The retro Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978 is a polarizing part of Star Wars fandom. Let’s face it, not everyone wants to sit and watch singing Wookiees wearing Snuggies and Bea Arthur serving drinks in a cantina to a bunch of rowdy aliens hiding out from Stormtroopers.
Even actor Mark Hamill — who reprised his Luke Skywalker role for the Holiday Special — isn’t a fan.
But for Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau the Holiday Special represents a bit of nostalgia worthy of a reboot on Disney Plus.
“I love the Holiday Special — certain sequences more than others,” Favreau said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight at this weekend’s Saturn Awards. “That’s my generation. I loved the introduction of Boba Fett and that rifle that he had. That animated piece still hold up; it’s pretty cool. I draw inspiration from that.
“I would love to do a Holiday Special. I gotta pitch that to Disney Plus.”