Disney has announced a new addition to the “Star Wars” franchise. Jon Favreau, the director of two “Iron Man” films and one of the executive producers of “Iron Man 3,” “The Avengers,” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” will be producing and writing for another “Star Wars” project this year.

'Star Wars' to become part of Disney’s new streaming app service

The new live-action series that Jon Favreau will write and produce will be released for Disney’s new streaming service. Disney announced last August that they are going to launch their own streaming app which would feature both their existing catalog and new programming.

The streaming app, which would be released in 2019, will also feature programs from their subsidiaries, such as Marvel. This means that Netflix will not be debuting Marvel shows anymore.

Favreau, the actor who plays Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not exactly a new face at Disney. He is also the director of the 2016 live-action blockbuster “The Jungle Book.” He is also set to direct the live-action version of the 1994 animated film “The Lion King." Just having Favreau’s name on the bill already makes the project more credible.

In addition to Favreau, “Game of Thrones” show-runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss will also be writing and producing for said series.

Jon Favreau not new to ‘Star Wars’

Favreau is quite familiar with the “Star Wars” universe. As a matter of fact, he has voiced the villain Pre Vizla in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” He will also provide his voice talent in the upcoming spin-off “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, commended Favreau for his producing and writing talent.

She added that they are excited about Favreau coming on board and bringing the project to life for Disney’s new streaming app service.

When asked about the project, Favreau said (according to winteriscoming.net): "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."

Job opening for ‘Star Wars’ musical scoring

John Williams recently announced that the untitled "Episode IX" would be his last project for the movie series. Ramin Djawadi, the composer behind the “Game of Thrones” opening theme, may be considered for the vacant position.

As of this writing, the live-action series has no official name or release date yet. Disney has been known to keep its secrets close to the vest.