In March, it was announced that Iron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau was developing a new live-action Star Wars TV show. The show will premiere on Disney’s upcoming streaming platform and now Favreau has revealed some more details about it.
Favreau was speaking at the premiere of the new spin-off movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, in which he has a voice role. The actor and filmmaker stated that the show will be set seven years after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi, and would feature new characters. The news comes via Nerdist, who also stated that the show will feature the same digital technology used for the animal characters in The Jungle Book.
Although the Star Wars show doesn’t have a premiere date yet, Disney’s streaming service is set to launch in 2019. The series was first announced in November, and in February Disney boss Bob Iger revealed that there were “several” shows in development.
Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy previously stated that Favreau will bring “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.”
A Star Wars live-action show was in development for several years prior to Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012. Star Wars creator George Lucas was planning a series called Underworld that was to take place between Episode III and Episode IV, and reportedly 50 scripts were written before Disney canceled the project.
In related news, the first Twitter reactions from the Solo premiere are now online. You can check out Gamespot’s wrap-up of them here.
Author Dan Auty
Original Post by GameSpot