THE MANDALORIAN Panel Provided New Details On The Series
On Friday we were blessed with the new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Then on Saturday we received a new trailer for the videogame Star Wars: The Fallen Order. Sunday was the day to showcase The Mandalorian. While they didn’t provide a trailer to the masses, we learned a bunch of details about the franchise’s first live action television series.
Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni were joined by stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, and Carl Weathers. We knew the show was post Return Of The Jedi but Favreau stated it was 5 years after, which might not have been known before.
Pascal plays The Mandalorian – and was only ever referred to as such. Maybe there is some mystery surrounding his real name. He flies an old gunship called The Razor Crest.
Carano plays Cara Dune (which is a name that sounds a lot like Caleb Dume – the real name of Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars: Rebels). Having an MMA background, she did most of her stunts herself. She’s an ex-Rebel shock trooper. Initially, I thought she slipped up and meant ex-Imperial, but she’s definitely an ex-Rebel. She is having a hard time re-adjusting to society after the war.
Weathers plays Greef Carga, who is the leader of a Bounty Hunter guild. He hires The Mandalorian to retrieve something for him. Weathers was vague, but you could tell how excited he was to be part of the Star Wars universe.
No footage shown was released to the public, but you can watch the entire panel that has some fun moments. Moments like the crowd chanting “Apollo” when Weathers comes on stage. Or what it meant to Pascal to be cast as The Mandalorian. But my favorite might have been Filoni enjoying Favreau and the cast having to try to skirt around the tough questions. As the creator of The Clone Wars and Rebels, Filoni has been in that position many times.
The panel has some really nerdy technical stuff about how they filmed ship footage using miniatures and stuff. So check it out if that’s your thing.
The Mandalorian will launch with Disney+ on November 12.
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