On the penultimate day of Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, fans of the franchise were treated to more insight about the upcoming “Mandalorian” live-action show coming to Disney’s streaming service, Disney+.
Executive producers Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) in addition to Dave Filoni (“Star Wars Clone Wars”) lead a panel Sunday along side actors Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”), Gina Carano (“Deadpool”) in addition to Carl Weathers (“Rocky”).
The series, set just after the events of “Return of the Jedi,” revolves around a mysterious gunfighter creating a name for himself during the transition through Imperial rule to a brand-new Republic. Favreau said in which much of the inspiration of the series came through spaghetti Westerns in addition to samurai films, particularly through Sergio Leone in addition to Akira Kurosawa films.
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“The Mandalorian is actually a mysterious lone gunfighter from the outer reaches of the galaxy,” Pascal said of his character during the panel. “Some might say he had question moral character.”
Carano plays an ex-Rebel Shock Trooper in which is actually having a hard time reintegrating into society currently in which the war is actually over in addition to Weathers is actually the head of a guild of bounty hunters.
Nick Nolte (“Cape Fear”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), Emily Swallow (“The Mentalist”), Omid Abtahi (“American Gods”) in addition to Werner Herzog (“Nosferatu the Vampyre”) round out the rest of the announced cast of the series.
For the 1st time ever, members of the 501st Legion, an international fan organization dedicated to the construction in addition to wearing of screen-accurate replicas of stormtroopers in addition to additional villains through the Star Wars universe, appear on screen.
Filoni in addition to Favreau said in which they needed more stormtroopers for a scene from the show in addition to didn’t have enough costumes on set. So, they reached out to the 501st to act as extras.
Additionally, Favreau said in which the team utilized many practical effects to recreate some of the shots from the series, including designs in addition to puppetry.
In particular, Lucasfilm created a type of the Mandalorian’s ship the Razor Crest, reminiscent of the ones used from the original trilogies, in addition to placed in which on rigs to make in which appear like in which was flying through space.
“The Mandalorian” series will be available to fans at the launch of Disney+ on Nov. 12, Kathleen Kennedy, head of Lucasfilm said.
Also from the works for Disney+ through the Star Wars Universe is actually a brand-new season of “Star Wars Clone Wars” in addition to a live-action show based on Cassian Andor in addition to K2-SO through “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”