Somebody asked either Abrams or Favreau, "hey, who came up with the idea that powerful Jedis could heal people, Rise of Skywalker or Mandalorian?" And I think the answer came back, "the idea was floating around and it was decided to use it in both." It wasn't clear where the idea came from, but it was clearly new crap they were flinging at the wall. I'm very curious what Lucas thought of that. If you want to extend the idea further, I'm sure there are "rules" about how powerful the Jedi would have to be to pull it off, how extensive the injuries could be, whether they could heal themselves or only others, how long you could wait before attempting to heal somebody, and so on. It does open the story up to a lot of scrutiny, where you could say, "wait a minute! If they could heal people, then why didn't they heal so-and-so?" So it's messy. The moment you reduce a threat in a drama, particularly a fantasy, then it starts screwing with story logic. I liked it with Baby Yoda, but seeing it in Rise of Skywalker made me wince a bit, especially when they bring back dead characters. I think that's close enough when you include reshoots and second unit shoots that it could be considered six months. In a way, it didn't matter because it was Lucas' money, but trust me, they still counted every penny. It's been said that George has never acknowledged what the "real" budget of the movies was, since he didn't have to answer to anybody except producer Rick McCallum and his own bank account. The point is that schedules are always very nebulous: I know of films where a shot or two was literally photographed just days before release, like in the editor's office or in the studio parking lot, and we were dropping it into the final master the day before the premiere or (in the case of TV) air date. Schedules these days are very fuzzy, particularly when the edit changes, and digital workflows give some people the impression you can alter anything at any time without regard to schedules. (Like Cats.) I will say this: Lucas enjoyed being frugal during production in terms of not having to build bigger sets and so on. He truly believed he was inventing new ways to shoot that were faster and more efficient than what Hollywood had been doing, and he was proud of that idea. Famously, years later he walked onto the set of one of the recent Star Wars films and was kind of appalled that they had taken up tons of space and spent an enormous amount money on actual sets, and he kind of shook his head at what he thought was waste. He felt that using green screen was far better. I'd counter that there's value in having a physical set right there so that the director and actors can ad-lib and come up with new ideas and unplanned shots and angles not in the script. There's no surefire paint-by-numbers formula for filmmaking, and sometimes you have to do whatever it takes in terms of time and trouble to do it right.