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Say hello to The Mandalorian
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.