Jon Favreau helped to jumpstart the MCU with Iron Man, now he will do the same thing with Star Wars. Disney announced that the writer/director will be heading a new project for the Disney streaming service.
“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,” Favreau said. “I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”
“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “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 untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date. Disney first unveiled plans for the series back in November. The Disney streaming service is expected to launch by the end of 2019.