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News movies & tv series 05 June 2023, 12:55

author: Kamil Kleszyk

George Lucas Came Up With This Mandalorian Name Personally; 'He Conjured It Up'

Despite the fact that George Lucas is no longer directly involved in the development of the Star Wars universe, he sometimes gives creators - as it turns out - very good ideas. One of the stars of The Mandalorian has found that out.

After Disney took possession of Lucasfilm in 2012, it seemed that George Lucas would leave the development of the brands owned by it to the new decision-makers. And indeed, the creator has retreated into the shadows, but like a loving father he continues to look after his growing child. As a result, the brilliant director is often seen behind the scenes of many productions from the Star Wars universe.

One such visit took place on the set of the second season of The Mandalorian. Interestingly, during this inconspicuous visit, the creator, as if out of the blue, came up with a name for one of the characters in the show - Axe Woves. This situation was recently recalled by the actor playing this role, Simon Kassianides.

"My very first time meeting Jon [Favreau - ed. note] and Dave [Filoni], and being fitted, for Season 2…Jon and Dave looked at each other and asked if I knew how the character got his name. I just said it’s a pretty cool name. And they said that the day that George Lucas visited the set, he was sitting there and just suggested that there should be a character called Axe, quite randomly. But from that moment onwards I thought, ‘I better get my textbooks out.’ I mean humbling, right? I mean, you’re involved in something like that. And you realize that the guy conjured up this really cool name. You know just that it adds to it all," he revealed in an interview with The Holo Files.

George Lucas Came Up With This Mandalorian Name Personally; He Conjured It Up - picture #1
Source: Mandalorian, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, 2019.

Although Kassianides claims that the name Axe came about by accident, the truth may be quite different. As ScreenRant rightly points out, the Mandalorians to some extent reflect the Vikings, and, as we know from history lessons, Nordic warriors often used axes. Lucas' passion for anthropology is therefore strongly evident in his proposal for the character's name.

Also noteworthy is the fact that the legendary director still enjoys respect among the current filmmakers, who follow the master's guidance.

Finally, let's recall that all the so far released seasons of The Mandalorian can be watched on Disney+.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

An introvert by nature. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanism than to the sciences. Instead of exercises in maths, he preferred shutting himself up in his world and inventing new stories of his favorite anime – Dragon Ball. After years of study came a time of stagnation, which he preferred to call "searching for purpose." Looking out for destiny during the 58th screening of his beloved Die Hard, he decided – like John McCLane – to fight for a better future. He found the avenue to do this in Gamepressure. Since he's still a freshman in the newsroom, he doesn't have a target subject he wants to focus on yet. So, you can expect news about farming simulators, or the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. If you ever hear that playing console games and watching movies is futile – remember this story


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