Disney CEO Bob Iger earlier revealed that the company is going to focus more on its upcoming streaming service over the coming calendar year. Well, it seems like Iger wasn’t lying after all, as new reports state that the Star Wars series is reportedly set to begin its production next week.
According to Making Star Wars, the series is yet to be named and will begin filming in coastal locations next week. The fan site also shared a few pictures from the set, which seem to feature a sandy location.
Making Star Wars not only brought us the first set pictures of the series, which is being directed and written by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. Favreau can be seen in some of the set photos too.
Apart from these, the fan site also revealed some potential details about the plot. The show will reportedly feature the lives of Madalorians seven years after the events of “Return of the Jedi.”
Initially, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy sounded really excited about the Star Wars project with Favreau.
“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said 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.”
Even director/writer Favreau couldn’t believe that he had been given the opportunity to helm the project.
“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.”
However, apart from the initial announcement, very little information has been confirmed officially by either Disney or Lucasfilm. Stay tuned for more updates.