Jon Favreau to Direct ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday

by | July 26, 2011 at 9:31 AM | Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jon Favreau (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Jon Favreau (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By John Sellers

NEW YORK (TheWrap) – Jon Favreau will direct Wednesday’s edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC announced on Monday.

Is this event happening randomly? Of course not.

Favreau’s latest movie, “Cowboy & Aliens,” debuted at Comic-Con on Saturday and will open wide on Friday, July 29. Kimmel has booked a full week of related material, including drop-ins by stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams and Michel Gondry have also directed episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

While Favreau is obviously on hand to promote his upcoming blockbuster, here’s hoping that he sneaks in a quick tribute to “Swingers,” which celebrates its 15th anniversary in October.

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