It’s been known since March that Marvel Cinematic Universe mainstay Jon Favreau (director of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, executive producer of The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Age of Ultron and recurring Iron Man/Spider-Man ancillary character Happy Hogan) would be tackling both writing and executive producer duties on an original, live-action scripted Star Wars TV series for the upcoming Disney streaming service (set to launch in late 2019) and now we finally know its name/premise: The Mandalorian.
“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 said on his Instagram account.
Favreau seems like the perfect choice for The Mandalorian. Not only is his excitement for the project infectious:
“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,” he said in a statement. “I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”
But it isn’t his first activity in a galaxy far, far away either. The 51-year-old actor-director-producer had performances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series (voice of Pre Vizsla, a Mandalorian character) and in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Can The Mandalorian fill the big Duraplast armored helmet and Mitrinomon Z-6 Jet Pack of his bounty hunter predecessors, Jango and Boba Fett? Sound off in the comments.