Although Jon Favreau is an experienced director, having helmed such successful movies as Iron Man (2008) and The Jungle Book (2016), joining a franchise as big as Star Wars isn’t easy for anybody. That’s why when George Lucas offered Favreau advice for the upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian, it was happily received.
“The one thing [George Lucas] said to me was, 'Remember, Jon, the real audience for all stories and all myths is the kids that are coming of age,' because he’s really a Joseph Campbell adherent," Favreau said. "We enjoy the stories as adults, but, really, storytelling is about imparting the wisdom of the previous generations on to the children who are becoming adults, and giving them a context for how to behave and how to learn the lessons of the past without making the mistakes on their own.”
Though the Star Wars creator doesn’t have control of Lucasfilm anymore, it's clear that the franchise still aims to adhere to the same storytelling principles that were established back in 1977.