Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars TV series could start shooting as early as this fall for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
Omega Underground reports that while there is no official air date yet or announcements concerning anthologies centered around Kenobi or Boba Fett, filming could start this fall or winter. They also report that Lucasfilm has “an expectation it could be ready for the launch in the fall of 2019.”
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The series’ timeline has been made clear, setting it between the events of The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, though the title is still unknown.
Disney’s direct-to-consumer platform will feature Star Wars as one of its five new TV series alongside four or five original films. Disney is currently in a bidding war with Comcast over 20th Century Fox’s assets, so it is yet to be revealed what else could be on the studio’s streaming docket should it win the bid, or possibly divide the assets with Comcast.
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Favreau is familiar with the Star Wars franchise, having voiced characters in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and Solo: A Star Wars Story. He is most well known for helping kick off Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, introducing Iron Man under his direction and co-starring in the films, and later producing Avengers films for Marvel Studios.