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The Mandalorian Season 2 To Have Larger Scope, Jon Favreau Cites Game Of Thrones As Influence

The Mandalorian Season 2 connects to Game of Thrones how?

The Mandalorian Season 2 is less than two months from hitting Disney+. And yet, despite how close it is, there are virtually no official details. We have no trailer, and nothing really confirmed by creator Jon Favreau. But there have been plenty of rumors and buzz surrounding the upcoming season as well as the barrage of shows to follow. In fact, one such rumor came directly from us back in June.

As we reported, Lucasfilm was planning to release a whole suite of shows for Disney+. The Mandalorian Season 2 was to be the season to kickstart things that would lead into an Ahsoka series, a Boba Fett series, an Ezra/Thrawn series, and another character. The big “buzzworthy” phrase that came directly from our source was Game of Thrones. It was their main inspiration for the shows going forward. 

Our source indicated that this suite of shows could be compared to Game of Thrones. Except that, instead of it being one big show, it would be a whole bunch of them from specific perspectives that criss-cross. An equivalent would be if each house in Game of Thrones had their own series.

So, Why do I bring this up now? Well, The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau recently had an interview with EW, and he had some interesting stuff to say.

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“The new season is about introducing a larger story in the world,” Favreau said, indicating the episodes will go beyond the bounty hunter. “The stories become less isolated, yet each episode has its own flavor, and hopefully we’re bringing a lot more scope to the show.” 

“Everything gets bigger, the stakes get higher, but also the personal story between the Child and the Mandalorian develops in a way I think people will enjoy,” director Dave Filoni added. 

Now here’s the big quote here that I point to.

“As we introduce other characters, there are opportunities to follow different storylines,” Favreau said. “The world was really captivated by Game of Thrones and how that evolved as the characters followed different storylines — that’s very appealing to me as an audience member.” 

While I wouldn’t go so far as to trumpet “scoop confirmed!” for us just yet, I do think it’s notable. At the very least, we’ve known for months that Game of Thrones was being cited as an influence, and this confirms said influence. Now, we’ll just have to wait and see how Season 2 plays out.

Are you excited to hear Jon Favreau connect The Mandalorian Season 2 to Game of Thrones? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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