During season 2 of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus some fans have started to ask if Kevin Feige was secretly producing the series. There is a lot of similarities between The Mandalorian and the path the Marvel Cinematic Universe took during it’s 10 year arc. And now a new rumour suggests that Kevin Feige has been consulting on The Mandalorian.
This information comes from Mikey Sutton over at Geekosity who has quite a good record for these sorts of scoops. According to Sutton, Feige would prefer to work in the shadows and not steal any of the limelight away from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Now obviously Favreau and Filoni are the show runners and have a deep knowledge and love of Star Wars. Heck, Dave Filoni is basically George Lucas’ adopted son.
However, if you look at this recent season, all the signs of the way Marvel built its universe are there. For me, it came when Boba Fett was introduced in Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian Season 2 (in that amazing episode Robert Rodriguez directed). There was a shot when he donned the armour, camera pointing up and slowly moving around. It screamed Iron Man entrance to me. But, I digress, let’s here what Mikey Sutton has to say down below.
Is Kevin Feige consulting on The Mandalorian?
Here’s what Mikey Sutton had to say about Kevin Feige consulting on The Mandalorian:
Yet fans and bloggers are beginning to realize how the series is following the MCU blueprint. In Season Two, Mando is obviously putting his own Avengers together, meeting a group of diverse heroes – and anti-heroes – that will eventually unite against a Big Bad, Thrawn, which is this show’s Thanos. After the polarized reaction to The Last Jedi, Disney began to grow concerned about Star Wars. While 2015’s The Force Awakens was able to reel back in fans, becoming the biggest box-office hit in U.S. history, director Rian Johnson’s polarizing 2017 sequel waved a huge red flag that something was terribly wrong. I am told that Feige was brought in to assist, to help shape the franchise’s future on Disney+.
Like Feige’s MCU movies, The Mandalorian borrows characters and elements from past and present, even from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, which was thought to be no longer canon. Feige is a lifelong Star Wars fan; he loves Star Wars more than Marvel Comics, actually, and “let the past die” is not a philosophy he agrees with.
This certainly makes sense and it does seem like Din Djarin is slowly building his own Avengers-type team. Especially with all the spin-off shows like Ahsoka Ano coming to Disney Plus.
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