The announcement that Iron Man director Jon Favreau was working on a live-action Star Wars television series was one that was a welcome surprise by most fans of the franchise. While there is little we know of the series so far, it has been confirmed that it is set to debut on Disney's own streaming service. The first season of the series will count 10 episodes, which have been to reported to cost approximately $100 million per episode.
Fans have had their own theories and wish lists as to what Favreau's untitled Star Wars TV series could be, ranging from a focus on specific fan-favorite characters to various possible timelines of the saga. While it's been relatively quiet on the news front of Favreau's upcoming Lucasfilm project, a new rumor has surfaced online, seemingly claiming not only when the series is meant to take place, but also on which planet.
According to Star Wars fan website Making Star Wars, sources claim that Favreau's television series will be set three years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and take place on the home planet of fan-favorite character Boba Fett, Mandalore. The rumor states that the series will focus on the unrest that the planet finds itself in following the fall of the Empire, and how it can rise back up to glory.
Mandalore is a location well-known to fans of the expanded Star Wars universe. The planet is home to legendary warriors, warriors whose Mandalorian armors -- like that of Boba Fett -- have become a staple of the franchise. The Mandalorians have appeared in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, video games and novels. Notable Mandalorians include The Clone Wars' Pre Vizsla, leader of the Mandalorian Death Watch and Rebels' Sabine Wren, a fan-favorite female warrior who fought against the Empire. However, while he wore Mandalorian armor, the original Star Wars trilogy's Boba Fett is not from the planet.
The setting and story of the live action series certainly sounds like one that would be exciting for fans -- not to mention something that would necessitate such a hefty budget -- but for now, it's important to remember that this is just a rumor.
There is no launch date for Disney's streaming service as of yet, but the platform is expected to launch sometime in late 2019.If all goes according to plan, this is the time fans could expect Favreau's live actions Star Wars series to premiere.