Iron Man director loves Captain America: Civil War's versions of Stark and Spidey

As the producer and director of the first Iron Man film, Jon Favreau was an instrumental part of kickstarting the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He's taken more of a hands-off approach since Iron Man 2 (though he acts as executive producer on plenty of MCU movies), but he still has plenty to say about the character's treatment in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War (opens in new tab).

Favreau told IGN (opens in new tab) in a recent interview that he was impressed with how directors Joe and Anthony Russo have taken over the character. "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," he said.

It's funny; much like how Favreau introduced the world to a defining portrayal of Iron Man, the Russo brothers have the responsibility of introducing Spider-Man to the MCU. Commenting on that parallel, Favreau said, "I think Spider-Man made me smile every second the character was on the screen. 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."

It might not mean too much coming from a guy with such close ties to Disney and Marvel Studios, but considering that it's in line with what critics and early screening attendees have said (opens in new tab), I think comic fans are in for a treat.

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: Civil War opens in UK cinemas on April 29, 2016 and May 6, 2016 in the US.

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