Ever since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, the Star Wars universe has lost and gained a number of creative talents. Now a seasoned creator-and an old steward of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is taking a trip to a galaxy far far away.

Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book, The Lion King) is slated to produce and write a streaming series in the Star Wars universe, to debut on Disney’s new streaming service.

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“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 chimed in saying, “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.”


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