Favreau On The Mandalorian, Star Wars, Storytelling & George Lucas
Meet The Maker: Favreau
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Jon Favreau tells GQ Middle East about his conversations with George Lucas ahead of the soon-to-be Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. The take-home? It’s all about being a great storyteller. [?: @whmullally] #GQME #JonFavreau #TheLionKing #TheMandalorian #GeorgeLucas #starwars
“We’re actually in the editing bay now, I have to get back there after this,” Favreau explained to GQ Middle East. “It’s looking great!”
Favreau Talked Storytelling With Lucas
As far as the storytelling behind the series, Favreau said he spoke to The Maker, himself – George Lucas.
“We had a long talk with each other,” Favreau told the magazine. “One thing he said to me was, ’remember, Jon, the real audience for all stories and all myths is the kids that are coming of age’ because he’s really a Joseph Campbell adherent.”
“We enjoy the stories as adults, but really, storytelling is about imparting the wisdom of the previous generations on to the children who are becoming adults, and giving them a context for how to behave and how to learn the lessons of the past without making the mistakes on their own.
“That’s the hope; that you can teach them how to avoid all the hardship but garner all the wisdom.”
Panel & Footage Review: Star Wars Explained
Speaking of wisdom, while we wait for Disney+ and The Mandalorian, let’s get you caught up with two breakdowns of the footage and facts revealed at last spring’s Star Wars Celebration.
Emma Fyffe Explained It All
Also enlightening, and always entertaining, Emma Fyffe gives us the lowdown and a breakdown, as well.
While I can’t say I am looking forward to The Mandalorian more than Episode IX (they’re different levels of anticipation), there’s no doubt I’ll be binging the first season as soon as it hits Disney+.
How about you? Will you subscribe? Will you watch The Mandalorian?