If the cap fetts...

Say hello to The Man­dalo­rian

SFX - - Red Alert -

we’ve had so much new Star Wars since Ge­orge Lucas sold the keys to the Em­pire, even Dis­ney CEO Bob Iger has ad­mit­ted it was “too much, too fast”. But even af­ter a small de­gree of space fa­tigue, it’s vir­tu­ally im­pos­si­ble not to get ex­cited about new TV show The Man­dalo­rian. Okay, we’re bas­ing that on a tiny amount of in­tel, but just look at this first re­veal, pre­ci­sion en­gi­neered to get orig­i­nal tril­ogy fans sali­vat­ing. The photo in­tro­duces an un­known war­rior who’s taken fash­ion tips from Boba Fett. Ac­cord­ing to an In­sta­gram post from se­ries cre­ator Jon Favreau, “We fol­low the tra­vails of a lone gun­fighter on the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the author­ity of the New Repub­lic.” Favreau said back in May that his show’s set seven years af­ter the Death Star-end­ing Bat­tle of Yavin, three years af­ter Re­turn Of The Jedi – af­ter the Em­pire but be­fore the First Or­der. Just as ex­cit­ing as the set­ting is the tal­ent in­volved: for­mer Clone Wars and Rebels showrun­ner Dave Filoni leaps to live ac­tion to di­rect the first episode, while other helmers in­clude Thor: Rag­narok’s Taika Waititi and Juras­sic World star Bryce Dal­las Howard. If spec­u­la­tion is cor­rect, the ri­fle slung over the Man­dalo­rian’s shoul­der is like the one Boba Fett bran­dished in the lamented Star Wars Hol­i­day Spe­cial – surely that can’t be about to find its way into canon... RE

The Man­dalo­rian will air on Dis­ney’s new stream­ing ser­vice, date TBC.

We can’t wait to find out who this enig­matic war­rior is.

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