When Jon Favreau was growing up, he was a big, big Star Wars fan. In fact, Favreau learned a lot about cinematic history through watching the original, something that helped spark his interest in becoming a filmmaker himself. So, as you can imagine, he’s beyond thrilled to be getting the opportunity to be the creator and showrunner for the first-ever live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Favreau told us he loves the idea of bringing a Star Wars story to life in serialized form, because that appeals to the old-school movie geek in him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jon Favreau)

Star Wars: The Mandalorian is now streaming on the new Disney+ service.

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