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Jon Favreau to write, produce 'Star Wars' for Disney's streaming service

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MUMBAI: Jon Favreau, the man famous for being involved with the Iron Man (as director) and Avenger films (as executive producer), has agreed to write and act as the executive producer for the Star Wars series for Disney?s upcoming streaming service. In order to expand Disney?s market in OTT services, Star Wars is likely to play a major role.

"I couldn't be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform," said 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."

This is not going to be Favreau?s first venture with Disney. He directed the first two Iron Man films for Marvel and 2016's The Jungle Book, which won an academy award.  Besides, he was also associated with the production of several Avengers films. Currently, he is working on the production of Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King.

Favreau can?t wait to start the ?exciting adventure?. "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,? he told.

Disney unveiled the plans for the series back in November. The release date of the upcoming series is not confirmed yet.

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