The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau confessed in a recent interview that he would love to do a Star Wars Holiday Special for Disney+.
The Star Wars Holiday Special was aired on TV a year after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope back in 1978. The Holiday Special is notorious for being one of the worst things to come out of the franchise, but it was also the first appearance of Boba Fett. Star Wars actors like Mark Hamill have openly criticized the special over the years, but that hasn’t stopped fans from watching it. Star Wars live-action will return to TV soon, with Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian on Disney+.
After many years of development, this year will finally see the debut of a live-action Star Wars television series. The Mandalorian will be one of the main shows apart of Disney+’s launch in November. At the Saturn Awards, The Mandalorian‘s Jon Favreau revealed to Entertainment Tonight’s Ash Crossan that he would love to see a new Star Wars Holiday Special come to Disney+.
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
Despite the negative perception, the Holiday Special still has its fair share of influences. In fact, The Mandalorian’s weapon in the upcoming series is inspired by the one Boba Fett used in the special. Since Disney took control of the franchise, Star Wars around the Holiday season has become a new tradition due to the film’s release dates.
Would you like to see Jon Favreau tackle a Star Wars Holiday Special for Disney+? What would you like it to be about? Sound off in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian:
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. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Disney+’s The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of the series and additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones episode director Deborah Chow.
Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian will premiere on November 12, 2019, exclusively on Disney+.
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.