Jon Favreau

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Mufasa and Simba in The Lion King. Photograph: Disney

With stunning scenery of Africa and some talking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full-length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of The Lion K(...)

Dumplin', starring Jennifer Aniston. Photograph: Netflix

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle December 7th Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Photograph: Netflix With Jon Favreau’s 2016 live action Jung(...)

  The Lion King, the Jon Favreau-directed  re-imagining of Disney’s  1994 animated classic, will be in cinemas in July 2019. Photograph: Disney

The first trailer for the upcoming live-action retelling of The Lion King has been released. Starring Beyoncé as Nala and musician and actor Donald Gl(...)

Excelsior! Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics maestro and co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men and Black Panther, in 1980. Lee died on Monday aged 95. Photograph: William E. Sauro/The New York Times

If we have to die then best to do so when – despite your reaching a very great age – the world is dancing to your tune. Stan Lee died in the manner of(...)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (28), an avowed “democratic socialist”, defeated incumbent  Joseph Crowley  to become the Democratic Party’s Congressional candidate in New York’s 14th district. Photograph:  Annie Tritt/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s unwitting service to his country has been the transformation of the US left. Enemies of the “Washington consensus” now speak up for tra(...)

Jeremy Irons: “Actors were classed as rogues and vagabonds . . . I liked acting not because I liked acting, but because I liked the life.” Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Jeremy Irons leans roguishly out the window of one of London’s swishest hotels and drags on his cigarillo. Aged 69, he’s the best-preserved 51-year-ol(...)

Doug Liman: “The CIA have no choice but to get into bed with these drug traffickers. And that odd-couple relationship between characters like those played by Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson is how the CIA works.”

Arthur L Liman, the former president of the Legal Aid Society of New York and the chief counsel for the US Senate’s investigation of the Iran-Contra A(...)

Tingling sensation: Tom Holland in Spider-Man Homecoming. Photograph: Marvel

Among the first thing you hear in the latest reboot of Spider-Man is a variation on the theme from the little admired 1960s animated series. “Spider-M(...)

Wonder Woman is played by former Israeli defence forces veteran Gal Gadot

It’s a question that has plagued womankind since the dawn of time. Or at least since the dawn of the Silver Age of Comics. Is Wonder Woman a feminist?(...)

US president Donald Trump. “You got worked over by the Republican leadership and the business community, who set you up to do their bidding.” Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Dear Donald, We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being iden(...)

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