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Jon Favreau says The Mandalorian will pull together ALL regions of the Star Wars Saga including Legends and the animated shows

September 12th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like the future of Star Wars may – for the time being – be on the small screen.

With the first-ever live-action TV series only weeks away as The Mandalorian is due to hit Disney+ on November 12th, we’re wondering what exactly to expect, given that it’s set after Return of the Jedi, a time in the Star Wars universe that is mostly unchartered until The Force Awakens arrived at least.

Now writer and producer Jon Favreau has been teasing that, while the Star Wars Saga exists in clusters – the prequels, the original trilogy, the clone wars and the Disney era – the new series may be looking to pull it all together in a way that nothing else has been able to so far.

“I don’t want to talk about anything that might be fun for people to discover,” says Favreau.

“We do have conversations. Part of what’s fun to see if we could merge the worlds of the original trilogy, the prequels, the sequels, The Clones Wars, and what’s been considered canon up to this point and what’s been considered part of Legends.

“I think this show offers an opportunity to bring in all those elements so no matter what your flavor of Star Wars ice cream you like there will be something to enjoy. But you’re asking the right questions.”

It’s an interesting response as I have long believed we may see Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars and Rebels in the series and let’s not forget that Rebels ended on a cliffhanger with Ahsoka and Sabine Wren – who was rumoured in this series a while ago (here) –  travelling into deep space to find their friend Ezra Bridger who was last seen on Grand Admiral Thrawn’s ship jumping into hyperspace… could we see this story cross into the live-action world of Star Wars?

At the time, showrunner Dave Filoni said: “One thing ends and another begins, and the story continues. That’s a saga.”

Filoni also said he would soon reveal his next project and, on the movies and shows, he said: “I think we have our own way of doing things and one of the things that we’re always attempting to do is have all of our stories be connected.” 

Well, Filoni is a producer on The Mandalorian and directed the first episode, so I’m calling it, this will be the biggest thing to happen to Star Wars since Disney took over.

What say you all? Are you looking forward to the first live-action Star Wars series? I want you all to voice off in the usual ways, folks.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy and also includes Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, Omid Abtahi as Dr Pershing, Werner Herzog,  Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow  and Taika Waititi as the voice of the droid IG-11.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….