Jon Favreau to Write, Executive Produce New Live-Action Star Wars Series

Jon Favreau is making a live-action Star Wars TV show for Disney's new service

Jon Favreau is preparing to immerse himself in a galaxy far far away

Star Wars is nothing if not immersive, after all.

The highly anticipated Star Wars lands won't debut at Disneyland until 2019 and possibly a year later in Orlando's Walt Disney World.

American actor/writer/director Jon Favreau.

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So the guy has experience with the kinds of special effects necessary to bring the Star Wars universe to life.

"The Jungle Book" director Jon Favreau has signed on to write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney.

That said, we do know who is on board to executive produce and write - Jon Favreau, a key figure in Disney's Marvel cinematic universe and their forthcoming Lion King remake, has taken the job.

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For the people in the latter category, Disney is getting oh-so-close to that reality - not only in California, but in Florida at Disney World as well. "I cant wait to embark upon this exciting adventure", Favreau said in a statement. He's now prepping a "Lion King" remake to be released in 2019. "Jon brings the flawless mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe".

Favreau already has a storied relationship with the Star Wars franchise having voiced a character in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, and also has a role in the Han Solo movie launching in cinemas this summer. The Mouse likes to keep its secrets close to the vest.

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