There is little doubt that Star Wars has been changing ever since Disney+ dropped the first season of The Mandalorian. The series introduced a new hero with no particular connection to the Skywalker Saga but still managed to draw new fans into the franchise. So what could it mean for the franchise when the show finally ends? Director Rick Famuyiwa has shared his thoughts on the future of Star Wars!
Rick Famuyiwa has already directed three episodes of The Mandalorian, two for the first season and one in Season 2, and is expected to be involved in the third and upcoming season of the series. So it's no surprise that he believes the show's collection of filmmakers are making a difference in Star Wars.
"One of the great things about The Mandalorian in particular was there was this group of filmmakers that came together, and kind of brought together by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni and Kathy Kennedy," Famuyiwa told StarWars.com. "But each of the filmmakers were from different perspectives and had different point of views."
"And so I've always felt that what makes The Mandalorian resonate so much is, of course, we got a very cool lead character that lots of people love, but I think also it's that there were stories being told from a perspective that, even though it was in the world of Star Wars, it was new," he continued. "It was different. It felt like what I was saying and my point of view was different than what Dave Filoni's or Taika Waititi's point of view were, than [Deborah] Chow, but that they were all part of the same storytelling. And it kind of opened up what storytelling in Star Wars could be. If you just bring in different perspectives, you find those little elements that make things new and really exciting."
Famuyiwa then pointed out that Star Wars could continue doing the same thing long after The Mandalorian has concluded.
"So I think the future of Star Wars is continuing to sort of open up those doors and continue to tell these stories from a point of view, because that's not what we've seen before," he said. "I want to continue to be a part of that storytelling, because I do think, as I was saying before, that the audience today and coming up and growing up with storytelling wants to see a different kind of thing."
It's possible that Star Wars will continue to thrive now thanks to what The Mandalorian has done. With that in mind, we're looking forward to more exciting stories from the franchise in the future.
The Mandalorian Season 3 is expected to premiere on Disney+ later this year.