Jon Favreau says he is surprised Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian didn't leak
Director, Writer, and Executive Director of The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau stopped by Good Morning America to clarify details surrounding The Book of Boba Fett on Monday. But you can't have Favreau on and not ask about Jedi Master Luke Skywalker flying into The Mandalorian Season 2 finale last Friday.
Fans will remember a high level of secrecy surrounding the first season of The Mandalorian. The approach seemed different with Season 2. At least, some fans thought the flooding of cameo news was intentional. It turns out that couldn't be further from the truth according to Favreau.
It was very tricky because it's very hard to keep a secret now a days, especially with Star Wars with people so curious about it. There are so many people involved in the process, with visual effects, finishing it, making it, filming at with the studios - everything. Every bit of casting leaked and we were so scared right until it aired that our surprise cameo was going to leak too. But we started off the whole series with Baby Yoda reveal, Grogu reveal. That was a secret that everyone was really blown away by.
Secrets are tough to keep with the Star Wars franchise. Many fans would say Favreau is on the money about how that helped that reveal have so much power. The same is with Luke debuting in The Mandalorian. This hold on information is similar to Favreau's admitted request to hold details about The Book of Boba Fett series until after The Mandalorian's season 2 finale aired.
"And part of that is not telling too many people, not having merchandise that is being tooled up and announced. Then to have the last episode and actually have Mark Hamill on set and using whatever technology we had available to de-age him and make him look as much as he did in the hold films.
What's interesting about Favreau's comments is how in tune crew are to the leaks and the stress those leaks cause. Also super cool to have confirmation that Mark Hamill was on set to help bring Luke to life on screen for this final episode.
The Mandalorian Season 3 is in pre-production. The project will enter production after production on The Book of Boba Fett wraps sometime early 2021. The new season of The Mandalorian will release December 25th, 2021 on Disney+.