Jon Favreau Praises Iron Man and Spider-Man in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

By April 20, 2016

After helping to kickstart the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe with Robert Downey Jr. back in 2008 with Iron Man, and now coming off of both the critical and financial success of The Jungle Book at Disney, it looks like director Jon Favreau is very pleased with the direction the MCU films have taken since his time away from the franchises.

While speaking recently with IGN, Favreau talked about his confidence in the films moving forward, and heaped quite a large amount of praise onto The Russo Brothers’ Captain America: Civil War, describing how excited the film made him, and its treatment of both Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man and none other than Tony Stark.

Here’s what he had to say about the film, and its representation of those two characters:

“I think Spider-Man made me smile every second the character was on the screen. I was so pleased with the tone of the film in general, but those sequences specifically, and I just loved the way they introduced the character. I love the version of Tony Stark I saw, especially in those scenes. As somebody who was part of the beginning of the screen persona of Tony Stark, I thought that this was really impressive and a wonderful expansion of that character.”

As someone who’s seen the film, I can wholeheartedly echo Favreau’s sentiments here.

But what about the movie as a whole?

“I just felt – as a filmmaker who had been part of establishing this universe – I thought that it was in really good hands with these guys and I was pleased. And as an audience member I was just smiling, and it’s nice to smile your way through a film. The audience is in for a treat, and I didn’t even see it finished so I’m sure it’s gotten even better.”

I honestly don’t know how Civil War could get any better if I’m being honest, except for possibly some more attention to the film’s score and music, but it’s so small that it doesn’t really affect the viewing experience at all.

Favreau is set to executive produce Avengers: Infinity War as well, which seems only fitting considering how much work he put into helping to create the MCU, and how important his films have been to it, whether you love them all or not. It’s nice to see him just as excited by each of the character’s arcs in the universe moving forwards as well, and considering the leap and directions that Tony’s character takes in Civil War, I can’t help but be excited by what Kevin Feige and co. have in store for his character next. Judging by his comments here, it doesn’t look like we’re alone in that excitement either.

Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theatres on May 6th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable