Jon Favreau's Star Wars series has just picked up steam, and fans should be all the more excited for it. During the press tour for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the director revealed where exactly in the franchise's timeline his live-action television series will take place.
Speaking with Nerdist's Dan Casey, the highly in-demand writer, producer and director revealed that his untitled Star Wars project will take place seven years after the Battle of Endor. This would place the series' timeline firmly in-between the events of The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Exclusive: @Jon_Favreau confirms that his live action #StarWars series takes place 7 years after Battle of Endor, between #ReturnOfTheJedi and #TheForceAwakens. Will feature all new characters, using cutting edge tech a la THE JUNGLE BOOK. Story coming to @nerdist... pic.twitter.com/iRyPS8hPDR— Spooky Dan Casey (@DanCasey) May 11, 2018
Not only that, Favreau also confirmed that his series will feature all-new characters, putting to rest those theories that the series would chronicle the adventures of a character fans already knew. With the fall of the Empire, the rise of the Black Order and the continuing struggles of the Rebellion, the time between Episodes VI and VII is one rife with possibilities.
The series has no official launch date yet, but it's expected to air on Disney's own streaming service, which is set to arrive sometime in late-2019.
Before we know more of Favreau's live-action Star Wars series, you will next be able to catch him in the galaxy far, far, away as one of the cast members of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters May 25.