Jon Favreau is set to bring fans the first live-action Star Wars series when his series, The Mandalorian, debuts on the House of Mouse’s own streaming service this November. The set photos and footage we’ve seen has done nothing but build the hype for what is shaping up to be an excellent entry into a galaxy far, far away.
Favreau, who is wearing the hats of both producer and writer on the series’ production recently spoke with GQ and discussed his conversation with Star Wars creator George Lucas, and the advice Lucas gave him, you can check it out below.
“One thing he said to me was, ‘Remember, Jon, the real audience for all stories and all myths is the kids that are coming of age’, because he’s really a Joseph Campbell adherent…We enjoy the stories as adults, but really, storytelling is about imparting the wisdom of the previous generations on to the children who are becoming adults, and giving them a context for how to behave and how to learn the lessons of the past without making the mistakes on their own. That’s the hope, that you can teach them how to avoid all the hardship but garner all the wisdom.”
I see what Lucas is saying, but a good story is a good story, age matters not. Because many of us grew up watching the films, the wisdom of the Jedi was surely one aspect that was passed on to us fans, for me, most of all it opened up my imagination as what a film could, and even perhaps should be.
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