Last month, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors that there are multiple Star Wars TV series coming to their app and promised to enlist "rather significant" talent. Now we know that Favreau will be one of them.
"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," read a press statement from Favreau, who will also be an executive producer for the series. "I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure."
This isn't the first time that Favreau got to be a part of a Star Wars entity. He served as the voice of Pre Vizsla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and is slated to appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Favreau is also well-steeped in the Disney world. In addition to directing Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and 2016's live-action version of The Jungle Book, he's listed to direct Jungle Book 2 and The Lion King. Favreau also served as an executive producer for several Marvel films, including the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4 film.
As for Star Wars, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is happy to bring him on board.
"I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform," said 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."
We can't wait either!