On Sunday at Star Wars Celebration in a snowy (seriously) Chicago, we finally got our first substantial look at The Mandalorian. Showrunner Jon Favreau was joined by director Dave Filoni and stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers to reveal some details and unveil the first footage. You may have been able to infer that from the helmet alone. Weathers will be stepping into the role of Greef, who sounds like he'll be a head honcho of sorts for the galaxy's most risky bounty hunters.
A trailer for the project was also screened.
Sizzle reel footage showed Cara wielding a blaster and hitting the dirt in some intense action sequences; during one stunt, Carano said, she had to drag a character from a battle field to safety - and she had to film multiple takes. That's when he encounters The Mandalorian, who Weathers' character hires to get the job done. He's a bounty hunter and a gun fighter. That and Favreau's obsession with what happened after the end of Return of the Jedi and how the universe reacted to the fall of the empire stayed with the filmmaker for years.More news: Trump says he would ‘FIX’ and 'REBRAND’ Boeing in tweet
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The Mandalorian is set to premiere on Disney+ on November 12.
We got some character names and descriptions. Plus, it just looks really cool. She said filming sometimes ran for 17 hours a day, but knew it was worth it because it was Star Wars. They told one story about Gina actually dragging a wounded warrior (who was a real human, not dummy) in a scene. The clip was paced with Star Wars fan service, from the protruding robotic "doorbell" from Jabba's palace, to the stomping Power Droid seen in the Jawa sandcrawler, a gunslinging IG-88, and even a spit-roasted Salacious Crumb.
How does the TV show connect to the Star Wars movies?
The Mandalorian also stars Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Taika Waititi.