After he did Cowboys and Aliens, I thought, "jesus, WTF has happened with Favreau?" But I have to admit, I was skeptical about Jungle Book, and that turned into a massive blockbuster, then I expected something similar with Lion King, and that went through the bloody roof. Clearly, Favreau has a great story sense and knows how to make these things work. Mandelorian has been consistently great to me, and I've thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It's been more enjoyable than any of the Warner Bros. shows (Flash, Catwoman, Gotham, etc.), and I think it builds a world you can believe in and characters you understand. I'm sure WB is frustrated and angry, because somebody like Favreau makes it look very easy. But his grasp of both the artistic side (story/character/casting) and the technical side (design/sets/VFX) is incredible.