George Lucas Makes a Surprise Visit to the set of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian

The maker drops in to catch production on Dave Filoni’s pilot episode

Like many of us, even Jon Favreau can’t get a day off work for his birthday. The writer/director has been tireless in his efforts to bring the first-ever Star Wars live-action television series to the new Disney Streaming Service meaning there truly is no rest for the wicked.

George Lucas Makes a Surprise Visit to the set of Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian

Production on The Mandalorian‘s pilot episode has been underway for several days now and Favreau has been teasing us with fantastical images of weapons and accessories from the set. However, with the considerable workload mounting on his shoulders, the visionary just can’t get a day off. So, imagine his surprise when a friendly face popped in to wish him many happy returns of the day. And that friendly face belonged to none other than the maker of the franchise himself…George Lucas.

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The originator of the Star Wars universe posed for photographs and wished Favreau a very happy birthday before being reunited with long-time friend and protégé Dave Filoni who was busy fulfilling his duties as the episodes’ director.

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George Lucas has been getting around of late. Not only did he pop in for a day’s filming on the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story alongside his friend and director Ron Howard, but he has now taken to dropping in on every Star Wars project being produced behind closed doors at Lucasfilm.

It is most refreshing to see the originator of the saga still taking an interest in the franchise he launched way back in 1977. His continued involvement serves as the perfect reminder to the fans that the maker still has a keen interest in all things Star Wars.

The Force will always be with him.


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