The debate over how Star Wars has been handled by Disney is under debate. But one production every corner of the fanbase seems genuinely interested in is The Mandalorian. Handled by Jon Favreau, who has seen a rich career with Disney ranging from Iron Man to The Jungle Book, the show will focus less on the Jedi and more on the rich and textured universe that the franchise has created.
Inspired by old samurai and western films, the series is set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi with the galaxy still adapting to the sudden fall of the tyrannical Empire. There is now no central government and gunfighters roaming the galaxy. While the three decade period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens has been explored before in the Expanded Universe, it’s never been visually rendered on the screen. The show also aims for a production quality that will match that of the movies.
Today, after much anticipation, the official trailer for the show has been released on the first day of the D23 Expo, considered the Ultimate Disney Fan Event. Check it out below:
The show will seek to have it’s own identity and make little reference to characters from the movies beyond some Easter eggs. Specifically, Favreau confirmed at D23 that Boba Fett will not appear due to the visually similarity of the lead character in the show. However, one thing confirmed at D23 was that Ming-Na Wen, who recently finished filming the seventh and final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will be joining the cast in the final months of filming before it premieres on Disney+ on November 12th.
Finally, the official poster for the show has been released. Check it out below:
Hopefully, the show will return faith to fans of the franchise by offering a visceral and epic science fiction experience. Stay tuned!