Star Wars Celebration Unveils Fresh Info On The Mandalorian

Star Wars Celebration Unveils Fresh Info On The Mandalorian

The first live-action Star Wars TV series will come to Disney+ with The Mandalorian

On Sunday, the Star Wars Celebration saw a panel hosted by series showrunner John Favreau, the director of such films as Iron Man 1 & 2, The Jungle Book and the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King.

He was joined by Dave Filoni, the man who initially started at Lucasfilm by creating The Clone Wars cartoon and is now in charge of all Star Wars animation.

Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian

Joining them on stage were the three principal actors from the show. Pedro Pascal who is the man behind the mask of The Mandalorian, and Gina Carano, an ex-Rebel Shock trooper by the name of Cara Dune. Finally, Carl Weathers is Greef, the head of a guild of bounty hunters.

The Mandalorian is set in a distant corner of the galaxy five years after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The Empire has been defeated by the Rebels and are scattered amongst the stars.

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The show has been heavily inspired by Eastwood westerns and Akira Kurosawa Samurai films. The reports of the footage shown sounds amazing with a gritty tone to it.

Gina Carano, an ex-Rebel Shock trooper, Cara Dune

Unfortunately, that’s all I have to offer you, despite the panel being live streamed, any actual show footage was blanked out so only those in attendance could see, and it sounds like they were shown a lot!

There was an inital sizzle reel lasting for 3.5 minutes which featured the cast and crew discussing the project along with a mix of behind the scenes material.

There was also a minute long trailer of near finished footage that may of been part of the inital sizzle reel or shown seperately. Finally, the panel ended with a showing of ten minutes of completed footage from the first episode.

Carl Weathers as Greef

I’ve included the official panel stream below and of course will bring you any officially released trailers in the future.

I think I’m looking forward to this more than Episode IX!

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The Mandalorian will premier on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, launching November 12th.

John Abbitt

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@UKFilmNerd | John loves film, and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990s. Whilst that website became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. He's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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