Jon Favreau
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United States
2020

Fairview Entertainment

Jon
Favreau

Favreau has been on a winning streak in recent years, delivering hit after hit for Disney. He created the acclaimed TV series “The Mandalorian,” a spaghetti-western take on the “Star Wars” universe, which was a key selling point for streaming service Disney Plus and debuted its second season in October. Last year saw his smash-hit photo-realistic CGI remake of “The Lion King,” which brought in close to $1.7 billion worldwide in 2019, out-grossing the 1994 original as well as his previous top earner as a director, Disney’s 2016 remake of “The Jungle Book.” He also found time to reprise his role as Happy Hogan in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Avengers: Endgame,” as well as star in the Netflix cooking docuseries “The Chef Show.”

Career

  • THE JUNGLE BOOK
  • THE LION KING
  • THE MANDALORIAN

Education

  • Queens College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • TV Producers Impact

Philanthropy

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Disney Unveils First Details of 'Mandalorian' Spinoff 'The Book of Boba Fett'

Disney Unveils First Details of 'Mandalorian' Spinoff 'The Book of Boba Fett'

Disney Plus has revealed the first details around its "Mandalorian" spinoff series, "The Book of Boba Fett."News of the show was first unveiled in a mysterious post-credits sequence following the season 2 finale of "The Mandalorian." On Monday, executive producer Jon Favreau confirmed the new show — which is its own series, rather than a third installment of "The Mandalorian," as many mistakenly assumed previously — will star Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, who plays bounty hunter...

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