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.
“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.”
Are you excited to see Favreau join the Star Wars universe? Let us know in the comments below.