Last night, downtown Los Angeles was taken over by the world premiere of Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story (surprise [?] - the word on the street is very good), with seemingly every relevant celebrity on the planet packed into the El Capitan theater. But before they got to their seats, said celebrities would have to walk the dreaded red carpet.
This is where Nerdist's Dan Casey spoke with Jon Favreau, who's currently working on his own Star Wars-related project: a TV series that'll be available exclusively through Disney's as-yet-unnamed streaming service. Favreau had some interesting things to say about the gig:
Exclusive: @Jon_Favreau confirms that his live action #StarWars series takes place 7 years after Battle of Endor, between #ReturnOfTheJedi and #TheForceAwakens. Will feature all new characters, using cutting edge tech a la THE JUNGLE BOOK. Story coming to @nerdist... pic.twitter.com/iRyPS8hPDR— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) May 11, 2018
That's right - Jon Favreau's Star Wars TV series will take place directly between Return of The Jedi and JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens, seven years after the Battle of Endor. The show will feature all-new characters (huzzah!) and utilize the same sort of bleeding-edge tech currently being used to bring Favreau's "live action" The Lion King adaptation to life. That all sounds great to us!
Where might this show take us? From where I'm standing, Favreau could take the narrative literally anywhere, but I'm admittedly not all that imaginative when it comes to Star Wars stuff (all I ask is that Salacious Crumb make an appearance; I don't care what kind of narrative hoops they have to jump through in order to make it happen). This sort of speculation is better left to my Star Wars-obsessed associate, Andrew Todd, or to you, the gentle, Star Wars-loving BMD readers of the world. I encourage all of you to speculate away in the comments below.
Jon Favreau's as-yet-untitled Star Wars TV series will arrive sometime next year. Stay tuned for more as it becomes available.