Disney has given a little tease of what its new streaming service will offer.
On Thursday, Lucasfilm announced that “Jungle Book” and “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau will executive produce and write a live-action “Star Wars” series for Disney’s streaming platform.
There are no details or a title for the series yet, but the combination of firm news of a “Star Wars” series and someone like Favreau involved will certainly help bolster subscriptions for the streaming service.
Along with his directing credits, Favreau is also known for his acting. He recently reprised his character Happy Hogan from the “Iron Man” movies in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” In addition to his appearances in Marvel films, he’s known for memorable roles over the years in projects like “Chef” (which he also directed), “The Break Up,” and “Swingers.” Favreau will also have a role in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Disney’s streaming service will launch in 2019. Along with the upcoming live-action “Star Wars” series, there’s also a planned Marvel live-action series, as well as “High School Musical” and “Monsters Inc.” series.
On the movie side, there’s a planned “3 Men and a Baby” remake of the classic 1980s franchise and a live-action remake of Disney animated classic “Sword and the Stone.”
“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 said in a press release announcing the new show.
A release date for the untitled “Star Wars” live-action series has not been announced.