The Mandalorian fight
In 2005,George Lucas began developing a live-action television series that would explore the criminal underworld of Star Wars. Producer Rick McCallum compared it to Deadwood and The Godfather, and hinted that it would involve bounty hunters. At the 2007 Toy Fair, a poster joked about upcoming Star Wars projects, with the television series represented by a photograph by Boba Fett. After 50 scripts were completed, Lucas and McCallum felt that the series would be too expensive to produce with the technology of the time, and decided to put the project on hold. In 2012, Lucas sold Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company.
Under Disney's charge, a film centered on Boba Fett was allegedly planned to be produced as part of their anthology series.
A new series was announced by Disney CEO Robert Iger during a Disney quarterly earnings call on November 9, 2017. On May 10, 2018, in an interview with Anthony Carboni at the premiere of Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jon Favreau revealed that he was halfway through writing a season script for an upcoming live action television series on Star Wars. As producer Kathleen Kennedy said, "I've been talking to him from time to time for a few years now. He had this story, and suddenly we both realized, this could not only be told in a space on television, but it could also drive technology. During an interview with Nerdist's Dan Casey at the premiere, Favreau confirmed that the series would take place seven years after the Battle of Yavin and would come with entirely new characters. Favreau also revealed that even before he got the job, he had written four scripts to show Lucasfilm what the series would look like and to ensure that his vision would reach the screen. As Favreau later told GQ Middle East, "One thing George Lucas said to me was, 'Remember, Jon, the real audience for all the stories and all the myths is that kids are growing up,' because he's really a Joseph Campbell fan. He made a conscious effort to appeal to all kinds of Star Wars fans, telling Entertainment Weekly, "Part of what's fun is seeing if we can combine the worlds of the original trilogy, the prequels, the sequels, The Clone Wars and what's considered canon up to this point and what's considered part of Legends.