Star Wars’ official blog announced this morning that director, Jon Favreau, will be helming a new Star Wars live action series. The press release is the first solid confirmation of a live action series adaptation. All previous talks have been speculation, but with Disney’s new streaming service currently underway, it is safe to say Lucasfilm will be on the slate for what’s to come in the near future.
Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy, expressed her enthusiasm in bringing Favreau on board for the series, “I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform”.
Though the series does not yet have a release date, title, or any other details available, Favreau is ready to jump into the Star Wars universe without hesitation. “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 has a strong relationship with Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars through his work on the Iron Man Series, The Jungle Book, as well as parts in both Star Wars The Clone Wars and the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
With so many possibilities in terms of story, timelines, and characters, the series could be a very promising addition to the Star Wars galaxy. Star Wars has already been a television staple through animation, with both The Clone Wars and the recently concluded, Star Wars Rebels. Dave Filoni, director and creator of both animated series, also hinted at a new story in the works now that Rebels has just finished its four season run. Star Wars fans could possibly be looking at both a live action and animated series in the future. Prepare to binge!
You can read the full release by clicking the link below:
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