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Jon Favreau wants to make a new Star Wars Holiday Special for Disney Plus- CNET

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.”

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