Back in 1978, the now-iconic Star Wars Holiday Special aired on CBS. The one-time episode curated the most bizarre assortment of skits and musical numbers performed by the entire cast of behind a galaxy far, far away. The special was so bad, that it has become a point of nostalgia for the fandom. Many have begged Lucasfilm to revive the special over the years, and now those people just might get their holiday wish.
Screen Rant reports that executive producer of The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau, recently stopped by Variety to promote the series, now available on Disney+. During the interview, the 53-year-old showrunner was asked if there was any truth to his past jokes about revamping the holiday special. Favreau said, “Oh I would definitely be interested in doing a holiday special,” adding:
“I’ve been thinking about it. It’s ready, the ideas are ready. I think it could be really fun. Not as part of this, but there’s an excitement around it because it was so fun and weird, and off and not connected to what ‘Star Wars’ was in the theater. The Mandalorian cartoon, the Boba Fett cartoon, from the holiday special was definitely a point of inspiration for what we did in the show.”
With The Mandalorian already doing so well on its home at Disney+, it seems likely that a one-off holiday special could really happen. But, to be honest, nothing can beat that guilty pleasure '70s musical.