'Iron Man's Jon Favreau to executive produce and write a live-action 'Star Wars' series

Lucasfilm has exciting news: they have tapped "Iron Man's Jon Favreau to write and produce an upcoming live-action "Star Wars" show.

Brittany King

Jon Favreau has a lot on his plate. 


Lucasfilm announced on Thursday morning that the Emmy-nominated producer and actor has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney's new streaming platform which is expected to launch in 2019.


Favreau is known to be a massive Star Wars fan and played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story


If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldnt have believed you. I cant wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.

"I couldnt 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."


Favreau is no stranger to Disney. Their relationship extends back more than a decade when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios.


He also directed and produced Disney's The Jungle Book and is currently in production on Disneys highly anticipated reimagined The Lion King which is slated for a 2019 release.


The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not have a release date as of yet.

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