If you want someone to launch a sprawling, interconnected mythology underneath the Disney umbrella, then historical past has proven that Jon Favreau is your man.
Having directed the primary two installments within the Marvel Cinematic Universe by way of Iron Man and its sequel, which concerned combating exhausting to have Robert Downey Jr. solid as Tony Stark earlier than establishing the template for mixing motion and comedy that the franchise nonetheless adheres to 13 years later, Favreau’s contributions to the comedian ebook style modified blockbuster cinema without end.
After that, he arrange store at Lucasfilm and spearheaded The Mandalorian, the bedrock for which a whole small display screen Star Wars mythology can be constructed upon. The Book of Boba Fett is simply 4 days away from premiering, and in an interview with The New York Times, Favreau admitted there are similarities between the Disney Plus facet of a galaxy far, far-off, and the MCU.
“[There are] characters within the same franchise making appearances across several different properties. Star Wars is something where the audience is just as much a component as what you’re putting out there as a filmmaker. For people who didn’t grow up at that time, it’s hard to understand how starved we were for information about Star Wars. You’d buy magazines with photo spreads. You’d buy the toys and play with them. By the time Boba Fett appeared onscreen, we felt like we already knew him.”
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Plenty of would-be universes and franchises have tried to learn from the Marvel Studios playbook with various levels of success, however we’d really feel secure in saying that Star Wars isn’t going to stumble. After all, it’s bought the shared connection of Disney and Favreau, so the way forward for the beloved property seems to be in supremely secure arms.