The reverberations from the WGA strike have been all across Hollywood, and are starting to make their presence felt at Lucasfilm and Disney. According to a new Deadline report, Lucasfilm is likely to push the production start date for Star Wars: The Mandalorian season 4. While the season has not officially been announced by Lucasfilm, Jon Favreau has indicated in the recent past that the scripts for season 4 were completed.
The production was supposedly going to start in September, but Deadline is saying that this will most likely be pushed back.
Typically during a WGA strike, there is no writer present on set. All writing work halts. Additionally, picketing often interrupts production as teamsters and crew members refuse to cross, which is what recently happened with fellow Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again. The writers strike, which started May 2, is entering its third week.
If filming were to start on season four, Favreau, who is the showrunner of the series in addition to being a writer, would find himself in hot water with the WGA. Even though the scripts were completed this past Spring, other job duties Favreau might have such as minor dialogue or narration changes, would not be allowed in his role as producer and showrunner of the series, since he is a member of the WGA.
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