“The story unfolded as I wrote it,” Favreau mentioned of organically constructing to the large Luke Skywalker second.
“The Mandalorian” broke the web with its Season 2 finale, which featured a cameo from Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill, through de-aging visible results know-how) that set “Star Wars” fandom right into a frenzy. With over a month of respiratory room because the Season 2 ending, “Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau joined the Writers Guild of America for an interview about scripting the Disney+ sensation. When requested if together with Luke Skywalker within the finale was “all the time a set concept from the bounce,” Favreau mentioned the choice was not as pre-planned as some followers would possibly assume
“No,” Favreau answered. “The story unfolded as I wrote it. ‘The Mandalorian’ inherits a fantastic deal from current ‘Star Wars’ tales, and after I write, that context is all the time a consideration. It turned clear that, inside the established continuity, sure issues had been prone to transpire.”
Based on Favreau’s reply, the inclusion of Luke Skywalker in “The Mandalorian” may not have been thought-about till after the present’s writers determined upon a storyline that noticed Grogu being positioned upon a seeing stone and reaching out to an unknown Jedi. After that sequence aired, many “Mandalorian” followers started speculating what Jedi would possibly present as much as save Grogu from Moff Gideon. Theories ranged from Ashoka (who appeared earlier in Season 2, performed by Rosario Dawson) to Luke Skywalker. As an alternative of planning for Luke’s return and orchestrating the storyline to construct to that second, Favreau and his workforce wrote the story and introduced in Luke when he turned accessible to make use of given the timeline of occasions.
“We now have an incredible quantity of freedom afforded to us due to the hole in time between the movies,” Favreau added when requested if he feels “penned in narratively” as a result of “The Mandalorian” is ready between George Lucas’ authentic trilogy and Disney’s sequel trilogy. “Dave Filoni and I are in fixed dialogue concerning how every story selection is impacted by, and would influence, current ‘Star Wars’ materials.”
Within the weeks after the airing of “The Mandalorian” Season 2 finale, Hamill has used Twitter to thank Favreau and Filoni for permitting him another likelihood to play Luke Skywalker. The actor wrote on December 31, “Typically the best items are essentially the most sudden and one thing you by no means realized you needed till it was given.”
“The Mandalorian” will return for Season 3 in 2022. Subsequent up for the “Star Wars” franchise is the spinoff sequence “The Ebook of Boba Fett,” which airs December 2021.