Mandalorian’s Favreau: Film, Streaming Line “Blurring”
Is a Mandalorian movie coming? Who knows? Is a Mando movie possible? Jon Favreau seems to say, yes.
After a long vocational day, it’s awesome to delve into a galaxy far, far away.
Well, grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy.
Season 3 of The Mandalorian
Even as we see the hype around The Mandalorian, Season 2 growing, Variety’s Adam B. Vary just posted about shooting Season 3:
Soon enough, Pascal will slip on his character’s signature helmet once more. Executive producer and showrunner Jon Favreau told Variety that “The Mandalorian” is “on schedule” to start production on Season 3 of the series “before the end of the year” — after Pascal wraps shooting in Europe on the feature film “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” with Nicolas Cage.
“We’re operating under the assumption that we’ll be able to go forward,” Favreau said. He noted that the innovative production technique pioneered for “The Mandalorian” — with wall-sized video panels for location backdrops — puts the show in a unique position within the industry.
“We’re in very small situations and oftentimes we have a lot of characters in masks,” he said. “And we also have a lot of digital work that augments things. So we’re a show that’s probably well-equipped to be flexible based on the protocols that are emerging surrounding work restarting.”
A Mandalorian Movie?
And, Favreau weighed in on the possibility of The Mandalorian skipping from the small to big screen.
“The line is blurring now,” said Favreau. “Things that you would have only seen in the movie theater, you’re seeing on streaming, and I think it could go the other way as well.”
Whether that means Pascal’s tight-lipped bounty hunter could end up on a movie screen remains a tantalizing if uncertain possibility. Favreau said he’s in “no rush” to push the show beyond a streaming series. “But we’re definitely open to it,” he added, “and excited to see where the story leads us and have that flexibility — because there’s no rulebook now.”
Much More on the Mando
I’ve only teased five paragraphs, but there’s MUCH MORE about The Mandalorian over on Variety. Be sure to hear what Pedro Pascal had to add.