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Jon Favreau's streaming 'Star Wars' series is 'The Mandalorian'

Disney's internet video service is scheduled to launch late next year.
Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
10.03.18 in AV

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The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger (L) and actor Jon Favreau attend the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in Hollywood on May 10, 2018. Charley Gallay via Getty Images

We still don't know the name of Disney's subscription streaming service, but we do have some details for a live-action Star Wars show that will appear on it. Jon Favreau announced on Instagram that The Mandalorian is set "after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order," with a "lone gunfighter" emerging in the tradition of Jango and Boba Fett on the outer reaches of the galaxy.

Reports have indicated that the series could cost as much as $100 million to make, so the expectations are high. Other live-action shows that we could see when it launches next year are ones focusing on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters like Loki or Scarlet Witch (presumably Favreau is too busy to star in an Iron Man spin-off). We're also expecting new episodes of Star Wars: Clone Wars, so even if some of the older films aren't available right away, fans should have a few reasons to be interested when it arrives.

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