Jon Favreau’s ‘Star Wars’ Show Reveals Details, Directors
Yesterday, director Jon Favreau announced the title and log line for his upcoming live-action “Star Wars” series (slated for Disney’s new streaming service, set to launch in 2019). But today even more details have emerged about “The Mandalorian,” including the first image from the show.
According to a post on StarWars.com and reiterating what Favreau posted yesterday, “The Mandalorian” “is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” Favreau will serve as a writer and executive producer, with Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) directing the first episode. Other directors announced include Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”), Bryce Dallas Howard (whose father just directed “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) and, most excitingly, Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”). Favreau, Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson will serve as executive producers. Since little is known about the launch date of the new streaming service, it’s unclear of when the new series will air.
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