Jon Favreau creating Star Wars drama for Disney SVOD service

Emmett Rice
March 10, 2018

Disney have confirmed that this is not somewhere fans will recognise, as they are bringing to life the new planet Batuu, which is apparently located in the Outer Rim of the galaxy.

"On the one hand, Jon Favreau is a proven blockbuster filmmaker with a strong command of fantasy storytelling".

"Jon brings the flawless mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe".

When Disney bought the Star Wars franchise in 2012 for $4 billion, some were skeptical.

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For the people in the latter category, Disney is getting oh-so-close to that reality - not only in California, but in Florida at Disney World as well. He directed Iron Man, the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Iron Man 2.

The phrase "Star Wars theme park" is enough to inspire joy in our nerdy little hearts. He kickstarted the MCU with Iron Man and has since directed Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book and is now working on The Jungle Book 2.

As of right now, Favreau's live-action Star Wars series has neither a name nor a release date, which is standard operating procedure for Disney. "I can't wait to embark upon this exciting adventure", he said.

What's more, he will voice a "cool and important alien" in the forthcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story". "I couldn't be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform", said Lucasfilm president, Kennedy. The Mouse likes to keep its secrets close to the vest.

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