Already very involved with Marvel, Jon Favreau will write and produce the first Star Wars live series for Disney’s future streaming platform. See you in 2019?
For several months now, Disney has been hiding its goal of offering more and more new Star Wars content to feed its future home streaming service ( Star Wars: Disney announces TV series and a new flurry of movies by Game of Thrones creators ). Today, the firm has revealed that Jon Favreau (director of Iron Man, The Book of the Jungle … etc.) will be in charge of the production and writing of the very first live action series in the universe. of the saga. On this show, we still know nothing, neither content nor date side.
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Also involved in the animated series The Clone Wars and in the upcoming Solo spin-off : A Star Wars Story , the man seems delighted to participate more and more in the SW universe: ” If you had told me at 11 that I I was going to tell stories in the Star Wars universe I would not have believed you. I can not wait to embark on this exciting adventure. ”
Remember that his movie Iron Man launched the MCU (he also directed Iron Man 2 ) and that Disney also took advantage of his excellent live adaptation of the Book of the Jungle. He has also been an actor in Spider-Man: Homecoming in particular (Happy Hogan) and performs the live adaptation of the Lion King expected in 2019. In other words, the man is very connected to Disney, which owes him a lot.
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Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, says: ” Jon brings the perfect mix of writing and production skills, combined with ease in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and will give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a strong talent base. “