Jon Favreau suggests Skeleton Crew cameos in Mandalorian season 4
Star Wars creators such as Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau have never been shy about letting their projects interact with each other. It began with Ahsoka as Fulcrum in Star Wars: Rebels, then Din Djarin and Ahsoka in The Book of Boba Fett, and even a few more examples after that. That being said the number of shows and narratives in Star Wars is ever-expanding, but we have some surprising cross-overs possible in the future.
Who are Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, and why do their opinions matter?
For those who have not yet been introduced to either of these powerhouses, let it be my pleasure. We’ll start with the more well-known Jon Favreau. Best well known for his work on projects such as Iron Man, Avenger: End Game, and The Book of Boba Fett Jon Favreau is one of the leading minds behind new shows such as Skeloton Crew and The Range of the New Republic. His experience is well-complimented by that of Dave Filoni. Dave Filoni started his Star Wars journey as executive producer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and has worked on virtually every Star Wars TV series since then.
In a recent interview done by Entertainment Weekly, Filoni and Favreau explained their creative processes by saying
Favreau: “There’s so many characters in Star Wars and so many time periods that we’re often making charts of how things would intersect and how things would impact one another. But at the end of the day it just comes down to storytelling, us pitching each other ideas… We’re both writers, so we both go off and write on our own. And then we’ll contribute a scene or a punch-up. But really it’s more about getting the ideas going.”
Filoni: “We have the greatest toy box in the world in Star Wars and so many great characters. The challenge is actually not when you start. It’s where we are now, so many seasons in with Mando. So we don’t just have Star Wars history and lore that came before us. We have our own that have been built up just on The Mandalorian.”
Not only is it fun for fans to see both of their creative influences, but it is a joy to know that these two creators have a great working relationship. Also, with all their scribbles and charts, we are certain to have great overlaps that have been organically created.
Why is Skeleton Crew unique compared to other shows?
Skeleton Crew is not only set apart but a completely new set cast and characters, but also a new narrative. The amount of overlap is going to be much lower than in other projects. Favreau also explains that this show ” is for the younger generation” and “sets a different tone.” As this shows sets out in a new way with Jon Watts as one of the producers we can hope to see some of that Marvel Cinematic Universe Spiderman vibe that we got from Jon Watt’s previous work.
In terms of the Mandalorian season 4, it will be interesting to see how these two narratives end up working together. A bunch of kids without any real alignment meeting Mando and Grogu (we don’t know even who they are) is an interesting prospect. While this cameo has not been confirmed as of yet, both Jon Favreau’s and Dave Filoni’s passion for the project is a hopeful indicator of good things to come.