Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney's new direct-to-consumer platform.
Disney is readying a streaming service to compete with Netflix, and "Star Wars" will be a major component.
"Jon brings the ideal mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe", said Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president, in a statement.
Favreau will be serving as the writer and executive producer of the upcoming series, which will be one of the keys to the success of Disney's yet unnamed streaming service. He was the director of both Iron Man and Iron Man 2 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to his appearances in Marvel films, he's known for memorable roles over the years in projects like "Chef" (which he also directed), "The Break Up", and "Swingers".
Disney has previously announced that "The Last Jedi" writer-director Rian Johnson is developing a new "Star Wars" film trilogy, and that "Game of Thrones" creators will write and produce a separate series of "Star Wars" films.
Disney has released a video that showcases the construction being done on the company's upcoming "Star Wars"-themed lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World".
Favreau can't wait to start the "exciting adventure". He is now in production on Disney's highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.
A release date for the untitled "Star Wars" live-action series has not been announced.
He picked the Cats over Alabama and Mississippi State and is Calipari's first commitment in the 2019 recruiting class. Jeffries was also offered a scholarship by Kansas, Texas A&M and Memphis , among others.
Ronda Rousey is not now backstage, despite WWE announcing her for every RAW until WrestleMania last week. Roman continued to get in his face, and Vince invited Roman to his office as the show went to commercial.
He said the company is "ready to support law enforcement authorities with any information needed for their investigation". The drivers in the present incident have violated the terms of the agreement that Uber signs with its driver-partners.
The film is high of action and thrill, demanding the actors to work hard on their physical and mental fitness. "It's been rough. Bachchan is shooting for the upcoming Yash Raj Films production, which also stars Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif alongside him.
Relations have been deteriorating since 2007 when years of talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear programme broke down. That doesn't seem to be the case here - this South Korean-brokered meeting has come somewhat out of the blue.
After the verdict, members of Sri Rama Sene celebrated by bursting crackers and distributing candies at Arya Samaj. The 3rd Judicial Magistrate of First Class Court in Mangaluru acquitted all accused citing lack of evidence.
Wyatt wants to make a mark in the T20I Tri-Series and for that she has a special bat which she will be using for the first time. Wyatt had also congratulated Kohli when the latter tied the knot with Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in December 2017.
With no symptoms and central vision lasting till last stage of glaucoma, people don't realise they are having the disease. However, the condition is symptomless in its early stages, and a regular eye test is the only way to detect it.
In the Eastern Conference, guard #Demar Derozan of the Toronto Raptors was named Player of the Week for the second straight week. Lillard averaged 34.7 points per game over that stretch, shooting almost 47% from the field and 56.3% from 3-point range.
Earlier on Tuesday, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann labelled Shorten "shifty" for claiming the proposal was not a tax increase. If this dividend was the person's only income, they would be below the tax-free threshold and not have an income tax bill.
Tokyo stocks close higher as softer yen lifts exporters
The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 354.83 points, or 1.65 percent, to end at 21,824.03, after gaining 101.13 points on Friday. US stocks are set for a solid opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures headed for gains of 0.2 percent.
Logan Capital Management Inc. Grows Holdings in Fastenal
Baird restated a "buy" rating and issued a $57.00 price target on shares of Fastenal in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. It dropped, as 41 investors sold FISV shares while 269 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes.
China votes to allow Xi Jinping to rule for life
While Xi will maintain his opposition to Taiwan independence, and his promotion of unification as the top priorities in his Taiwan policy, he is expected to exert further pressure on Taiwan, Chang forecast.
Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to ZenFone 4 Pro
The device has managed to score 1518 points in the single-core test, while its multi-core test score is 5386 points. As reported previously , the device received its Wi-Fi certification and now it has been spotted on Geekbench.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Kabul
Trump, on January 29, said that he sees no basis for peace talks as long as the Taliban are "killing people left and right". Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in the Afghan capital to facilitate a reconciliation with the Taliban government.
SBI slashes monthly balance charges by 75 per cent
RBI guidelines mandate that charges for non-maintenance of minimum balance in savings bank accounts be "reasonable". The amount was also almost half of the Rs 3,586 crore the bank earned as net profit from April to September.