The official Star Wars website has updated with an announcement that Jon Favreau has been confirmed as the executive producer and writer for a live-action Star Wars series that will be released exclusively on Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Those who are unaware, Jon Favreau, has worked on several Marvel films that are apart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the past. He has also worked on some Star Wars productions such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy, had this to say about his inclusion on the project.
“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “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.”
Jon Favreau also had some thoughts on his role in the project.
Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “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.”
Source: Star Wars