Jon Favreau reveals title, synopsis of his Star Wars series

Meet The Mandalorian

After keeping quiet on his blossoming Star Wars project, a live-action series slated for exclusive release on Disney's forthcoming streaming service, Jon Favreau broke his silence on Wednesday. Attached to write and executive produce the series, Favreau announced the title for and offered a synopsis of the series in a post shared to his Instagram account.

Favreau uploaded a photo of a scrawl of text (yellow words set against a black background, typical Star Wars stuff) that revealed the upcoming series is called The Mandalorian

The snap reads, "After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic."  

A brief Star Wars lore lesson for those who may not understand why fans are having a mini meltdown over this reveal: The Mandalorians of Favreau's series' title refer to the people of the planet Mandalore, an Outer Rim world filled with legendary warriors who oppose the Jedi and who were under the rule of Gar Saxon during the rise of the Galactic Empire. Two of the most famous Mandalorians are the badass bounty hunter Boba Fett, who worked for both Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt at one point, and Jango Fett, Boba's so-called "Father." (Boba is actually clone of Jango, but that's another topic for another day.)

The synopsis suggests that fans might finally get to see more of Boba Fett, the badass bounty hunter who became something of a cult icon after appearing in The Empire Strikes Back, on their screens. Though it's pretty clear that Favreau's show won't follow Boba entirely, the fact that his name is mentioned to set up the series could indicate that the well-loved character may make at least a few appearances. And even if Boba doesn't pop up in The Mandalorian, James Mangold (Logan) is currently working on a standalone film all about him, so fans have that to fulfill their desires.

As for who this "lone gunfighter" could be, it's a toss-up. The Mandalorians could center around another member of the Fett family, or focus on the life of an outsider on Mandalore. Either way, the series seems to be in good hands with Favreau, who has long been immersed in the world of the Mandalorians. He previously lent his voice to Pre Vizsla, the Mandalorian Death Watch faction leader, for six episodes of the Star Wars animated series The Clone Wars

Neither Disney nor Favreau have announced when The Mandalorian will premiere. However, given that Disney's streaming service won't launch until 2019 and that production on The Mandalorian apparently only just began this week, we'll probably be waiting quite a while for it to arrive. In the meantime, we can look forward to the release Favreau's other creative endeavor: the Lion King remake featuring Beyonce and Donald Glover, scheduled to debut on July 19, 2019.