Rumour: Star Wars TV Show Plot Details And Budget Revealed

Is Jon Favreau heading back to Mandalore?

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Although still in the very early stages of development, the first details for Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars TV series have started to emerge.

According to Making Star Wars, who themselves reiterate that this is just a rumour for now, the show will be about Mandalore after the fall of the Empire, set around three years after Return of the Jedi.

The report notes that Mandalore will be thrown into turmoil by the sudden power shift in the galaxy, and the series will then set about restoring it. Of course, given we've seen a number of different ideologies from Mandalorians in The Clone Wars and Rebels, there will likely be some conflict about how it happens.

Mandalore has provided the basis for some great Star Wars characters (think Sabine Wren, Bo Katan, Boba Fett and, of course, Pre Vizsla, who was voiced by Favreau himself), and some major moments in the lore - canon or otherwise - dating back to the Old Republic, so seeing more of that world and its politics should be fascinating, and there's the potential of a few cameos too, while focusing on newcomers.

As well as the plot details, there's also been talk of how big the budget will be for the series, with The New York Times reporting that it'll have $100m for 10 episodes, which puts it in the same sort of ballpark as Game of Thrones - which is exactly where a live-action Star Wars TV show should be, really.

Making Star Wars also report that the visual effects will use the relatively new ILMxLAB technology, which allows them to see the visual effects as they shoot, meaning they'll know straight away if they got what they needed.

With Favreau currently working on The Lion King, it might be a while before this one gets underway, but the early details are nonetheless promising.

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