A recent rumor ignited by Daniel Richtman claims that The Mandalorian will soon experience a huge shakeup. According to Richtman, Lucasfilm wants to create a Mando-Verse (Mandalorian Universe) that feels like a superhero universe. The universe will therefore explore more about the force as a superpower and Jedi as the superheroes.
Richtman says that:
“Lucasfilm wants Mando-Verse to feel like a superhero universe so they’ll explore more about the force as a super power and Jedi as super heroes.”
Marvel President Kevin Feige has been very vocal about that his key inspiration for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is George Lucas’ Star Wars.
“And one of the great things about Star Wars and one thing that I think is great about the Marvel characters from the comics and what we try to emulate in the movies is if you’re the kind of person that wants to go see it on opening weekend, our job is to make sure you have a great time.”
Feige then went on to add,
“If you want to see it a second time, our job is to make sure there’s more there. Third, fourth, fifth time, still more there. And even the deeper you go, there’ll be things to reward you. And I learned that directly from Star Wars and from those West End Sourcebooks.”
So, does this mean that Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, and the company have to return the favor with The Mandalorian? Apparently so.
First, the Jedi are already “superheroes” as the powers they possess from the force are of the superhero quality. They have the ability to train and fight blindfolded, being able to fly through space, being able to influence people’s thoughts and not only not die but come back to life. We could go on and on with the powers that the Force grants. Force Ghost, anyone? Just how would this come across in The Mandalorian?
Transforming the Force into a known superpower and along these lines, the Jedi Order into a gathering of superheroes might be taking it only a tad excessively far, particularly when sifted through The Mandalorian. This is why Star Wars fans may wanna go lightly on their expected outrage for it was Kathleen Kennedy herself that stated Lucasfilm had no intention of following in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s footsteps.
I think there is a larger expectation that Disney has,” Kennedy told Vanity Fair. “On the other hand, though, I think that Disney is very respectful of what this is, and right from the beginning, we talked about the fragility of this form of storytelling. Because it’s something that means so much to fans that you can’t turn this into some kind of factory approach. You can’t even do what Marvel does, necessarily, where you pick characters and build new franchises around those characters. This needs to evolve differently.”
The last set of the trilogy has effectively left an awful insight with regards to the expectations of Star Wars fans that even The Mandalorian hasn’t had the option to very flush out, attempt as it might. Along these lines, giving the Star Wars universe a potential hero equation to reflect Marvel’s may not be the best move for Lucasfilm. Yet, of course, Kennedy is as yet in control over Lucasfilm and large numbers of her decisions recently have left little to be wanted. We should trust Richtman is off on this one.