The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, who has been signed on to write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney, revealed the plot of the TV series and the title, The Mandalorian.
Favreau took to Instagram and wrote, “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
Favreau, 51, whose directorial credits also includes Iron Man and Iron Man 2, will also executive produce the series which will be launched on Disneys streaming platform.
"If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldnt have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure," Favreau said in a statement.
Favreau is not a stranger to the Star Wars universe, having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
(With inputs from PTI)