Some of the top directors from the MCU have reunited with Jon Favreau on the set of The Mandalorian. Disney is broadening their empire to now attempt to dominate the streaming service space. Disney+ is their original service set to launch late next year, one that will be filled with old and new content from all corners of Disney, such as Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar.
The first live-action series of the bunch will be The Mandalorian, produced and written by Jon Favreau and set before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Despite his incredible success as a director, Favreau won't fill that position for any Mandalorian episodes. Instead, a talented group including Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, and Dave Filoni has taken on this task, along with Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi. The latter keeps Waititi in Disney's wings as they possibly try to find him another MCU film to direct. In the meantime, he's hanging out with a few other MCU directors on set besides Favreau.
Favreau shared the image on his Instagram that has now been reshared across social media of five MCU directors gathered together on the set of The Mandalorian. The picture can be seen below, and features (from left to right) Avengers: Infinity War's Anthony and Joe Russo, Iron Man's Jon Favreau, Ant-Man and the Wasp's Peyton Reed, and Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi together.
The collective talent assembled in this single photo is impressive, even if only a few of these men will actually work on The Mandalorian. While the Russos and Reed are simply visiting the set and observing, it could be an opportunity for them to briefly experience the world of Star Wars. The Russos have said they'd "absolutely love" to direct a Star Wars movie, so they could be using this to see what a set is like on a slightly smaller scale, and still see some old friends. Reed hasn't really discussed any interest in going to the galaxy far, far away, but that doesn't mean he too couldn't join the universe down the road. It also makes for the latest photo-worthy visit to the set, after George Lucas stopped by last month.
This MCU director reunion may have come on the set of The Mandalorian, but it's just the latest example of these directors supporting and interacting with one another. As big as Marvel Studios' reach may be, they do like to keep a small operation, and there's plenty of stories of MCU directors working right across the hall on different films. After working closely with one another to bring Infinity War and Avengers 4 to life, plus doing the directors roundtable and seeing each other at the various premieres, they've all become rather close over the years.
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