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    Jon Favreau Appointed Showrunner on Live-Action Star Wars TV Series

    By | March 8th, 2018
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    The official Star Wars website has declared that Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) will be the executive producer and head writer on the forthcoming live-action Star Wars TV series, which will be exclusive to the planned Disney streaming service.

    Favreau said, “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.” Favreau previously voiced the Mandalorian Pre Vizsla on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and is also voicing an alien in Solo: A Star Wars Story (out May 25). Favreau’s film project as director is a CG remake of The Lion King, due for release on July 19, 2019, and he is also reprising the role of Happy Hogan in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.

    The untitled Star Wars series does not yet have a release date, though the Disney streaming service is expected to launch by the end of 2019, the same year J.J. Abrams concludes the sequel trilogy with Episode IX. This TV show is one of many plans Disney have exploring the galaxy beyond the Skywalker Saga, including a new film trilogy that will be begun by The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson, and another film series written by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. As always, stick around with Multiversity Comics for more coverage of these projects, and the boundless source material they’ll provide for comic books.

    Christopher Chiu-Tabet

    Chris is a writer from London on the autistic spectrum, who enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, games as well as history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic. He also writes for Nerdy POC.