jon Favreau Says Robert Downey Jr. Was in Talks for Another Marvel Character Before Becoming Iron Man

It may be hard to imagine Robert Downey Jr. as anyone other than Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but director Jon Favreau revealed that he was considered for another superhero project before becoming the beloved Tony Stark. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Iron Man, which kicked off Phase One of the MCU […]

How ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Brought Cohesion to the Star Wars Timeline

[This story contains spoilers for The Mandalorian “Chapter 24: The Return.”] On Wednesday, The Mandalorian season three finale wrapped up Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Bo-Katan Kryze’s (Katee Sackhoff) journey to reclaim Mandalore for the displaced and scattered Mandalorian people. In the process, it helped drive home that the series is bringing a narrative focus […]

‘The Mandalorian’ EP Rick Famuyiwa Talks His Improbable Journey to ‘Star Wars’ and Mando and Grogu’s Big Screen Chances

When one door to the multiverse closed, another one opened to a galaxy far, far away. Following the critical acclaim of his 2015 film, Dope, filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa found himself in the DCEU, developing The Flash, the same Flash movie that is about to come out after first being announced in October 2014. Famuyiwa would […]

‘The Mandalorian’ Creator Jon Favreau Says ‘Boba Fett’ Crossover Freed Him to Move Story Forward

The Internet’s favorite father-son pairing is back. The Mandalorian returns for its third season Wednesday, as masked warrior Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and baby Grogu embark on a new journey together — this time, to the Mandalorian home planet of Mandalore, where Din hopes to be forgiven for his transgressions. Last year, Din and Grogu […]

‘The Mandalorian’ EP Dave Filoni Talks Grogu’s Future, ‘Ahsoka’ and Shadowing Rian Johnson

When Kathleen Kennedy first took the reins of Lucasfilm in 2012, one of her first orders of business was to prepare Star Wars scholar Dave Filoni for live-action storytelling. Filoni has long been the steward of Lucasfilm animation, as Star Wars mastermind George Lucas not only hired him, but also mentored him during their run […]

How ‘The Mandalorian’ Handled Absence of Gina Carano’s Cara Dune

[This story contains a spoiler for The Mandalorian season three premiere.] In the aftermath of Gina Carano’s firing from The Mandalorian two years ago, the Star Wars show’s season three premiere has answered the long-speculated question of what would happen to her character. Introduced in the show’s first season, Carano played Cara Dune, an Alderaanian […]

‘The Mandalorian’: Seven Burning Questions for Season 3

With more than two years passing since the season two finale, The Mandalorian is returning for a third installment on March 1. At the end of 2020, the Star Wars series’ finale episode left the series off on a high note, when a de-aged CGI Mark Hamill arrived on the scene as Luke Skywalker to […]

‘Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer Draws Record 83.5M Views in First 24 Hours (Exclusive)

The trailer for the third season of Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian drew a record 83.5 million views in its first 24 hours after premiering Jan. 16 during the NFL wild card playoff game. That’s easily the top showing for a Star Wars Disney+ series, according to Disney. The trailer debuted online after it appeared on the […]

‘When Harry Met Sally,’ ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Little Mermaid,’ ‘Hairspray,’ ‘House Party,’ ‘Carrie’ Enter National Film Registry

When Harry Met Sally …, Iron Man, The Little Mermaid, Hairspray, House Party and Carrie are among the 25 cinematic gems chosen this year for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, it was announced Wednesday. Also voted in: Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), which made José Ferrer the first Hispanic actor to win the Oscar […]

Jon Favreau Argued Against the Decision to Kill Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Russo Brothers Say

Jon Favreau, the director behind the film that established the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2008’s Iron Man, wasn’t so sure the hero should have died in Avengers: Endgame, according to the Russo brothers. In a video interview with Vanity Fair, Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo discussed some of their most memorable scenes on projects like […]

‘The Mandalorian’: Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni Tease Season 3 at Star Wars Celebration

Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni appeared at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday to give cheering fans their first look at the third season of The Mandalorian. The duo was joined by the cast of the popular Disney+ series, including stars Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers and Temuera Morrison, among others, to pull back the […]

Charlie Cox Spills All on That ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Cameo and His Hopes for Daredevil’s Future

Charlie Cox worried he dreamt the entire conversation. It was June 2020 when his phone rang one afternoon, with Kevin Feige on the other end. The Marvel Studios boss asked if the actor had a few minutes to chat. At first, Cox thought there was a chance he was being put on. “You never know. […]