The Mandalorian's Jon Favreau Wants to Helm a New Star Wars Holiday Special

The infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special is almost unanimously despised by fans of the franchise. Still, despite its notorious reputation, the Holiday Special is still part of the Star Wars legacy, and now, it looks like we could get a do-over on Disney+, courtesy of The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau.

"I would love to do someday maybe on Disney+ we'll do a Holiday Special too," Favreau told Entertainment Tonight at the Saturn Awards. "Wouldn't that be wonderful? I gotta pitch that to them, we'll see. If you want to see a Holiday Special let Disney+ know."

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The Star Wars Holiday Special starred Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. In the CBS film, viewers were introduced to Chewbacca's family, as well as Boba Fett in an animated segment. However, the Holiday Special has never been released on home video.

Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The series debuts Nov. 12 on Disney+, the same date as the streaming service's official launch.

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