Director Of Original Iron Man And Jungle Book Is Writing & Producing A New Star Wars Live Action Series

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Director Of Original Iron Man And Jungle Book Is Writing & Producing A New Star Wars Live Action Series | Best Of Comic Books

The Oscar-nominated producer/actor Jon Favreau has been announced by Lucasfilm as the writer and executive producer of a live-action Star Wars show for Disney’s upcoming streaming platform.

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There are not many details available about the new series. However, Favreau is well accustomed to the Star Wars franchise. He had played a role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and he is also going to play a voice role in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Director Of Original Iron Man And Jungle Book Is Writing & Producing A New Star Wars Live Action Series | Best Of Comic Books

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy told StarWars.com. “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.”

Favreau said, “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.”

Director Of Original Iron Man And Jungle Book Is Writing & Producing A New Star Wars Live Action Series | Best Of Comic Books

Disney has a long history of working with Favreau which goes back to the MCU’s debut movie Iron-Man. Favreau later directed Iron-Man 2 and also was an executive producer for The Avengers. Favreau came back to Disney after Avengers with the Academy Award-winning project The Jungle Book. The celebrated director is presently busy with the live-action version of Disney’s The Lion King.




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