'Iron Man' Director Jon Favreau Working on 'Star Wars' Live-Action Series for Disney's Streaming Service

Favreau is currently working on Disney's "Lion King" live-action adaptation.

Filmmaker and actor Jon Favreau did wonders for Marvel when he directed the first "Iron Man" movie, and now Disney is trusting him to do the same for the "Star Wars" brand.

Lucasfilm announced on Thursday that he's signed on to executive produce and write a live-action "Star Wars" series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform -- aka, a streaming service to compete with Netflix.

"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," Favreau said in a statement.

It's not Favreau's first collaboration with Lucasfilm either, though. The guy who got his start in Hollywood writing and starring in "Swingers" has already lent his voice to animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and has a role in the intergalactic brand's next big blockbuster, "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

Disney has not yet set a release date for Favreau's series. He's currently working on a live-action "Lion King" adaptation for the studio after his successful take on "The Jungle Book" in 2016.

"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."

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