Favreau discusses moving back and forth between blockbuster movies such as Iron Man and indies such as Chef in this interview for PBS.
But the big ones are about escape and the big ones are about spectacle, and the big ones have to travel around the world and be a ride. To make a movie specific about our culture and about real life and real life problems and real life humor based on our culture, that’s not something the studios are greenlighting anymore. So I had to pull back to my independent roots and do something with limited resources. But what it is is it’s a throwback to my independent comedies, where it could be about – Swingers is about dating, it’s about Hollywood.