Though Star Wars may be taking a hiatus when it comes to theatrical releases, Lucasfilm is pushing forward with TV. With the success of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, showrunner Jon Favreau teases that a theatrical movie could be possible down the line.
When asked by Variety about Mando possibly coming to the big screen, Favreau said:
“The line is blurring now… Things that you would have only seen in the movie theater, you’re seeing on streaming, and I think it could go the other way as well.”
While there are no solud plans now, Favreau said he was ‘definitely open to it’ and he also added that he’s ‘excited to see where the story leads us and have that flexibility — because there’s no rulebook now.’ For now though, it looks like Favreau is just happy to be developing a television show, and he says he’s in ‘no rush’ to turn the property into a film.
Though the second season of The Mandalorian isn’t out yet, Favreau and his team are already planning on starting production for Season 3. While a lot of other projects have been stuck on the ground because of the pandemic, Favreau says that the set of Mando is every unique since a lot of the characters just wear masks.
“We’re in very small situations and oftentimes we have a lot of characters in masks… And we also have a lot of digital work that augments things. So we’re a show that’s probably well-equipped to be flexible based on the protocols that are emerging surrounding work restarting.”
We don’t know when Season 3 is expected to come out, but Season 2 of The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on Oct. 30.