Despite its large fanbase, there are a lot of dark days when it comes to Star Wars content. While some like to say it was the prequels, there’s no denying that there’s nothing worse than the infamous, Star Wars Holiday Special. What’s interesting though, is that Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau would actually like a stab at giving making an all-new special for Disney+.
Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Favreau said:
I would love to do, someday maybe at Disney+, we’ll do a Holiday Special too. I’ve gotta pitch that to them, you’ll see. If you want to see a holiday special, let Disney+ know.
Jon Favreau told me he wants to do a Star Wars Holiday Special on Disney+
Please let this happen 🙏🏻
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) September 16, 2019
If you know your Star Wars fandom, you’ll know that the holiday special was considered a cheap cash grab for the franchise, and it was so bad that even George Lucas himself was said to have wanted to destroy every copy that ever existed of the special.
Here’s Screen Junkies Honest Trailer take on it:
With Favreau though and his upcoming Star Wars series, I think there’s a good chance that a Holiday special could work this time around. Unlike the miniseries like Cassian Andor and Kenobi, The Mandalorian is actually an open-ended story, and it’s very possible we could get an episode having him deal with Life Day or something like that. I mean, despite all the hate, there’s still a lot of things to draw from the holiday special. Even Solo: A Star Wars Story was able to reveal that Chewbacca was the son of Attichitcuk or “Itchy” as he was known in the special.
Catch The Mandalorian when it debuts on Disney+ Nov. 12.