Second unit director on The Mandalorian Sam Hargrave says George Lucas was on set like a real visit from Yoda. Lucas may have sold Star Wars and all of Lucasfilm to Disney, but he still cares deeply about what he made. That’s why he’s appeared on several projects over the years, including Solo and The Mandalorian. If he decides to appear, that’s a big deal for the cast and crew.
Sam Hargrave recently recalled the time that George Lucas showed up The Mandalorian set. “I was there, but I mean I was working on a different stage,” says Hargrave. ‘But I got through and I saw him there. He was actually – you would have thought the real Yoda had turned up. I mean, he actually did. ‘ Lucas is pretty much the real Yoda as he is the one who created it along with the Star Wars franchise as a whole.
Sam Hargrave went on to talk about the day George Lucas stopped by and commented, “ But there were more people there that day than any other day, you know, episode of the whole season. That was like being on stage at Comic-Con where he was. It was crazy. ” The Mandalorian is praised by longtime fans for having the same feel as something George Lucas would have done in the late 1970s or early 1980s, thanks to the care taken in creating each episode, which features a lot of Easter eggs going all the way back to the original trilogy.
Part of the reason The Mandalorian George Lucas feels it’s a fact because of Dave Filoni. The two worked closely together for a number of years, and Filoni just seems to have a knack for knowing what Lucas would or wouldn’t do. In an interview last summer, Filoni was asked whether or not Lucas has provided feedback. He had this to say.
“Not a lot. We talk about other things. When I talk to him I would like to get more knowledge. He will give me some reminders, especially before I shoot anything, about how many setups I should try in a day, and I can rack his brain for certain things about how to cover a scene He was very complimentary I think he enjoyed the show and he once said [that] now he can watch it as a fan and as a spectator. My job is to bring that knowledge forward and pass on to Jon what I’ve learned from him in every discipline [Favreau] and to the creative departments. “
Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have created a whole new world with it The Mandalorian, which is now going in other directions. The Book of Boba Fett is one of the new spin-offs, along with the Ahsoka series, which Filoni is currently working on. The franchise is expanding with some fan-favorite characters, who have since met Din Djarin and Baby Grogu. As for how everything will end, Star Wars fans trust Filoni and Favreau, thanks to their respect for George Lucas. You can watch the interview with Sam Hargrave above, thanks to the Collider YouTube channel.
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