Star Wars has seen success. It has also seen failure. With the current trilogy that ended in 2019, the movie franchise is still staying strong on the beliefs of its executives at Lucasfilm. The problem with Star Wars is something so simple, yet difficult. These stories have moved past being the cultural propaganda of Star Wars but are rather now a Tom and Jerry situation.
Star Wars has long changed since then. With the introduction of Disney+, the franchise may have just revived itself for the greater good. The streaming platform gave way to The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch. Star Wars Visions (Anime Style) and the recently concluded The Book of Boba Fett.
The reason these shows are a success is because of one man. He is Disney’s biggest creator and literally began the Marvel Cinematic Universe too. He is Jon Favreau.
He played key roles with his genius writing on many TV shows and movies. See the Mandalorian, for example. He built a story out of a character that didn’t have much to say in the Lucas franchise. With the gray and bloody story of Din Djarin, there wasn’t much conflict until Grogu came. His name wasn’t revealed until Season 2, though, but you get the point.
Favreau’s attention to such characters comes at a time when the world is struggling to adapt to these cultural stigmas, too. It is like a huge HR move on the part of Favreau to build stories that change lives.
The Mandalorian was the first long-form show that Lucasfilm made for Disney+ more than two years ago, and it’s still going strong. Din Djarin’s intergalactic adventure was a hit from the start thanks to the help of Jon Favreau. At the start of the streamer’s service, it was the prime release for Disney+ at launch, racking up a lot of viewers and good reviews.
In The Mandalorian, Favreau teamed up with Lucasfilm, which made him a household name in the entertainment world. He had the chance to expand Star Wars’ storyline outside of the movies.
It’s the same thing he did with Star Wars as he did with the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2. He now has credits on two of the most popular pop culture franchises.
Favreau also wrote and created all seven chapters of The Book of Boba Fett, and he doesn’t look like he’s done with this world yet. In a new report, it’s been said that Favreau will be working with the company behind the galaxy far, far away for a long time.
Puck News‘ Matthew Belloni has written a new report about The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau’s contracts with Lucasfilm and Disney. Twitter user @XKateBishopX found the report on Twitter and found out more about it.
I had no idea that Jon Favreau only signed on to do 1 series of The Mandalorian for Disney+
— XRBishop (@XKateBishopX) February 27, 2022
In the beginning, Favreau and Lucasfilm were said to have agreed to just one season of the original Disney+ Star Wars show. Following the success of Season 1, the two parties signed an “insane” deal for Favreau to keep working on projects for the galaxy far, far away. They agreed to his current contract, which includes a lot of bonuses and incentives for writing and directing Star Wars episodes.
Belloni thinks it’s unlikely that Favreau is getting royalties from sales of The Mandalorian merchandise, despite the huge deal.
It’s clear from this report that Jon Favreau won’t be leaving the Star Wars story line any time soon.
Initially, the Iron Man director was just in charge of the first eight chapters of The Mandalorian. Since then, he’s been a part of almost every Disney+ movie or TV show that has come out since then. He is already an executive producer for Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka series. It’s not clear how many episodes he will direct and write, but that shouldn’t be the last time fans see him in this universe.
When he played Paz Vizsla in one chapter of both of his first two shows, Favreau had a big impact. This new contact only shows how much of an impact he will still have on Lucasfilm’s plans to move into episodic stories on Disney+.
Fans can expect to see John Favreau’s name in the credits of future Star Wars movies for a very long time.
A lot of the stories from The Mandalorian and the Book of Boba Fett are now on Disney+, so you can watch them right now.