Jon Favreau Set to Write and Executive Produce Live Action STAR WARS Series!
We've got some big news today for Star Wars fans! Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is officially set to write and executive produce a live-action Star Wars series for Lucasfilm! I've been a fan of Jon Favreau ever since I saw Swingers, and it's so freakin' cool to see him get the chance to play in the Star Wars universe!
After Disney bought Lucasfilm, we heard about a lot of different filmmakers meeting with the studio about their upcoming film projects. Favreau was one of those filmmakers. A lot of fans were hoping he would get to develop a Star Wars film, but a series is just as exciting! Now he's found a Star Wars project that he wants to commit to. We don't have any details on what the series will entail, but Favreau had this to say in a statement:
“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.”
Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president added:
"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.”
I'm so excited for Favreau and I can't wait to see what he and the Lucasfilm team are planning for this live-action Star Wars series! It's expected to air on Disney's upcoming streaming service.
What do you all think about Jon Favreau jumping in the Star Wars playground to play?