Jon Favreau Explains Star Wars Genres, Praises The Clone Wars

Jon Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars franchise, having created The Mandalorian for Disney+. Recently, Favreau explained how subgenres within Star Wars make it interesting to work on.

What did Jon Favreau say about Star Wars?

While speaking on the Dagobah Dispatch podcast, Favreau discussed how Star Wars projects can be anything from war movies to samurai films.

“When people think of Star Wars as a genre, it really is a number of subgenres within the Star Wars genre,” Favreau explained. “Because those were [George Lucas’] influences, so it could feel like a Western, it could feel like a World War II film, it could feel like a samurai film. And so you could push limits.”

The director went on to praise Star Wars: The Clone Wars for how it jumped between genres and said that this quality is what keeps him working on the franchise.

“Especially on The Clone Wars, they deviated into many different [genres] — to thrillers and to noir and different types of adventures and different tones,” Favreau noted. “So that’s what’s keeping us engaged and why I’m continuing my collaboration here, is because it’s never like you’re just doing one thing. There’s always room,” (via EW.)

Quite a few Star Wars projects are currently on the horizon, including the Disney+ series Ahsoka, The Acolyte, and Skeleton Crew. On the gaming side, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was recently released, while Star Wars: Hunters, Star Wars: Eclipse, and a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic are all on the horizon.