Jon Favreau To Voice Character In Solo: A Star Wars Story
The acclaimed director is taking on a role in the new Star Wars movie!
Iron Man Director & Actor Jon Favreau To Play Star Wars Role!
It was recently revealed on Twitter that writer, director, producer, and actor Jon Favreau will play a role in the upcoming Star Wars movie Solo: A Star Wars Story. All of this started with a tweet from Favreau himself pictured with director of Solo, Ron Howard, and the writer of the film Lawrence Kasdan (who also wrote Raiders, Empire, Jedi, and Force Awakens). Howard now has confirmed that the meeting was not by chance and that Favreau will be voicing an "very cool & important alien character" in the upcoming movie. No telling who this will be but we can start guessing. There are two major alien characters spotted in the film's recent trailer including one who has four arms and seems to be getting ready for battle on a ship and another who floats in a jar next to a singer in a club or casino. However, he could be someone we haven't seen yet which is more likely.
Wondering why we r all together? @Jon_Favreau is voicing a very cool & important alien character for #HanSolo Flattered & fortunate I could pull him away from his #LionKing directing duties https://t.co/W5N7YoAlq6— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) February 14, 2018
Favreau has become one of the hottest directors in Hollywood after the enormous success of his 2008 film Iron Man which launched the massive Marvel Cimeatic Universe which is now the highest grossing film franchise of all time. Before Iron Man, Favreau wrote and starred in his indie hit Swingers, and also directed Elf and Zathura. Since then he's helmed Iron Man 2, Cowboys & Aliens, Chef, Disney's recent retelling of The Jungle Book, and is now working on a remake of the animated classic The Lion King. He's also no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy as he voiced the Mandalorian revolutionary leader Pre Vizsla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard, written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Donald Glover, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, and Paul Battany, and arrives in theaters on May 25.