The Star Wars universe has always been one filled with imagination and storytelling. The vast universe has bared open every nook and cranny from its galaxy far far away for us to revel in its larger-than-life characters. We have come a long way from the desert planet of Tatooine that was introduced to us in the first Star Wars movie — A New Hope. And now we have truly come a full circle as the latest Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi takes us back to that planet to a time before A New Hope even began. However, this Disney+ world of Star Wars series started with The Mandalorian, the bounty hunter portrayed by Pedro Pascal. And now it moves forward after two successful seasons on the silver screen.
The Mandalorian’s Journey
The bounty hunter from the planet of Mandalore of the Outer Rim Territories first came on the screen on 12 November 2019. The Disney+ original series garnered critical praise and attention with its international debut. The Star Wars universe not only expanded with the new show but also focused on more character-centric stories, investing in personal storylines instead of the larger picture.
Even though the Pedro Pascal series shot the Star Wars universe in a totally new direction, it still had its ups and downs. Fans criticized the series for having a western video game feel to it. With episodes that felt like levels and characters that felt like NPCs.
However, after two successful runs on television, the series creators are now moving on to Mandalorian’s season 3. And talks of season 4 are already underway.
Jon Favreau Talks About The Mandalorian Season 4
The Disney+ and Star Wars collaboration has yielded several masterpieces and is now on its way to Andor and Ahsoka. But all of it has not overshadowed the demands of the bounty hunter who has been operating in the Outer Rim Territories by himself and going on adventures along the way.
Jon Favreau, in an interview, talks about how the series is in such a different place now than when it first began. It has given the creators a more focused way to look at things and explore personal character arcs. They are also happy about the fact that investing in a series gives them rein to regulate a story at its own pace and not constrict all of the content within two-hour screentime. Now, the series can delve into relations and tangents from the initial two seasons and follow that thread and expand more along those lines.
“When I was writing the first season of Mandalorian, I could do anything, set it anywhere. Dave [Filoni] would read it, we’d go back and forth, and I would adjust. And there it was. Now we have to figure out why there are certain Mandalorians who wear helmets, certain ones who don’t wear helmets, what’s happening on Mandalore, what’s Bo-Katan doing at the time? How does she feel about that? Where is the Darksaber?“, Favreau says. Overall, in its third and fourth seasons, the series has given the creators and narrators “a very fertile ground for imagination, for storytelling.”
Source: The Direct