Despite the sequel trilogy coming to a close after next year’s Episode IX caps it off, Disney does not plan to stop making Star Wars content. The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is set to create his very own trilogy, and many more anthology movies like Rogue One and Solo are on the way. Something else on the horizon is the very first live-action Star Wars series being produced and written by Iron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau.
In a recent interview with Nerdist, Favreau revealed that his series takes place 7 years after Return of the Jedi and will feature all new characters.
Most of the Star Wars content we’ve been getting from Disney takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, but the huge gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens has been left mostly unfilled up to this point. It will be a great breath of fresh air to see what happened to Empire and the rest of the galaxy after the second Death Star blew during the Battle of Endor.
Favreau also stated that the series will feature all new characters, so we shouldn’t expect to see Luke, Han, or Leia popping up. While there is a chance he includes characters from Legends stories, Favreau will likely create his own heroes to be at the forefront.
The most interesting thing from the interview is the fact that the series will use the same “cutting edge tech” as the Jungle Book. This means we will likely see one or more fully CGI characters, as well as dense and fully realized CGI worlds/ environments.
Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series is set to debut on Disney’s direct to consumer streaming service sometime in the next several years. His next film, The Lion King, releases in theaters next year. He will also star as a fully CGI character, Rio Durant, in this month’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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Source: Dan Casey (Twitter)