Lucasfilm has announced that Jon Favreau will write and produce a new Star Wars live-action series which will be available on Disney streaming service.
Jon Favreau, the man behind such movies as Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Swingers, Chef, The Jungle Book, Elf, and Cowboys Vs Aliens (if you haven’t watch that one, then don’t), will be writing and producing a new live-action Star Wars series. Lucasfilm announced this via their Star Wars site, and they also revealed that it would be available only on Disney’s upcoming streaming service. They’re obviously hoping that it’ll entice a lot of people to subscribe to their version of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
“Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story,” announced Lucasfilm.
Kathleen Kennedy had a few words to say about the announcement (which was made on International Women’s Day – good one Disney, announcing that another white male will be helming a Star Wars project on a day where we celebrate all the women in the world). “I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said Lucasfilm president, Kennedy.
“Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”
Favreau’s also very excited about this upcoming project, naturally. “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure,” he said.
Favreau’s been involved with many Disney projects. He kickstarted the MCU with Iron Man and has since directed Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book and is currently working on The Jungle Book 2.
There’s no release date yet for this new Star Wars series.
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