Jon Favreau is behind some of the biggest movies to ever come out like Iron Man and The Lion King, and he’s set as the showrunner for Disney+’s The Mandalorian. You’d think that he would be up for a full-on Star Wars film, but apparently he doesn’t think he has the constitution for it.
Talking to Variety, Favreau reveals that he thinks helming a full-on Star Wars movie would be too ‘overwhelming’ on his part. He says:
“To be part of Disney+ was a great opportunity for me to tell the scale of Star Wars story that I was drawn to. I don’t know what I would’ve wanted to do a Star Wars story at a huge scale because my mind—it’s overwhelming. When I worked on Marvel movies, it was Iron Man, Iron Man 2, it was a more human scale, so I like character-driven stuff that might be smaller, and I like special effects that revolve around that.”
— Variety (@Variety) November 14, 2019
Granted Favreau’s amazing track record, I have no doubt he can pull off a Star Wars movie if he wanted to, and with Lucasfilm now being more selective with directors, I’m sure they’re looking at Favreau as a likely candidate. Then again, if Favreau isn’t really passionate about a certain project, then I really wouldn’t want him to force himself. After all, there are a lot of other directors to choose from.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series depicts a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
For now, we can just enjoy Favreau’s work with The Mandalorian which is now on Disney+.