Is Disney success built on John Favreau's shoulders?
Biggest Disney asset has been the Marvel Movies. Until Iron Man, the whole superhero genre was a bag of hit and miss. Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010), both from Favreau, established the formula that defined the whole Marvel cycle: light, optimistic, dancing constantly between action, drama and comedy.
Second Disney biggest asset now is the remake of old animated movies from the Disney golden eras. It started with an unexpected success that established the formula for these live-actions remakes: Jungle Book (2016). The director? John Favreau.
Now it seems that Disney is trying to recover the franchise through The Mandalorian. Actually, the trailer of the series was released BEFORE the trailer of the Rise of the Skywalker movie, which suggest this series is their only hope, and that it has priority over the movie. Who's the showrunner? John Favreau.
Quite interesting, isn't it?