“The Mandalorian” showrunner Jon Favreau says there’s a chance fan favourites from the “Star Wars” Expanded Universe could show up in the new Disney+ series.
Though the “Star Wars” Expanded Universe was rebranded as “Legends” in 2014 and its content is no longer considered canon, it doesn’t mean writer-director-producer Favreau isn’t ruling out the addition of characters like Grand Admiral Thrawn or Mara Jade to “The Mandalorian”.
“I don’t want to talk about anything that might be fun for people to discover,” Favreau tells Entertainment Weekly, revealing he has spoken to Timothy Zahn, author of the best-selling Star Wars series of novels which introduced characters like Mara Jade and Thrawn.
“We do have conversations. Part of what’s fun to see if we could merge the worlds of the original trilogy, the prequels, the sequels, The Clone Wars, and what’s been considered canon up to this point and what’s been considered part of Legends,” he explains. “I think this show offers an opportunity to bring in all those elements so no matter what your flavour of Star Wars ice cream you like there will be something to enjoy. But you’re asking the right questions.”
“The Mandalorian” debuts on Disney+ on Nov. 12.