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03-09-2018

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If you needed another reminder that there will continue to be Star Wars media even after you're dead, here's a television show announcement for you. Lucasfilm today confirmed that Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man, The Jungle Book and Chef will "executive produce and write" a new live-action Star Wars series for Disney's online streaming platform.

As with most of these recent Star Wars projects announced by Lucasfilm, including a trilogy with Rian Johnson and an unspecified number of films from the showrunners of Game of Thrones, no plot details are known—alls we know is that these filmmakers are really excited to be making Star Wars stuff.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, in continuing her pattern of only hiring white dudes for these jobs, said in a statement:

“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.”

Favreau states:

“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.”

Star Wars will soon be so money that it won't even know it. Favreau is no stranger to the galaxy far, far away, having voice roles in animated series The Clone Wars and a role as a CGI alien in the upcoming Solo. In the meantime, Favreau is hard at work on the 2019 remake of The Lion King.

Jon Favreau to Executive Produce and Write Live-Action Star Wars Series [StarWars.com]

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