New Star Wars Show Reveals First Image And Confirms Thor: Ragnarok Director

The live-action Star Wars TV show from Iron Man director Jon Favreau has officially started production, Disney announced today on its website.

Favreau is writing and executive producing the show, which takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi, and now Disney has also confirmed some of the directors for individual episodes. They include some very big names, including Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, as well as Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones).

Image credit: StarWars.com
Image credit: StarWars.com

What’s more, Disney also released the first image from The Mandalorian. The picture presumably shows the unnamed “lone gunfighter” at the heart of the story. As of yet, there is no word on who is playing this character or any others in the upcoming show.

“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,” reads the TV show’s official description.

The program will air on Disney’s new streaming service. The service launches in 2019, but it’s unclear when the new Star Wars show may arrive. It is one of “several” Star Wars shows in development.

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