It seems like Lucasfilm is just handing outleft and right lately. But who wouldn’t want to work with ? He’s already part of the Disney/Marvel/Lucasfilm family as director of “Iron Man” and “The Jungle Book” and the upcoming “The Lion King.” He’s and previously had a role in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
But it’s still cool news to hear that he’s set to executive produce and write a live-actionseries for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform (i.e. the new streaming service).
today; Favreau is already in fanboy heaven:
“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.”
And here’s a statement from president Kathleen Kennedy:
“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform. 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.”
The live-action series doesn’t have a title or release date yet, but the streaming service is expected in 2019, and it’s also expected to.
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