Following the release of five Star Wars movies in just four years, things have now slowed down for the franchise. There’s no news of another movie, and production is yet to start on the upcoming Obi-Wan and Cassian Andor shows. Luckily, fans have the second season of the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian to look forward to next month. Now star Pedro Pascal and showrunner Jon Favreau have spoken about the future of the series, and whether we will ever see a big-screen version.
In an interview with Variety, Pascal admitted that while the show’s stunning visuals would look great at the theater, he was cautious about changing what makes The Mandalorian so good. “I think that the work is so beautiful that I would love for that to be held by a big screen experience,” he said. “But it seems to work so well [on TV] that also I’m not sure it’s something that I would want corrupted by any kind of change, you know? I mean, I certainly know that the challenge can be met. It’s not like these people don’t have the experience. If anybody can do it, they can!”
Favreau stated that the media landscape has shifted so much that the difference between movies and streaming was no longer an obvious one. “The line is blurring now,” he said. “Things that you would have only seen in the movie theater, you’re seeing on streaming, and I think it could go the other way as well. We’re definitely open to [a movie], and excited to see where the story leads us and have that flexibility–because there’s no rulebook now.”