It all began with a gift. When Jon Favreau’s father gifted him a screenwriting software, he never thought it would change the life of his son forever. Using the software, Favreau went on to write a full-length script based on his experiences as an actor in Hollywood. The script sounded quite impressive to director Doug Liman, who made it into a small budget indie and Miramax picked it up for distribution.
The backstory of the 1996 indie favorite ‘Swingers’ is as interesting as Jon Favreau’s career. Favreau became the multitasking talent powerhouse, delivering hits throughout the ’90s and early 2000s. His major movies include ‘Deep Impact (1998),’ ‘Love & Sex (2000),’ ‘Something’s Gotta Give (2003),’ ‘Elf (2003),’ ‘Iron Man Franchise (2008 and 2010),’ and ‘The Jungle Book (2016).’ At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Jon Favreau movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Jon Favreau films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Jon Favreau movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
5. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The Avengers is all set for the climactic showdown with Thanos. While fans wait for ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Jon Favreau is all the more excited about the return of his Marvel Cinematic Universe character Happy Hogan. He is Tony Stark aka Iron Man’s personal chauffeur, trainer and bodyguard. The character first appeared in Iron Man, his own directorial in 2008. Happy Hogan, who is shown as a gentle person, is very loyal to Tony.
Favreau brought Happy Hogan back in his second Iron Man movie, ‘Iron Man 2.’ Hogan was seen sharing some quick boxing lessons with Stark in the film. In Iron Man 3, Happy appeared as the Head Chief of Security of Stark Industries. He survived a deadly explosion but ended up in a coma in the movie. Though the details about Jon Favreau’s character in the upcoming film ‘Endgame’ are still kept as a secret, a couple of deleted scenes feature him driving a machine along with Stark and having a dialogue with Pepper. ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ hits theaters on April 26, 2019.
4. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)