Not much has been known about Jon Favreau’s Star Wars series. He’s writing/producing it, and the series takes place roughly 7 years after Return of the Jedi. Now, Making Star Wars has debuted these images of the set.
The images seem to show a desert setting; could be Tatooine, Jakku, or a new sandy system, with arch ways being constructed. Along with that are more tall, unfinished sets and what appears to be a rock mold for the layout. See below:
Personally if this is going where I think it is, the show could have a number of different stories and settings. Maybe in a Twilight Zone sense, with one contained story per episode. Or, what I believe, a 2-6 episode arc for different characters. These photos could show a Hutt palace and Sail Barge, a Force Temple, or a modern life on a planet that turns adventurous. It’s all up to Favreau, who was also spotted on the set:
Favreau Takes His Talent to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Favreau has done amazing work from his largest outings with Iron Man and The Jungle Book, to his smaller stories like Chef. He’s become a clear favorite of Disney, also set to helm The Lion King remake next year. He’s bound to do well for Star Wars. He’s been a fan since he was a kid, like most of us. He once stated: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”
Of course after seeing Favreau in this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, it’s possible after seeing a few familiar faces he could write arcs for original characters. If this is Tatooine in the set photos and the series is after Return of the Jedi, could we see Boba Fett escape the Sarlacc Pit at last and make his way to a near by saloon (which they could be building in the set photos)? Time will tell.
With an estimated production budget of $100 Million, the show will have no problem delivering the incredible effects, both practical and CG, that Star Wars is known for. The Series is due around fall 2019 on the Disney Streaming Service.