AceShowbiz - More of "Star Wars" is coming. Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, March 8 that a live-action "Star Wars" TV series is in the works. "The Jungle Book" helmer Jon Favreau is attached as writer and executive producer of the series at Disney's upcoming 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 said. "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 also expressed his excitement to be involved in the forthcoming series. "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," the filmmaker, whose credits include "Iron Man", "Iron Man 2" and "Chef (2014)", shared. "I can't wait to embark upon this exciting adventure."
It marks the "Avengers: Infinity War" actor's return to the "Star Wars" galaxy. Prior to this, Jon lent his voice to a character named Pre Vizsla on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars". The "Spider Man: Homecoming" actor is also set to make an appearance in "Solo: A Star Wars Story", which will hit U.S. theaters on May 25.
This upcoming series also sees the reunion between Jon and Disney, who previously collaborated for "Iron Man". Jon and Disney's another project is the live-action remake of "The Lion King (2019)".
As for the "Star Wars" live-action series, which hasn't been titled yet, it still does not have a release date. Meanwhile, Disney's new streaming service is expected to be launched by the end of 2019.