Jon Favreau Teases Star Wars: The Mandalorian Could Bring Back Legends Characters

Star Wars: The Mandalorian marks the primary live-action TV collection within the Star Wars saga, which is ready to deal with all-new characters, however producer Jon Favreau hopes that the collection can discover methods to unite all corners of the saga, together with characters who’ve been relegated to the Legends universe of the collection’ mythology. The collection creator has already supplied numerous teases concerning the methods the collection will characteristic Easter eggs to different corners of the galaxy and, whereas he did not explicitly verify the appearances or way forward for characters like Mara Jade or Grand Admiral Thrawn, he seems ahead to followers discovering potential connections.

“I don’t want to talk about anything that might be fun for people to discover,” Favreau shared with Entertainment Weekly when requested about these characters showing. “We do have conversations. Part of what’s enjoyable to see if we might merge the worlds of the unique trilogy, the prequels, the sequels, [Star Wars:] The Clones Wars, and what’s been thought of canon up up to now and what’s been thought of a part of Legends. I feel this present gives a possibility to herald all these components so it doesn’t matter what your taste of Star Wars ice cream you want there might be one thing to take pleasure in. But you’re asking the suitable questions.”

Following the conclusion of the unique trilogy with Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, a collection of novels, comedian books, and video video games additional explored each new and acquainted characters, with the occasions of those tales being known as the “Star Wars Expanded Universe.” The occasions of the movies did not explicitly contradict these adventures, however when Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, the studio deemed the SWEU definitively non-canonical, altering its identify to the “Legends” universe.

One of the characters that debuted within the SWEU was Mara Jade, who would find yourself marrying Luke Skywalker. Another well-liked character was , who earned three novels, with the animated Star Wars Rebels bringing him into the official canon and delivering the villain additional adventures.

The success of Thrawn confirms that, whereas most of the people may not concentrate on the occasions of the Legends universe, there are a variety of nice concepts in that mythology, giving many people hope that extra components might be introduced again into the Star Wars canon.

It was not too long ago confirmed that Agents of SHIELD star Ming-Na Wen stars in The Mandalorian, however with out affirmation on her position, followers have been speculating who she could possibly be enjoying. When requested if she could possibly be enjoying a widely known character, Favreau averted confirming her position.

“We take full advantage of her acting and her action ability,” the producer confessed.


Star Wars: The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ on November 12th.

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