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.
“I couldn't be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen 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 is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “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.”
Disney's collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney's highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.
The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date.
Jon Favreau Shares Baby Yoda Concept Art Online
Jon Favreau Would Love To Do A New Star Wars Holiday Special For Disney+
First Image & Directors Revealed For Disney's Live Action 'The Mandalorian'
Jon Favreau's Live Action Star Wars Series Titled "The Mandalorian"
Video Of The Sets For Jon Favreau's Live Action Star Wars Series
Photo Of Jon Favreau On The Set Of The New Live Action Star Wars Series
Jon Favreau's Star Wars Series May Focus On Mandalore
Jon Favreau's Star Wars Series Won't Be Cheap
Is Lucasfilm Looking To Add More Star Wars Live Action Series To Their Service?
Star Wars Films May Not Stream Unitl 2024
Are There Really Nine Star Wars Films In Development?
Jon Favreau Star Wars Series May Film This Fall
Exclusive Details on Jon Favreau's Star Wars TV Series
Live Action Star Wars TV Show Will Be Set Seven Years After The Battle Of Endor
Half Season Of Live Action Star Wars Already Down On Paper
Is It Time For A Non-Human Lead?
Jon Favreau's Solo Character Name Revealed!
Jon Favreau Confirms Solo Character He Is Voicing
Ron Howard Confirms Jon Favreau To Voice Important Character In Solo
Jedi Journals is the longest running Star Wars literature podcast in the galaxy. Listen Now!
Rebelscum.com provides the latest in collecting news. Visit Now!
The IndyCast is the world's most popular Indiana Jones podcast! Ed Dolista and his team take a look at all the latest news, reviews and interviews! Listen Now!