The Force is strong with Jon Favreau, who is already planning out the specifics of his upcoming, live-action Star Wars series — including its timeline.
Favreau told Nerdist during the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” premiere that the currently-untitled show is set seven years after the Battle of Endor in “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi.”
The director said his Disney series will land between that last film in the original trilogy — starring Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill — and “The Force Awakens,” and introduce audiences to new characters within the Star Wars-verse.
That means the show will take place 23 years before “The Force Awakens,” the first installment in the latest trilogy, and four years before Rey (Daisy Ridley) was born (via Nerdist calculations).
Favreau also revealed that he will be using the same technology for the series as he did for Disney’s “The Jungle Book” in 2016 and the upcoming live-action “Lion King” remake.
The series doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but will be landing on Disney’s streaming service, which is expected to launch in late 2019. The Mouse House has said Favreau’s is one of “multiple Star Wars” projects in development for their SVOD.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in theaters May 25.