LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Jon Favreau, director of the Iron Man and Jungle Book films, will write and produce a live-action Star Wars sequence for an upcoming Walt Disney Co streaming service, the company introduced on Thursday (March eight).
Favreau beforehand voiced a personality within the animated sequence Star Wars: The Clone Wars and has a task within the May 2018 movie Solo: A Star Wars Story.
He is at present producing Disney’s remake of The Lion King film.
“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,” Favreau mentioned in a press release.
“I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”
Disney is growing the Star Wars sequence for a family-oriented, direct-to-consumer streaming service it plans to launch subsequent yr because the media and theme park company goals to seize on-line viewers who are leaving conventional tv.
The new sequence doesn’t but have a release date, Disney mentioned.