Jon Favreau Teases New Ride

Favreau Teases New Ride

Writer/Director Jon Favreau has firmly implanted himself in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars Universe.

Favreau debuted in the MCU as Tony Stark’s driver, Happy Hogan, in Iron Man (2008). He was also the director of the first two Iron Man movies and executive producer of all the Iron Man and Avengers films.

Jon Favreau Teases New Ride

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In 2020, he jumped to the Star Wars Universe as the creator and writer of The Mandalorian. With Season 3 coming out, Favreau made the media rounds and teased a possible new ride for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for both Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

In an interview with IMDB, Favreau said he already has an idea for a possible Mandalorian ride in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Favreau said his dream attraction would:

Probably be in the Razor Crest.  I’d do something that’s very immersive.  I’d probably do something with haptics worked in.  I’d probably use assets that we use in the Volume.  Even when you’re just sitting there in The Volume, it feels like a ride.  It’d almost be like half behind-the-scenes and half a ride.

The Volume is Industrial Light and Magic’s StageCraft Volumes, a virtual production stage that uses an LED screen for real-time effects in productions. Unlike CGI, which requires images to be put in after filming, The Volumes creates the worlds on the soundstage for the actors and production crew to see in real-time.

Favreau Teases New Ride

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With Disney CEO Bob Iger recently saying that he would like to see more Disney-owned franchises in the Parks, a Mandalorian ride could be a real possibility. Both Din Djarin and Grogu made their debuts at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World last week. Guests can interact with Mando and the Child as they freely walk around Galaxy’s Edge.

Jon Favreau Teases New Ride

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Favreau also hopes the ride can inspire a new generation of filmmakers:

I know when I was younger, I loved when they pulled the curtain back on the effects of the movies. It really made me want to do what I’m doing now, so I think that there should be an educational component, but not educational like a museum reading a plaque-educational, like, sitting here, feel this, and here’s how we did it.

A Razor Crest ride would be an exciting addition to go with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Let’s hope it happens soon.

We will continue to keep you updated on this story at Disney Fanatic.

About Rick

Rick is an avid Disney fan. He first went to Disney World in 1986 with his parents and has been hooked ever since. Rick is married to another Disney fan and is in the process of turning his two children into fans as well. When he is not creating new Disney adventures, he loves to watch the New York Yankees and hang out with his dog, Buster. In the fall, you will catch him cheering for his beloved NY Giants.

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