As Star Wars Rebels ends, Disney is taking the TV franchise lightyears ahead. The mind behind Disney streaming’s live-action Star Wars TV series is none other than Jon Favreau, who will write and produce.
In addition to (finally) premiering the first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm is revealing all kinds of cool new details from the upcoming prequel / spinoff. Over the past week we’ve seen new images and posters, and learned quite a bit about the mysterious characters played by Emilia Clarke and Paul Bettany. With only a few months left until Solo hits theaters, a casting announcement is probably the last thing you’d expect.
As usual, Disney waited until late afternoon to make a major announcement, but it’s always nice to end the day with some awesome news. Today, it’s the full voice cast ensemble for The Lion King, Jon Favreau’s live-action (-ish) reimagining of the studio’s animated classic — and perhaps the most exciting project on their upcoming (and growing) slate of live-action remakes.