Jon Favreau Is Set To Start Filming The 'Star Wars' Series This Fall

Directed by Jon Favreau, the producer of Iron Man, the first live-action Star Wars series is set to begin filming in fall 2018, or at the very latest this winter. Despite the film Solo: A Star Wars Story failing to meet expectations at the box office, Disney and Lucasfilm have been undeterred from their plans to dominate pop culture all over the Universe.

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On the big screen, pending projects include Stars Wars IX, spin-offs focusing on Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a whole new trilogy of films written by the showrunners of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

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Meanwhile, Jon Favreau's series is at the top of the list on the small screen, and is scheduled for release in fall 2019 on the brand-new Disney streaming platform, whose official launch will coincide with that of the series (watch out, Netflix!).

All we know about the plot of this very first live-action series based on the Star Wars world is that it will be set between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, seven years after the Battle of Endor during the Galactic Civil War, which saw the defeat of Darth Vador and Darth Sidious, the destruction of the second Death Star and the fall of the Empire. A choice which makes sense when we look at the timeline of the Star Wars universe: these few years have yet to be explored in narrative terms. Favreau has promised the arrival of new characters and an ambiance closer to that of the original trilogy.