According to DiscussingFilm and MakingStarWars.Net, the series will take place three years after Return of the Jedi, and is said to focus on Mandalorian culture. Favreau is slated to write and direct two episodes of the series, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) helming the pilot and Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Terminator Genisys) to direct an additional episode.
However that is not the only exciting news, as apparently Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) is being courted for the lead role! The character he will be playing has yet to be revealed.
Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Frank Oz.
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD, while Star Wars: Episode IX is set to release in theatres on December 20th, 2019.