It’s always nice to hear about the influences on Star Wars. As fans well know, George Lucas was heavily inspired by old Spaghetti westerns and Kurosawa films as he was developing the saga. But, he also mirrored his own movies, as is evident by the seemingly endless comparisons that can be drawn between the prequel and original trilogies.
In an exclusive interview with Star Wars Holocron Blog, actress Emily Swallow revealed that Jon Favreau based The Armorer’s beskar forging scenes off of Iron Man sequences
“When we were shooting [the armor crafting scene], Jon…wanted them to have the same feel as the sequences in Iron Man…I knew I was in good hands because that was just so exciting…when he’s making his armor.”
The sequences with The Armorer are critical for the development of Din Djarin, with the bangs of her equipment sending us back to Mando’s early days. The forging of beskar armor is something we haven’t scene in Star Wars before, but harkening back to similar such scenes in Iron Man was a brilliant move by Jon Favreau that effectively introduced something new while drawing from another iconic project of his own.