Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — Jon Favreau gave some more insight into the scale of his forthcoming Disney Plus “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” at Variety's Entertainment & Technology summit.
The prolific multi-hyphenate likened the series, which takes place after the events of “Return of the Jedi,” to the original George Lucas trilogy in terms of scale and tone.
“For 'Star Wars,' the question was how do we make it feel like 'Stars Wars,' how can I tell a story set in this particular time…what's this gritty world?” Favreau began. “The original 'Star Wars' movies were a bit more intimate, character driven. In many ways this follows the structure of a television show in that we don't have an endless budget and it's served by the scale of the original films which isn't the big, huge blockbuster movies you see on the big screen all the time. We are using technology that makes best use of that scale and part of what we're exploring is using game engine, real-time rendering.”
Favreau is having a busy 2019, to say the least. He directed one of the biggest movies of the year with “The Lion King,” debuted his Netflix cooking series “The Chef Show” … — Will Thorne/@Variety