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Disney hired him to produce and write the new star wars tv show.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”

Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “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. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”

Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney’s highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.

The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date.
 

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Tv show? Dislike.

The franchise is already getting disneyfied, milking it for every dollar they can get out. Slap the Star Wars name on it and people are going to watch. Forget making actual quality content that does justice to the original productions.

Clone Wars (Show, not movie) was great. And originally wasn't interested in Rebels, but they've done some great work with the character development. So they can do well, it all depends on if Disney gives the reigns to someone who can actually do character development and is given the time to do it.
 

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Rumored to cost 100 million for 10 eps.

https://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-tv-show-setting/

We’ve known for a while now that Disney and Lucasfilm are planning to make a number of Star Wars TV series to debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service. There’s Star Wars Resistance, an anime-style animated series that is set before The Force Awakens. But more intriguingly, Iron Man director Jon Favreau is writing and producing a live-action series, which will be set years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

A new report indicates that this will be one of the most expensive shows in history, and elsewhere, a rumor claims that the live-action Star Wars TV show is going to focus on the planet Mandalore, which has never appeared in live-action before.

The New York Times reports that the live-action show “is expected to cost roughly $100 million for 10 episodes.” That would place it near the top of the list of the most expensive shows in history. The six episodes in Game of Thrones‘ upcoming final season are said to cost around $15 million each...

A new rumor from Making Star Wars, a site with a good track record when it comes to getting Star Wars scoops, claims that Favreau’s still-untitled live-action Star Wars TV series will be set on the Outer Rim planet of Mandalore. For those who aren’t fully steeped in Star Wars lore, the Mandalorians are a race of armor-clad warriors, the most famous of which is famed bounty hunter Boba Fett. The site says “when the Empire falls, Mandalore falls into a state of turmoil and the series is about restoring Mandalore to its former self and how Mandalore sways will have huge galactic ramifications.”

As for when the show will take place, that’s a bit more elusive. Favreau himself said in an interview that the show takes place seven years after the events of Return of the Jedi, but Making Star Wars says the show is set only three years after Jedi. It’s possible that’s a mistake, but they may have new intel that conflicts with Favreau’s previous timeline.

Dropping into this middle era between trilogies could please Star Wars fans who have spent countless hours combing through all of the new canonical books and comics that explore that time period, and it could be a nice companion piece for the conclusion of the Siege of Mandalore storyline that’s coming in the newly-announced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing not only an entirely new batch of characters, but a whole new visual aesthetic applied to this series to differentiate it even more from the stories set later in the timeline, and it sounds like that may be part of what’s in store for us.

Making Star Wars also says that they’ve been hearing that the show’s visual effects will be seen in-monitor on the set using technology provided by ILMxLAB. That would certainly explain a reason for the cost of the episodes, and considering that Favreau has worked extensively with visual effects-heavy productions over the past few years with movies like the Iron Man films, The Jungle Book, and the upcoming The Lion King, that approach makes sense.
 

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Can anyone explain to me why Bobba Fett is a character that people like?

:rofl: Right? His name was said ONCE in the movies. Just before Han knocked him into the sarlac pit.

Then again, Kit Fisto is another popular character/Jedi that I knew nothing about. Only remember seeing him in the movies once. EP2 when taking out 3POs head on a robot body, and getting sliced and diced by the emperor.

Kit Fisto sounds like a porn name. Maybe thats why. :rofl:
 

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And your directors

In addition, the directors for the series have been officially announced included*Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars,*Star Wars Rebels) who will be directing the first episode. Additional episodes will be directed by* Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).*The Mandalorian*will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
 
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