Jon Favreau is going from Avengers blockbusters to a galaxy far, far away. The director, actor, producer and writer will take on a
starring role by helming a series destined for
new streaming video service. While Favreau is multi-talented, his focus will be on producing and writing the unnamed show.
"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 an announcement from Lucasfilm Thursday.
Disney announced last year it was starting its own streaming service in 2019. A live-action Star Wars series is likely to be a big draw aimed at convincing viewers to sign up for yet another streaming provider.
Details and a release date for the series are yet to come.
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