During Disney’s Star Wars Celebration this weekend, the first details of the upcoming live-action series, The Mandalorian, were unveiled.
The Mandalorian is one of the many original series’ debuting on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. This particular series will focus on a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in a time set between the events of Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
The series was created and written by Kathleen Kennedy, directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Dave Filoni, the same producer behind the Star Wars animated shows such as The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. So it’ll be interesting how he adapts his style to actual live-action characters in this instance.
According to the panel at the Star Wars Celebration, Favreau and Filoni will be pulling stories from across the Star Wars universe including the expanded universe, animated shows, and novels.
The Mandalorian will star Pedro Pascal as the titular character, Gina Carano as a lone ex-Rebel Shock Trooper, and Carl Weathers as Greef Marga, who hires The Mandalorian to transport goods.
The live stream also unveiled The Mandalorian’s ship, The Razorcrest, and apparently, the production crew used physical models for some of the shots, similar to how George Lucas did for the original trilogy.
Below is an off-screen look at the footage shown during the event, it’s a little blurry, but gives us some idea. Though we won’t have too long to wait as The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ the same day the service launches in North America on November 12.