Star Wars: Jon Favreau goes for “freakier side of Star Wars” in The Mandalorian


Jon Favreau opens up about The Mandalorian and the “darker, freakier side of Star Wars” in a recent interview.

So far, Jon Favreau has said all the right things when it comes to making The Mandalorian for Star Wars. He’s trying to bring it back to George Lucas’ original vision, but with a twist of his own.

Favreau had a lengthy interiew with The Hollywood Reporter and discussed his fandom, Star Wars and everything in between.

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But we really just care about the Star Wars parts. So where are three big reveals from Favreau’s interview with THR.

Favreau sought out Lucasfilm, not the other way around

While not breaking news, Favreau was developing The Mandalorian and four episodes were ready before he brought his concept to Lucasfilm. But he wasn’t going to make it if it wasn’t just how he wanted it.

And Lucasfilm let him do it.

That says a lot of about the company and what the LFL executives thought they had in Favreau’s episodes.

The darker side of Star Wars

Even from the images and pirated videos we have seen of The Mandalorian — a tralier is expected at D23 this weekend — we could tell this would have a grittier feel than the Star Wars were are used to.

That’s what Favreau is going for, but he puts it in better words as he describes what he loves about the franchise.

"That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of Star Wars, the Mad Max aspect of Star Wars."

Expectations are high, but not AS high as the films

With The Mandalorian being one of Disney+’s flagship releases, there are a lot of expectations being put on the show. However, it’s not the same as what Favreau says is a holiday release.

It’s true because if you think what fans, LFL executives and Disney expect from The Rise of Skywalker and then what they expect from The Mandalorian, you realize they are not anywhere near each other.

There is a lot more riding on TROS than a TV series.

But it could turn into something bigger.

"But this feels to me like when we made Iron Man. It didn’t feel like the future of Marvel was resting on it, [even though] the future of Marvel was resting on it because if we failed they would have lost their characters that were collateral."

While much of the rest of the interview talks about Marvel, it’s important to note that The Mandalorian and a lot of what Favreau does talks about technology.

Watching The Mandalorian, we may not notice, but beyond the script and the actors is the importance of how he makes films and movies.

There’s been talk of the technology used in The Mandalorian up until now and I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

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The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on November 12.