Disney/Lucasfilm has dropped a brand new trailer for their first Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian set to begin airing on the streaming service Disney+ starting on November 12th.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The cast consists of Pedro Pascal (Wonder Woman 1984, Game of Thrones, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as the titular Mandalorian, Gina Carano (Fast and Furious 6, Deadpool) as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers (Predator, Rocky, Happy Gilmore) as Greef Carga, Giancarlo Esposito (Do The Right Thing, Breaking Bad) as Moff Gideon, Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, The Suicide Squad) as IG-11, Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher), Bill Burr (Breaking Bad), Mark Boone Jr. (Batman Begins, Memento), Ming-Na Wen (Mulan, Agents of SHIELD), Julia Jones (Westworld) as Omera, and Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones) as a Twi’lek bounty hunter.
EntertainmentWeekly revealed while speaking with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni the series would explore the origins of The First Order.
The upcoming Disney+ series is set to explore some of the early origins of the First Order — the dictatorship commanded by Supreme Leader Snoke that rose up to succeed the fallen Galactic Empire that was defeated in Return of the Jedi.
Disney has been so impressed by the series they had already greenlit the second season (first reported by HN Entertainment) before the first one had even aired or footage was shown at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.
Carl Weathers and Jon Favreau have confirmed they’ll be directing episodes in season two.
Favreau also teased to EntertainmentWeekly that Legacy characters could be used but didn’t want to spoil surprises when asked if the series would use Thrawn or Mara Jade.
FAVREAU: “I don’t want to talk about anything that might be fun for people to discover. We do have conversations. Part of what’s fun to see if we could merge the worlds of the original trilogy, the prequels, the sequels, The Clones Wars, and what’s been considered canon up to this point and what’s been considered part of Legends. I think this show offers an opportunity to bring in all those elements so no matter what your flavor of Star Wars ice cream you like there will be something to enjoy. But you’re asking the right questions.”
Disney+ account on Twitter released a bunch of cool character posters.