‘Star Wars’: Jon Favreau May Have Larger Influence On Franchise’s Future

Jon Favreau, creator of The Mandalorian may have a larger influence on the future of the Star Wars franchise.

Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter released a story exploring the future of both Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy the Star Wars franchise after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters next month. Although the collection of films released under Kathleen Kennedy thus far have achieved commercial success (with the exception of Solo: A Star Wars Story), the franchise has had a history of hiring filmmakers only for them to leave the project (see Josh Trank, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Colin Trevorrow and most recently, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

THR reporters Kim Masters and Aaron Couch assert that while Kathleen Kennedy is an accomplished producer with a legendary filmography before and after George Lucas chose her to be the head of Lucasfilm, she is not a creative visionary. THR then brings up Jon Favreau as a potential candidate to have a strong influence on the future trajectory of the Star Wars franchise. Plus, his work with Disney’s remakes of both The Jungle Book and The Lion King as well as his involvement with the Marvel Cinematic Universe put him in good graces with the Mouse House.

Along with Jon Favreau, THR also mentions that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker co-producer and Lucasfilm’s Senior VP of live-action development Michelle Rejwan and Lucasfilm’s animation director Dave Filoni are part of Kathleen Kennedy’s ideal team to help spearhead the future of the franchise.

Beyond THR’s sources, all things regarding Jon Favreau, Michelle Rejwan and Dave Filoni’s future influence on the Star Wars franchise remain conjecture at this point. At the very least, Jon Favreau is currently working on season 2 of The Mandalorian and Dave Filoni remains involved with the development of animated series, having achieved success with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Resistance. 

Where do you think the future of the Star Wars franchise is headed? With two episodes of The Mandalorian currently available to stream on Disney+, do you think Jon Favreau will have a larger influence? Also, with Dave Filoni serving as a director on two episodes, will he get more involved with live-action just as much as he is with animation? Also, where does Michelle Rejwan fit into this picture? All things will become more apparent once Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, but be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian and the rest of the Star Wars franchise on both the big and small screens.

Here is the 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.”

The first two episodes of The Mandalorian are available to stream on Disney+.

Source: THR

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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