The Mandalorian is approved by George Lucas.
For many Star Wars fans, The Mandalorian was a return to form. The Sequel Trilogy, for many, was seen as a step down on numerous levels. And in the years since the Sequel Trilogy has launched, many have started to look back at Star Wars creator George Lucas with some rose-tinted glasses. There’s been a real fondness for the Prequel Trilogy that’s somehow surfaced. As such, there is a lot of stock that some fans put in Lucas’ opinion.
With that in mind, we can’t help but ask the question…what does George Lucas think about The Mandalorian? While the series does have its own specific tone, it does have shades of a space western that A New Hope, so you think he’s like it. In a recent interview with THR, director Dave Filoni was asked if Lucas gave any input or advice on the series.
“Not a tremendous amount,” Filoni said. “We talk about other stuff. When I talk with him, I like to get more knowledge. He’ll give me some reminders, especially before I shoot something, about how many setups I should try to get in a day, and I might rack his brain for certain things about how to cover a scene. He’s been very complimentary. I think he’s enjoyed the show, and he said once [that] now he gets to watch it as a fan and watch it as a viewer. My job is to bring that knowledge forward and pass on what I’ve learned from him in every discipline to Jon and to the creative departments.”
So, if you wondered whether or not Lucas liked The Mandalorian, it sounds like he does. However, if you’re also wondering whether or not he has had any direct influence on the show, here’s also the answer. It doesn’t look like Lucas has had any real creative input apart from some logistical advice.
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