For the last few years, Star Wars fans have been hoping that among the many new projects coming out of the now Disney-owned LucasFilm would involve Mandalorians, Boba Fett’s race. So when the company announced that, as part of the offerings for its new streaming service Disney+, there was to be a show based solely off of a character known simply as The Mandalorian, people were excited. And now, at D23, the trailer has finally been released and we’ve gotten our first look at this intergalactic gunslinger:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
“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.”
You definitely get a “Wild West” vibe from the trailer, with Storm Trooper helmets on spikes and clear conflict between the haves and have nots. And man, is that some gorgeous cinematography and camera work! It looks like film quality but on a smaller scale which feels approachable.
The show stars Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian, Gina Carano as former Rebel Shock Trooper Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as bounty hunter and guild leader Greef Carga, and Taika Waititi as the voice of IG-11. It was announced at D23 that Ming-Na Wen, the voice of Mulan, will be joining the show as well. Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog are also involved in the project in unnamed roles. Jon Favreau, who directed Iron Man and the live-action The Lion King, is the showrunner. Episodes will be directed by several big names, including Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi.
The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on November 12, 2019.