First STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Images

Oscar Cross
April 16, 2019

The show, which also stars Nick Nolte, Emily Swallow, and Omid Abtahi, and will feature episodes directed by Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard, will be among the launch titles for its new Netflix-rivalling streaming platform Disney+, set to be launched on 12 November in America.

Few times of the year are more exciting for Star Wars fans than the weekend of the big Star Wars Celebration, which took place in Chicago this year.

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels" director Dave Filoni helmed the first episode.

Carano will reportedly be playing Cara Dune, an ex-rebel shocktrooper. "I'm a bit of a loner-which isn't a far stretch", she says, "and I'm having a bit of trouble reintegrating myself into society".


Pascal's titular character is modeled after bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett from the earlier trilogies. Pedro Pascal will, of course, be The Mandalorian, but we did find out who his castmates will be. Herzog's unnamed character pulls out a piece of beskar (or, Mandalorian iron) as a down-payment for the job. The tone definitely seems like it has wandered from the hopefulness of most "Star Wars" projects, and the amount of deep cut characters and references seems to lend it its own idiosyncratic, esoteric vibe.

Meanwhile, Weathers plays Greef, the head of a guild of bounty hunters.

One cool detail mentioned on the panel, is that when the production needed more Stormtroopers for scenes, they called up the 501st Legion, the long-running Stormtrooper cosplay group. Greef tells him his options: "I have a bail jumper, a bail jumper, another bail jumper", he says, dropping "pucks" onto the table. "Who do you want me to audition for... a bug or a robot?' [Jon] was like, 'You're The Mandalorian.'" Pascal then threw himself on the panel table, reenacting the feeling of being overwhelmed in the moment. Disney hopes to take a bite out of Netflix's market share with its service, which will also include Marvel shows, Pixar spinoffs and live-action remakes of classic Disney films.

Footage unveiled during the panel showed behind-the-scenes footage of the making of The Mandalorian. But part of Disney's plan to make Galaxy's edge feel "real" involves a number products you're probably familiar with. "We love pulling all the different stories together".

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