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Jon Favreau Praises Spider-Man, Tony Stark Portrayal in “Captain America: Civil War”

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Jon Favreau Praises Spider-Man, Tony Stark Portrayal in “Captain America: Civil War”

Director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) has opened up about his reaction to “Captain America: Civil War” — singing praises for Spider-Man’s MCU debut and Tony Stark’s portrayal in the film.

Speaking to IGN at a press event for Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” Favreau revealed his highlights from the film: “I think Spider-Man made me smile every second the character was on the screen.”

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He added, “I was so pleased with the tone of the film in general, but those sequences specifically, and I just loved the way they introduced the character. I love the version of Tony Stark I saw, especially in those scenes. As somebody who was part of the beginning of the screen persona of Tony Stark, I thought that this was really impressive and a wonderful expansion of that character.”

Addressing the quality of the film overall, Favreau complimented the work of directors Joe and Anthony Russo: “I just felt — as a filmmaker who had been part of establishing this universe — I thought that it was in really good hands with these guys and I was pleased. And as an audience member I was just smiling, and it’s nice to smile your way through a film. The audience is in for a treat, and I didn’t even see it finished so I’m sure it’s gotten even better.”

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Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle and many others, “Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters on May 6.

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