Am I Supposed to Be Excited About This?

Am I Supposed to Be Excited About This?

John Favreau woke up this morning certain he’d made a disastrous decision. 

His mouth felt like dried and tanned leather His own pulse, a staccato of agony every time his heart beat. When he opened his eyes it felt like someone had stabbed through the socket with icicles that through to the back of his skull. None of that bothered him really. He’d had hangovers before.

What scared him to the core of being was that he felt a heavy weight resting on his arm.

“Oh no, please God no,” he plead to diety unacknowledges since childhood. “Not again. Please, tell me I was stronger than that, this time.”

Favereau finally worked up the courage to look at it. His aching red eyes slid to their corners and he started inching his head to the right. He stopped as soon as he saw it, his face contorting into a rictus of horror at the sight of it.

A new contract from LucasFilm.

From Deadline: 

Lucasfilm on Tuesday broke the news of a new Star Wars film, The Mandalorian & Grogu, to be directed and produced by The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau.

Details as to the plot of the film are under wraps, but it will commence production sometime this year. In addition to Favreau, producers of the project include Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni.

“I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created,” stated Favreau on the new project. “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”

Lucasfilm’s President, Kennedy, added, “Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have ushered into Star Wars two new and beloved characters, and this new story is a perfect fit for the big screen.”The Mandalorian & Grogu leads an ongoing feature development slate at Lucasfilm that also includes films helmed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, James Mangold and Dave Filoni, as previously announced. This would set the film up as the first from the Star Wars universe to hit theaters since since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker back in 2019.

Oh, John. What were you thinking? At Star Wars Celebration last year, Favreau looked to be about as done with Star Wars as George Lucas. He remained stone-faced the entire time he was on stage. Barely said a word at all. Kathleen Kennedy for her part only mentioned his name once in passing and went on to say the name “Dave” about 3,000 times.

Favreau sleepwalked his way through the third season of The Mandalorian.  Only rousing himself at all when it was time to direct the death of Paz Vizla, the character he had been playing in the series since the first episode. Vizla went up against overwhelming odds and died fighting to the last. But in the end, he was defeated by forces that were far too vast for one man to oppose. Favreau has made protest stories before. Most notably with Chef, after he was fired by Marvel.

This feels like a move by Bob Iger. There is a certain clueless decisiveness to it I’ve come to expect from him.

I’m not at all sure why John Favreau agreed to what he knows will be an expedition to the ninth circle of hell but we will find out shortly.


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