Various bits of “Star Wars” related news today, starting with filmmaker Jon Favreau.
Favreau, who is serving as showrunner on the upcoming “The Mandalorian” series, recently spoke with ET Online during which he gave a shoutout to the weird cult TV production “The Star Wars Holiday Special”.
In fact, he suggests he might try to bring the special back via the Disney+ streaming service:
“I was the one who was bringing The Holiday Special to the table, that’s my generation. I love The Holiday Special – certain sequences more than others – but I love the introduction of Boba Fett and that rifle that he had. That animated piece still holds up. It’s pretty cool. I draw inspiration from that. I would love to do a Holiday Special. If you want to see a Holiday Special, let Disney+ know.”
Another filmmaker closely associated with the franchise these days is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson whom we know will be returning for a new trilogy focusing on an original group of characters.
Just when that trilogy will get underway though is unclear, and whilst talking up his new film “Knives Out” this week with The Evening Standard, he suggests it’s still a long way off as Lucasfilm is still figuring out what to do with their film plans:
“The truth is they’re still figuring out their schedule, their game plan, so if it’s possible for me to squeeze in another film before or while working on that, I will.”
In terms of a more questionable rumor, SW Unity is reporting that Disney and Lucasfilm is developing a spin-off based on “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and more specifically “some kind of underworld series dealing with the Crimson Dawn and other scoundrels sounds the most likely”.
“Star Wars” is about to come back in a big way with the premiere of “The Mandalorian” series when the Disney+ service launches on November 12th, the release of the AAA game title “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” on November 15th, and the release of the J.J. Abrams-directed film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” on December 20th.