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‘That Would Be The Best Cameo’: Jon Favreau Wants George Lucas To Be in The Mandalorian Season 3

Star Wars is one of the many popular franchises at present. Introduced in 1977 by George Lucas, it has a huge following, and just like any other franchise, fans are always eager to know what will happen in the future. The Mandalorian Season 3, which carries forward this legacy, is set to release in February 2023 under the Star Wars franchise. And Jin Favreau may have given us an exciting new update.

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Star Wars Franchise

Most of the details regarding the plot of the Mandalorian Season 3 are not released yet. However, a trailer of the third season, represented at the Star Wars Celebration revealed some details about the upcoming show.

The creator of this franchise, George Lucas, started working on it in the early 1970s and finally released the movie under its own production company, Lucasfilm. It was very successful with its new concept that got the attention of many science-fiction lovers.

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Stars Wars Trilogy

It broke the record for the highest-grossing movie of all time. Considering the massive success, George Lucas decided to make further sequels to the movie The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi.

Two sequels also became a hit, and Lucas decided to bring a prequel trilogy for the franchise. However, things did not go well for it. The film did not get a good reaction from fans or critics.

Starkiller and Darth Vader
Starkiller and Darth Vader duel

After this, George Lucas sold Lucasfilm, the production company of Star Wars, to Disney for a little more than $4 billion in 2012. Later the franchise kept on releasing new movies and series under Disney.

Why did George Lucas Sell Lucasfilm?

About his decision to sell the production company, Lucas said that it took him 10 years to complete the prequel trilogy. At a time when he was about to have a daughter, he wanted to spend more time with his family instead of working on the upcoming projects.

He also said that hiring someone to run the production would not have worked, as he would be required to join the production eventually. So he decided to sell the movie rights.

Star Wars Under Disney

The Mandalorian Season 3: Coming Soon.
The Mandalorian Season 3: Coming Soon

After George Lucas, Jon Favreau, and Dave Filoni took over the production and released The Mandalorian in 2019. The new series was based on a lonely bounty hunter after the fall of the Empire and the emergence of the First Order.

Another season of the series was released a year later in 2020. The series was a success, and its third season will release on Disney+in February 2023.

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A Still from the animated series

Dave Filoni has worked directly with Lucas on the animated series of Star Wars prior to its acquisition by Disney. Jow Favreau and Dave Filoni both are working on the third season of The Mandalorian, and they shared some ideas regarding it during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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George Lucas’ Possible Cameo in The Mandalorian

Star Wars is a franchise that has had several cameos in the past. Many big names have made their appearances in the franchise, but one cameo for which even creators are super excited about is that of George Lucas.

During the interview, they talked about what it would be like to have a George Lucas cameo in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian. Considering the huge number of cameos they brought in the series, they said that Lucas’ cameo would be the best of them all.

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Disney+ The Mandalorian

Dave Filoni also said that if they ever plan the cameo, then he would have to play the son of Baron Papanoida. Baron Papanoida was the chairman of one of the moons of the planet Orto Plutonia, Pantora.

George Lucas as Baron Papanoida

If George Lucas agrees to the cameo, it would not be his first time. Earlier in Star Wars Revenge of the Sith, he appeared for a short moment as Baron Papanoida. It was the first and last cameo of Lucas till now.

Making an appearance in one movie is not the only thing Lucas did for the franchise. Since Disney acquired it, he has been actively participating in the production. Favreau said during the interview that it was very fortunate to have Lucas on the set of The Mandalorian and said that he had learned a lot from him.

George Lucas’ cameo in Star Wars

Dave Filoni has also worked for a long time with Lucas as they both worked together on Star Wars animated series, The Clone Wars. Favreau also mentioned how he has learned from both of them.

Filoni, who has worked with Lucas for almost twelve years, said that he is just trying to pass on what he learned to the new projects.

George Lucas’ Effect on Star Wars Legacy

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Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian

It’s been a decade since George Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney. Even though it was he who created the whole franchise, he does not holds any right to say anything in the upcoming projects of the franchise.

However, for many projects after the Disney acquisition, Lucas has been spotted on sets of movies or shows. He is always there to consult Favreau and Filoni on anything they need. He can always give up suggestions, whether they want to incorporate them or not.

The Mandalorian Season 3

Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin in The Mandalorian
Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin in The Mandalorian

Like Favreau and Filoni, fans of the franchise are also excited to see George Lucas on screen. However, it is not confirmed if he would be appearing in the third season or not it might have some possibilities. If possible, his appearance can be in the final episodes of the series.

The Mandalorian made its debut in 2019 and is launching spinoffs and follow-ups ranging from The Book of Boba Fett to Ahsoka. Season 3 is under production and will be released in February 2023 on Disney+.

The third season will follow up the events of the Book of Boba Fett. The Mandalorian and Grogu will be traveling to Mandalore so Din Djarin can redeem himself for his transgressions of removing his helmet.

Source: EW, The Direct

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.