Jon Favreau took to Instagram to post a group pic of some of geekdom’s most respected figures.
In a recent Instagram post, The Mandalorian executive producer Jon Favreau was joined by fellow directors Taika Waititi, Anthony and Joe Russo, and Peyton Reed on the set of the upcoming Star Wars series.
First off, let me just say that all these guys together in one place is really cool to see. As a fanboy myself, these directors have given me some of the best comic/sci-fi productions of the past few years.
Waititi was at the helm of Thor: Ragnarok, which was the most fun I’ve had in a movie theater in quite some time. He even played Korg and did the motion capture for Surtur (wow). Reed directed both Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp, two MCU movies with pretty low stakes but were really good anyway.
However, the Russo brothers are the big men on campus here. Yeah, they gave us Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, but we’ll forever be indebted to these two for the gift of Avengers: Infinity War. Even though that ending will be talked about forever, we’ll get to see the aftermath of it in the upcoming sequel.
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo attend the Italian American Museum Of Los Angeles Unveils Exhibition Honoring The Russo Brothers at Italian American Museum of Los Angeles on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
The cool thing is that all of these directors are connected by one thing: Marvel. Favreau directed and acted in the first two Iron Man movies, so now he’s joined by some other members of the MCU crew.
A big question here is whether or not all of these great minds are conspiring for something big in The Mandalorian. My guess: it’s doubtful. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see them collaborate on an episode or create a character, but I honestly think that this is just what Favreau called it in his post–a reunion.
I have a gut feeling that the recent passing of Stan Lee could have something to do with this, given the fact that all of these guys worked with him a ton over the past 10 or so years.