At an undisclosed location somewhere in Southern California, production appears to be underway on the live-action “Star Wars” series which “Iron Man” helmer Jon Favreau is executive producing and is tipped to be one of the big original series of the Disney streaming service launching next year.
Over the past week, photos have been emerging online showing off the desert set with actors wearing dark brown jackets with hoodies. Whether actual filming has begun isn’t clear, the actors pictured could well just be camera tests and there’s been no official announcement as yet.
They say “Star Wars Rebels” showrunner Dave Filoni will direct two episodes of the first season which will mark his live-action debut. Also supposedly onboard is “Thor: The Dark World” and “Game of Thrones” helmer Alan Taylor, and it’s not clear if Favreau himself will take the helm on an episode or two rather than just write and produce.
There will reportedly be a total of five directors spread across the first season with three directing two episodes each meaning a total of eight episodes. Greig Fraser (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) will serve as cinematographer on the series which is going by the codename Project Huckleberry. This has quickly led to speculation that Werner Herzog might be involved in some capacity as the filmmaker recently confirmed he was about to be on screen in a big franchise project codenamed Huckleberry.
He won’t be the main star though as “Game of Thrones” and “Narcos” star Pedro Pascal is reportedly being eyed for the central lead role in another report on Making Star Wars. Additionally there’s talk the series will deal with the restoration of Boba Fett’s home planet of Mandalore following its fall during the Clone Wars. Pascal is currently shooting “Wonder Woman 1984” in the role of the villain who was rumored to be Ares and is now said to be Maxwell Lord.