Disney’s New Star Wars Series Has a $100 Million Budget

Lawrence Kim
August 8, 2018

"'Star Wars' is a big world, and Disney's new streaming service affords a wonderful opportunity to tell stories that stretch out over multiple chapters", Favreau said. However, Favreau has confirmed that the series will take place seven years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, exploring the time period between the original and sequel trilogies for the first time in live-action. According to Variety, the two major Marvel blockbusters will join the live-action remake of Dumbo, a Lady and the Tramp remake, the Anna Kendrick comedy Noelle, Jon Favreau's Star Wars series, television series based on Monsters Inc. and High School Musical and more on the streaming service. Apparently there are only three more Marvel movies (all 2018 releases) heading to Netflix: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Presented only as an offhand comment rather than an official reveal, the Times reports the Star Wars series will run for 10 episodes, with an estimated budget for the series clocking in at a hefty $US100 million ($135 million), or pretty much $US10 million ($13.5 million) an episode.

Disney is gearing up to launch its own streaming service, and the Mouse House plans to leverage all its future goodies to make the service as strong as possible. The new series will deliver ten episodes for its first season, and if we're lucky, each one will be an hour long.

The series will have all new characters, as previously rumored Mandalorians Jango and Boba Fett weren't originally seen that way by George Lucas. "Marketing is about telling a story, and [Disney streaming service head Ricky Strauss'] background in that area allows us to collaborate and create new content".

More details about the streaming service could be announced Tuesday, as Disney is scheduled to report quarterly earnings after the closing bell.

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