Directed by Jon Favreau, the Disney+ series will center on the Mandalorian who is a “lone gunfighter.” From the visuals posted above, fans will be happy to see Favreau sticking to the same aesthetics as the first Star Wars trilogy, however, taking on a much darker tone as seen in films like Mad Max.
According to Disney, the series takes place after Jango and Boba Fett’s time and is set between the fall of the Empire and the emergence of the First Order.
On the project Favreau told The Hollywood Reporter, “I wrote four of the episodes before I even had a deal, because I wanted to do this but only if they wanted to do the version that I wanted to do.” He continued, “I had been thinking about Star Wars since Disney acquired Star Wars. When I was working on Lion King, it was a full-time job for a few of the years, but there was a lot of time when I just had to be available for three very focused hours a day. The TV model allowed me to be an executive producer [on Mandalorian], which allowed me to, on my own time, write everything. It’s a lot like being a chef. You write the menu, you staff up with people who are great at what they do, you oversee and help guide the people who are actually cooking the food, working the line, and then at the end, you plate. That’s why it worked well for Disney. Plus, Disney+ is emerging and there’s an opportunity to tell a story that’s bigger than television, but you don’t have the same expectations that a big holiday release has, which to me isn’t that type of Star Wars that comes out of me. The type of Star Wars that I’m inspired to tell is a smaller thing with new characters.”
The trailer debuted today during Disney’s D23 Expo, which is currently being held in Anaheim, California.
The Mandalorian will star Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Wheaters as Greef Carga, Omid Abtahi as Dr. Pershing, as well as Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, and Werner Herzog in undisclosed roles, and Taika Waititi as the voice of the droid IG-11. The series will air on Disney+ November 12.
In more entertainment news, Apple TV+ is expected to launch in November for $9.99 USD per month.
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