The Mandalorian


Antony Lee

At the 13 annual Star Wars Celebration, a teaser trailer and footage of Disney’s new live-action show, The Mandalorian, was revealed to Star Wars fans. During the panel live-stream, director Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni shared behind the scenes footage and a full scene from one of the upcoming episodes.

You may be familiar with Jon Favreau as he worked on Iron Man 1 and 2 as the director and played the character Happy throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Dave Filoni worked on other Star Wars shows as an executive producer such as Star Wars Rebels. According to Favreau , the special effects of the show will be more in-line with that of the Original Trilogy, meaning that practical effects will be used and that miniature ships and sets will be used. The show will take place 5 years after Return of the Jedi during the fall of the Empire and before the rise of the First Order. Given how it took nearly 30 years for the First Order to rise (which lead to the Force Awakens), there will be a lot of material to work with. Several characters have been casted as seen in the trailer, such as Greef Karga, played by Carl Weathers and Kara Dune, played by Gina Carano.

Some characters from the Original Trilogy have been speculated to appear such as IG-88, a bounty hunter droid seen in Empire Strikes Back and R5-D4, a droid from A New Hope that was “lacking motivation” and lead to R2-D2 being bought by Luke’s uncle. Stormtroopers that are in the set are from the costuming group known as the 501st Legion. The Mandalorian is set to release on November 12th as one of the first shows to be seen on Disney+.