Jon Favreau Discusses THE MANDALORIAN Addresses Boba Fett and Honoring the Traditions of STAR WARS
A lot of Star Wars fans were blown away by the first trailer that was released for The Mandaorian this weekend. This series looks so freakin’ awesome! I especially love the heavy western-themed vibe that it has.
Some fans have been wondering if fan favorite character Boba Fett would be making an appearance in the series. Well, writer, producer, and showrunner Jon Favreau was asked about Boba Fett in an interview with with Good Morning America, and this is what he said:
“Boba Fett is not one of the all-new original characters…There’s a 30-year stretch of story time that hasn’t been explored at all, except in the extended universe.”
As you can see, he doesn’t confirm or deny that Boba Fett is in the series. He just avoids the question. It would be cool and interesting if Boba Fett ended up appearing in the series in some capacity. If he does, how would you like to see him utilized?
Favreau went on to talk about how he and Dave Filoni have been working hard on trying to honor the traditions of Star Wars as they’ve been developing the series. He also told Variety that the series would be released from week to week, one episode at a time. You aren’t going to be able to binge watch it the day it launches with Disney+.
"Dave Filoni and I, who are partnering on this, we've been working so hard to try to honor the traditions of Star Wars and try to present something we would be delighted to see, as fans. Because we started a while ago, it's gonna be available, day one, on Disney+, on November [12th]. I think they're going one episode at a time, but it will be there, premiering on the platform, so if you have it, you'll get to see it," Favreau concluded.
Form what you’ve seen from The Mandalorian so far, what is getting you most excited to watch it?