Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls                "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films                Trailer for "Wonder Wheel" showcases one of Woody Allen's most visual efforts to date                “Blade Runner 2049” and “Jigsaw”: Films to see in October                Hollywood Contenders – A first crack at 2017 Golden Globe predictions        

Jon Favreau enters “Magic Kingdom;” What does this mean for “Iron Man 3?”


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Now that his “Cowboys & Aliens” shoot has drawn to a close (he Tweeted the other day that the film’s first teaser trailer is locked and loaded), director Jon Favreau is looking ahead to his next picture. And to my surprise, it doesn’t have the words “Iron” or “Man” in it.

Favreau, instead, will helm the family feature “Magic Kingdom” for Disney. It reportedly takes place in a fictional version of Disneyland, and resembles – in theory – Fox’s grand “Night at the Museum,” according to Variety.

But there’s no script yet, allegedly. Just a first-pass treatment from screenwriter Ronald Moore that Favreau likely will polish with his team.

Favreau knows how to do family adventure. I’m already hoping his take on “Magic Kingdom” sticks close to the zippy, cool tone of “Zathura,” which Favreau filmed before stepping into Iron Man’s massive boots.

Speaking of, I wonder what this announcement means for “Iron Man 3,” which already has been announced for a 2013 release date. Is Favreau passing the torch to another director? Is he going to edit and mix “Aliens,” then film and release “Magic Kingdom,” before diving into the “Iron Man” universe again? That seems like a short amount of time for a project that tends to drain one’s personal resources. I hope Favreau plans to return for a third “Iron Man.” I appreciate his vision of the character, and I’d love to see him bring a trilogy to its close. We’ll see what happens.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

Photo courtesy of PRPhotos.com.

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


UPDATES BY EMAIL

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.