Jon Favreau to helm new "Star Wars" series

  • Jon Favreau to helm new

Jon Favreau to helm new "Star Wars" series

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Jon Favreau is going to a galaxy far, far away. (Disney) The attraction will be known as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. "Jon brings the ideal mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe". has announced that Jon Favreau will write and executive produce a live-action Star Wars series for Disney's new streaming service. Favreau started in the film business through the indies with projects such as Swingers and Made where he starred alongside close friend and long time collaborator Vince Vaughn. So the guy has experience with the kinds of special effects necessary to bring the Star Wars universe to life. "I can't wait to embark upon this exciting adventure", Favreau said in a release from Disney.

Star Wars fans at attention - development for the newest attraction in the franchise is well underway and Disney has unveiled a sneak peek at how it's getting along.

"I couldnt be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform", Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said. It follows last month's preview of the Star Wars-themed resort, which promised "complete immersion into an authentic Star Wars story".

Now Favreau will tackle the Star Wars universe with this new live action series for Disney.