The new ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action TV show has begun production, with three big-name directors already confirmed.
Jon Favreau, director of ‘Iron Man’ and ‘The Jungle Book’, is said to be heading the project- he confirmed in an Instagram post that ‘The Mandalorian’ is indeed the name of the lead character, who dresses in the same style of Mandalorian armour as Jango Fett and Boba Fett, but is not either character, instead being a new character created exclusively for the show.
Taika Waititi, meanwhile directed the Marvel fan-favourite ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in 2017, and beforehand was famous for his indie films ‘What we do in the Shadows’ and ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’, having also directed several episodes of the hit comedy ‘The Inbetweeners’
Bryce Dallas Howard, finally, is primarily an actress-known most prominently for her roles in ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘The Help’, but has a few directing credits to her name. What’s more, she’s not the first in the family to direct ‘Star Wars’, with her father Ron Howard taking over direction of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ later in its lifespan.
The series will debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service in 2019.