Because the Star Wars Celebration begins its remaining day in Chicago, the information concerning the subsequent section of the franchise continues to roll out. In fact, you’ve already seen the teaser trailer for Episode IX, as a result of it’s not possible to stay within the present world with out having seen the teaser trailer for Episode IX by now. This December, a 3rd Star Wars trilogy will come to its finish, and it’s going to be one of many largest film occasions of the yr.
Nonetheless, within the wake of reports that Episode IX would be the final Star Wars film produced for fairly some time, the main target now shifts to different extensions of the universe. Now that Disney+ is formally on its manner, information is starting to emerge about its launch-day programming. One recognized property, from mainly the start of the Disney+ hype cycle, has been The Mandalorian, with Jon Favreau writing and govt producing the sequence centered on the bounty hunters of the Star Wars universe. It’s additionally the first-ever live-action Star Wars sequence, which is only a little bit of an enormous deal.
On the SWCC, on a snowy mid-April morning, Favreau was joined by Clone Wars director (and Mandalorian episode director) Dave Filoni and stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, and Carl Weathers to disclose not less than just a few extra particulars concerning the upcoming sequence. The Mandalorian will premiere on November 12th, as a part of the preliminary Disney+ rollout.
We’ll stress “just a few extra particulars” right here, as a result of whereas there was some dialogue of latest characters, the group largely remained cagey concerning the main particulars of the present, such because the plot or how their characters relate to 1 one other.
Favreau did not less than point out that he wished to base the sequence in “the thought of that world after Return of the Jedi, and what would occur, and the kind of characters that may survive, and what it was like earlier than the brand new Republic took over … You’ve got solely the robust surviving, you could have chaos taking up within the galaxy.” It can start 5 years after the conclusion of Jedi.
Pascal additionally weighed in, saying that “The Mandalorian is a mysterious, lone gunfighter within the outer reaches of the galaxy … Some may say he has questionable ethical character, consistent with a few of our greatest Westerns, and a few good samurai [films]. And he’s a badass.” Carano will play Cara Dune, an ex-shock trooper reintegrating into regular life, and Weathers will painting the chief of a guild of bounty hunters.
Each a behind-the-scenes look and a short reduce of sequence footage have been hidden from these watching at residence on the stay stream, however one public reel did provide a take a look at the Mandalorian’s new ship, the Razorcrest:
Designing and capturing the Razor Crest ship for The Mandalorian @SW_Celebration #StarWarsCelebration #StarWars @StarWars pic.twitter.com/BYPq1w1uaa
— Lou Mongello (@LouMongello) April 14, 2019
The official Star Wars account on Twitter additionally launched 4 new stills from the sequence:
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 14, 2019
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 14, 2019
These in attendance have been additionally given copies of the brand new poster for the sequence:
Fairly cool MANDALORIAN poster they’re giving out after the panel! pic.twitter.com/SG72jhPo85
— Jake Hamilton (@JakesTakes) April 14, 2019
Movies of the footage proven to these in attendance are being pulled as shortly as they seem on-line, however assuredly, with a November launch looming, we hopefully received’t have to attend for much longer for a better take a look at The Mandalorian. Additionally starring Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte, The Mandalorian will premiere on Disney+ on November 12th.
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