I’ve always been a Jon Favreau fan. Ever since he hosted Dinner for Five on IFC. Granted Swingers doesn’t really hold up. But Made and Chef are both solid. Plus the Marvel comics universe – which is superior to the DCU (suck it) – wouldn’t be what it is if Favreau didn’t hit Iron Man out of the park. So thank you for that, Jon Favreau!
Which bring us to today’s news. Favs is producing a new live action Star Wars series.
Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”
Exciting news for Star Wars fans! Not so much for social justice warriors.
You see, besides being a white-American, Favreau is also a penis-American. And they announced this on International Women’s Day?
It trended on Twitter and everything.
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that the Iron Man and Jungle Book director will write and executive produce a new live-action Star Wars series. While few are doubting Favreau’s abilities, a lot of people are disappointed that another straight, white male will oversee a Star Wars project.
On the one hand, Jon Favreau is a proven blockbuster filmmaker with a strong command of fantasy storytelling.
On the other hand, announcing that another straight white dude is helming a Star Wars project ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY is… not great.https://t.co/cYeU7eGIyk
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) March 8, 2018
Oh look more white dudes writing for Star Wars!
— (((Chris Sedor))) (@ChrisSedor) March 8, 2018
Please PLEASE fill your episode directors chairs and writer’s room with women, POC, and LGBT people for this project. TRY.
— Klaudia Amenábar #SWRepMatters (@kaludiasays) March 8, 2018
I'm excited by this news, but Lucasfilm really needs to announce someone working on their shows at this level that isn't a white dude fast. https://t.co/rCHkXQX9mK
— Bryan Young (@swankmotron) March 8, 2018
Lucasfilm celebrating #InternationalWomensday by giving Jon Favreau a Star Wars trilogy is a weird choice. Is Kathy Kennedy trolling us?
— Neil Miller™ (@rejects) March 8, 2018
Let me let you in on a secret. I actually hate “five random idiots said a thing” as stories. Except idiots complaining spreads faster than herpes. Originally I passed on Chris Pratt’s PrayerGateGhaziPalozza (see Chris Pratt Offers Kevin Smith Prayers, So Of Course the Internet Attacks and Kevin Smith Survives Heart Attack, Defends Chris Pratt Praying for Him). I saw a bunch of randos doing the anti-Christian bigotry, and shrugged my shoulders. Outlets like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter wrote serious posts about it. PrayerGateGhaziPalozza became a thing, and a thing that needed pushback. Or at the very least, scorn and ridicule. Idiots will continue to idiot until told they’re idiots. I guess it’s the law of the digital jungle.
In this case, the “story” made Twitter moments with only three idiots listed. I had to find two extra idiots to round it out. But because it trended, this is what the story is going to be about. Not about a great director who will do justice to the franchise. About “the internet” being pissed because the director pees standing up. And likes mayonnaise on his sammiches.
SJWs ruin everything.