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"The story turned out the way I wrote it," said Favreau of the organic structure of the great Luke Skywalker moment.

"The Mandalorian" broke the internet with its season two finale, which featured a cameo by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill, on aging visual effects technology) who sent the "Star Wars" fanatic frenzy. Jon Favreau, creator of "Mandalorian," had more than a month to breathe since the end of season two and joined the Writers Guild of America for an interview about scripting for the Disney + sensation. When asked if Luke Skywalker's inclusion in the finals was "always a firm idea of ​​the jump," Favreau said the decision wasn't as planned as some fans might think

"No," replied Favreau. “The story turned out the way I wrote it. "The Mandalorian" inherits much from existing "Star Wars" stories, and that context is always a consideration when I write. It became clear that within the established continuity, certain things were likely to happen. "

According to Favreau's response, the inclusion of Luke Skywalker on "The Mandalorian" may not have been considered until after the show's writers decided on an act of laying Grogu on a stone and reaching out to an unknown Jedi. After this sequence aired, many "Mandalorian" fans began speculating about what Jedi might show up to save Grogu from Moff Gideon. The theories ranged from Ashoka (who appeared earlier in Season 2, played by Rosario Dawson) to Luke Skywalker. Rather than planning Luke's return and orchestrating the plot to build up to that moment, Favreau and his team wrote the story and brought Luke when he was available given the timing of events.

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"We have tremendous freedom given the timing gap between films," added Favreau when asked if he felt "narrative cooped up" because "The Mandalorian" was between George Lucas & # 39; original trilogy and Disney's sequel plays trilogy. "Dave Filoni and I are constantly discussing how each story choice affects and would affect existing Star Wars material."

In the weeks after the second season finale of "The Mandalorian" aired, Hamill used Twitter to thank Favreau and Filoni for giving him another chance to play Luke Skywalker. The actor wrote on December 31st: "Sometimes the greatest gifts are the most unexpected and something you never realized you wanted until it was given."

"The Mandalorian" will return for the third season in 2022. Next up for the "Star Wars" franchise is the spin-off series "The Book of Boba Fett", which will air in December 2021.

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