Iron Man, Jungle Book director Jon Favreau to produce first live-action Star Wars TV series
Jon Favreau will write and executive produce a live-action Star Wars series for the Walt Disney Co.’s planned streaming platform.Updated: Mar 09, 2018 15:07 IST
Jon Favreau will write and executive produce a live-action Star Wars series for the Walt Disney Co.’s planned streaming platform.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says in a Thursday announcement that Favreau will oversee the new spinoff series. Disney is readying a streaming service to compete with Netflix, and it has signalled that Star Wars will be a major component. The not-yet-named service is planned to launch in late 2019.
“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,” Favreau said in a statement.
Favreau has been a Disney regular, having directed the first two Iron Man films for Marvel, helped produce several Avengers movies and directed 2016’s The Jungle Book. He’s currently prepping a Lion King remake to be released in 2019.
He has some Star Wars experience, too, having provided a voice for The Clone Wars animated series.
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First Published: Mar 09, 2018 15:06 IST