Everyone likes to see actors and directors grow and expand outside of their typical roles. However...what's so wrong in sticking to what you're good at?
Jon Favreau went from directing 2 Iron Man movies to Cowboys & Aliens, a film that involves a story from a comic book, a hero that wears a cool blue glowing thing on his wrist that shoots stuff, and a bunch of cool CGI and explosions. Daniel Craig plays a bad ass with a gun and Harrison Ford plays a guy that looks awesome in a hat. Its not exactly unfamiliar territory for any of them, but it feels like a safe bet that this movie will be entertaining.