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It’s authorities: Star Wars is getting a TELEVISION program. Lucasfilm revealed Jon Favreau, executive, star and director manufacturer, will compose a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s brand-new direct-to-consumer (aka streaming) platform.
“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated in a declaration. “Jon brings the best mix of composing and producing skill, integrated with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will enable Jon the possibility to deal with a varied group of directors and authors and offer Lucasfilm the chance to construct a robust skill base.”
Favreau has actually formerly dipped his toe in the Star Wars universe with functions in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie about a young Han Solo.
” If you informed me at 11 years of ages that I would be getting to inform stories in the Star Wars universe, I would not have actually thought you. I cannot wait to launch this interesting experience,” Favreau stated in a declaration.
Favreau played functions in and directed Iron Man, the motion picture that began the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He likewise helmed Iron Man 2 and directed The Jungle Book Favreau is presently in production on Disney’s reimagining of The Lion King, which is set for a 2019 release.
No best date for the untitled Star Wars series was revealed.
Rumors of a live-action Star Wars series have actually swirled for many years, going back prior to Disney’s acquisition of the home. George Lucas initially prepared a cable television series about the seedy underbelly of the world of Star Wars. The program never ever emerged.