Even without GoT-makers: Star Wars keeps release date for new project

Can Jon Favreau save the franchise?

by Pierre Lorenz on November 21, 2019

In December 2022 the first Star Wars movie by the Game of Thrones makers David Benioff

and D. B. Weiss was supposed to be released in the cinemas. As we reported, they left the

Star Wars universe a few weeks ago due to other commitments. The date 2022 for a new

film still exists for Lucasfilm. According to a Roling Stone interview with Kathleen Kennedy, it

is not yet clear what the next film after Episode 9 will look like. According to many

journalists, this is exactly the point, because Kennedy is an experienced and competent

producer, but not a creative mastermind like for example Kevin Feige from Marvel. He is not

only a great expert on comic books, but also approves the cast of the films. Kennedy's

disadvantage in the creative field could now be compensated by someone completely

different, namely Mandalorian producer Jon Favreau, who, according to the Hollywood

reporter, will have a lot to say about Star Wars in the future. Many fans would probably wish

that Favreau would take up a position similar to that of Kevin Feige. In any case, he has

already gained a lot of experience, among others as director of Iron Man or the Lion King

remake. But his greatest merit for the Star Wars franchise is certainly the Mandalorian

series, which has been running on Disney+ since the beginning of November and has been

well received by fans and critics. It remains to be seen whether he will eventually take over

Kathleen Kennedy's position on Star Wars. Before that he is still busy with Jungle Book 2 and

the second season of The Mandalorian.