Iron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is to write and executive produce a live-action Star Wars series for the Disney streaming service...
Below is the official release from Lucasfilm Ltd
Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy said -
Jon will be putting together a team of creatives in order to bring the series to screen, but I guess there is still room for him to direct the odd entry himself. Jon Favreau said -
So to take stock of where we are with current Star Wars: We have Solo: A Star Wars Story hitting theatres in just over 70 days. JJ Abrams starting principal photography on Star Wars Episode IX in July, Rian Johnson overseeing a new trilogy of Star Wars films set away from the Skywalker saga, Benioff and Wiess, the producers of Game of Thrones will be producing a series of Star Wars films, Dave Filoni will most likely be executive producing the next Star Wars animated TV series for the streaming platform, Simon Kinberg is reportedly writing a future Star Wars film project and now Jon Favreau is writing and producing a live-action TV show.
Add to that the rumoured Obi-Wan project with Stephen Daldry attached and things are looking bright for the future of Star Wars.
I am really thrilled that Jon Favreau is attached to this Star Wars TV show. I loved what he did with the Iron Man movies and Jungle Book was groundbreaking stuff. How do you feel about Jon's involvement with Star Wars? How do you feel about a live-action Star Wars series? And would you care to predict what the show will focus one?
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