Jon Favreau Is Interested In Directing A New Star Wars Holiday Special

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The Mandalorian showrunner and MCU architect Jon Favreau planted a slightly controversial flag in the ground this weekend at The Saturn Awards when he told Entertainment Tonight that he was interested in directing a brand-new Star Wars Holiday Special for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

For the uninitiated, the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978 featured–and this is not a joke–Bea Arthur working as a bartender in an alien cantina, a truly shocking amount of musical numbers, and Wookiees wearing pants. It’s easily one of the more bizarre relics of those early Star Wars day and, while some fans understandably consider its cringe factor just too high to ever really get on board with, there are others, like Favreau, who would hope to preserve its memory.

“I love the Holiday Special–certain sequences more than others,” Favreau explained to ET, “That’s my generation. I loved the introduction of Boba Fett and that rifle that he had. That animated piece still hold up; it’s pretty cool. I draw inspiration from that.”

He then, playfully, suggested that he needed to go pitch this idea to the execs at Disney+ so, while it’s best not to expect anything concrete just yet, at least the possibility is there, right?

In the meantime, Favreau’s finished project, The Mandalorian, is just around the corner, hitting Disney+ at launch on November 12. It’ll be joined with other day one content like classic Disney movies and TV shows. If you’re not in the US, don’t worry–rollout plans for international Disney+ platforms have been announced as well.

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