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Jon Favreau Talks The Mandalorian Writing Process and Bringing Back Luke Skywalker

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    It's been a month since The Mandalorian season 2 came to a conclusion, and its impact is still resonating with Star Wars fans. Not only that, but the creative people behind the show are still talking about it, we are all ears when it comes to that. Last week, Jon Favreau talked to the Writer Guild of America West website about how the show came to be, and he gave very interesting answers.



    Jon Favreau is the creator and showrunner of the show, but he is also the main writer. He wrote most of the episodes of season 1, and for season 2 he wrote all of them, except Chapter 13: The Jedi. We also know that the idea for The Mandalorian is one that had been in Favreau's head since he was little, and he just reaffirmed that. Apparently, he had started working on the scripts before he even pitched them to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. About this, he said:



    But then the idea was accepted, and he started writing for real after being paired up with Dave Filoni to develop The Mandalorian, to which he had this to say:



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    About the inclusion of Luke Skywalker, he said the idea was not there from the beginning, but rather it came up as he started writing:



    It is unclear whether he means they came up with the idea while writing season 1, at the beginning of season 2, or after they had written the Ahsoka episode. In any case, this proves it is possible to write a story without having it all planned out from the beginning.



    The Mandalorian takes place in between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, so the interviewer then asked Favreau if he felt tied up in its writing because he had a limited playground in terms of the Star Wars timeline. He said:



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    Favreau went on to talk about the drawing process for The Mandalorian, which we know is something Dave Filoni has been very involved in. He said:



    Those drawings were then featured at the end of each episode, pulling back the curtain of the creative process for The Mandalorian:



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    He then talked about how they managed to bring Baby Yoda/Grogu to life:



    This answer doesn't offer a lot of new information, but hearing about Grogu's creation is always interesting in addition to understanding how nervous they were about it leaking. In an era where everybody is looking for the next scoop and learning what is going to happen in every movie or TV show in advance, we are fortunate Favreau, Filoni, and the rest of the team for preserving that surprise, no matter the cost.



    There is a lot more to the interview, but the rest of it mostly covers details of Favreau's writing process, without talking a lot about Star Wars in particular. If you are interested in that, make sure to read it here. The Mandalorian season 3 will return in 2022 at an uncertain date.



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    The creative process of the series was blessed with the experiences of Dave Filoni, a Padawan of GL, and Jon Favreau's love of Star Wars since childhood. Also, Favreau's experiences as a seasoned filmmaker. It still amazes me to know that several people believe this creative process was purely based on fan service. It was a daunting task to make a great Star Wars series in a time where Star Wars' IP was faltering. I applaud Dave and Jon for doing a great job. I look forward with great anticipation for the Book Of Boba Fett and all its critics thereafter, to say the least.
     
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    Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni's collaboration has been a perfect creative duo!
     
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