Report: Jon Favreau Signed "Insane" Contract With Lucasfilm
It has been no secret that Disney has been pleased with the results of their venture into streaming with Star Wars on Disney+ following the success of season one of The Mandalorian. With many new shows announced and some even debuting this year like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and The Bad Batch season 2, it is clear that the (at least near) future of the franchise resides on the streaming platform.
According to a report from Puck, Jon Favreau was able to secure a nice contract in the wake of creating the series that set them on this path:
"Sure, there are exceptions. Favreau originally signed on to do just one season of The Mandalorian, so when it became Disney+'s signature series, he extracted an insane deal to continue, with all kinds of bonuses and incentives for writing or directing individual episodes. But I'm betting even Favreau doesn't get a cut of the show's merchandise revenue, meaning Disney likely doesn't share the windfall from my kid's many Baby Yoda T-shirts and PJs with the guy who, along with Filoni, actually created the character."
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