Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Everything You Might Have Missed From SWCC (VIDEO)
Star Wars Celebration in Chicago this past weekend has delivered many big updates for the Star Wars saga. The Episode IX panel confirmed the new title as The Rise of Skywalker with a new teaser trailer. Star Wars gaming also provides many goodies at the event, with new trailers for Jedi: Fallen Order and the new Vader Immortal series for Oculus VR. The big new leap in a galaxy far, far away is the live action series The Mandalorian coming to Disney+, the company’s new streaming service. A panel at Celebration has now uncovered new details about the show, and provided the first footage. We at DFTG were on the scene and now have a recap to share.
The panel began with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy introducing The Mandalorian executive producers Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau. The two first met in 2008 at Lucasfilm, when Filoni worked on the Clone Wars animated series and Jon Favreau was working on Iron Man. It was actually Favreau who pitched the idea of the Mandalorian series, given his particular love of the armored warriors. With this being the first live action tv Star Wars series, it gives the creative team more time to develop their characters and craft their own corner of the Star Wars galaxy. Favreau and Filoni then introduced the stars of the show: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Lewis. The trio then had their character’s names (The Mandalorian, Cara Dune and Greef Karga respectively) and looks introduced in front of the crowd. Filoni and Favreau also talked about making the series embody the material that inspired the feel of the first Star Wars movie, namely spaghetti westerns and Kurosawa samurai films.
Fans were then treated to a behind the scenes sneak preview that started with a scene showing Pascal’s Mandalorian walking along a dock that leads to a cantina that he enters. From this scene, Favreau, Filoni and others are shown talking about the series. We learn that the series takes place four years after Return of the Jedi, and that the series mostly takes place on the outer rim of the galaxy. During the panel, Filoni reveals that given the lower budget compared to Star Wars films, the 501st legion of fan cosplayers were invited to the set so that they could be utilized as filler extras to add to the squads of imperial soldiers.
After the panel ended, the crowd in the stadium was treated to new scenes not streamed online, included one that shows The Mandalorian meeting with Carl Weathers’ Greef in a cantina to be informed of a big job. The next scene shows Pascal meeting Werner Herzog’s character giving Pascal information and codes related to his new gig, in which he will need to obtain an artifact that Herzog’s character seeks. Following that, a montage ensues that shows Cara Dune, as well as Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito’s character, and concept art that explored the worlds that the series will feature. The Mandalorian gets his chance to shine when fighting imperial troopers, and even cracks open one Stormtrooper’s helmet with a melee weapon. The series looks to be quite promising, and Star Wars fans will surely want to hunt it down when it arrives this November on Disney+.
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