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First image, star-studded directors list revealed for Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian

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After months and months of nothing but rumours and conjecture, the floodgates of information have officially opened. Just yesterday we learned that Jon Favreau’s hotly anticipated live-action Star Wars series was going to be a western flavoured adventure titled The Mandalorian. Today, we get out first look at the titular armour-wearing space gunslinger as production officially gets underway on the series (click below to enlarge the hi-res pic).

That looks pretty damn cool, if you ask me. I’m still sticking to my theory that this is actually Cobb Vanth, a minor character from the Star Wars: Aftermath novels who finds the deceased Boba Fett’s armour and sets himself up as a local lawman on Tatooine, even though there are some definite differences in Fett’s armour and what we see here. Of course, that can all be explained by the fact that Fett’s armour had to go through the digestive system of a Sarlacc, and needed some touching up. Unfortunately, we still don’t know who’s under that helmet, despite the strong rumours suggesting it may be Narcos actor Pedro Pascal.

As for who’s on the other side of the camera filming our Mandalorian though, there we’ve got some fantastic info. It had previously been rumoured that Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni would be making the jump from animated to live-action and directing a pair of episodes. That has now been confirmed by the official press release from StarWars.com. But the amazing directing talent Favreau – who scripts and produces the series – has assembled, doesn’t end there.

On top of Filoni, additional episodes will be directed by the likes of Rick Famuyiwa, the breakout indie director of Dope who was once also tapped to make WB’s Flash movie; Deborah Chow, a fast-rising TV director who has worked on everything from Jessica Jones and Iron Fist to Better Call Saul and Reign; Bryce Dallas Howard, Golden Globe-nominated actress best known the Jurassic World movies (and also the daughter of director of Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard); and Taikia Waititi, the breakout New Zealand filmmaker who went from quirky comedies to blockbuster success with Marvel’s Thor Ragnarok. That last one is particularly exciting as after the thunderous success of Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars boss Kathleen Kennedy revealed that she would love to work with the eclectic director. Well, she’s got her wish now, and I couldn’t be happier.

The $100 million 10-episode The Mandalorian doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s expected to be the flagship launch programme for Disney Play – the House of Mouse’s online video streaming service – when it launches later in 2019.

 

Last Updated: October 5, 2018

18 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    October 5, 2018 at 09:58

    Fett. The most OVER-RATED non-character to come out of a movie ever. I’d sooner watch a Jar-Jar Binks movie.

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 5, 2018 at 10:12

      Yeah, not a big Boba fan, not in the series, or the movie.

      Reply

    • justlikemo

      October 5, 2018 at 10:20

  2. Ghost In The Rift

    October 5, 2018 at 10:09

    Would be so epic if this was about Mandelore during The Old Republic, like why Revan and Co joined the War etc…

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 5, 2018 at 10:12

      AMEN BRUDDA!!!!!!

      That story is EPIC

      Reply

  3. Original Heretic

    October 5, 2018 at 10:12

    Isn’t it called The MandaloriaN?

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    • For the Emperor!

      October 5, 2018 at 10:23

      Clearly not, and I have a screenshot as proof! Kervyn would not mutilate the title of a movie/series like that!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9ec6c734ab87de3b5a6cd277841b162232607208a744627ca5f27b5c143f0a0.png

      Reply

      • Original Heretic

        October 5, 2018 at 10:32

        What, the typo king himself? Nope, no way would he ever make such an error. Heaven forbid.

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      • Original Heretic

        October 5, 2018 at 10:32

        What, the typo king himself? Nope, no way would he ever make such an error. Heaven forbid.

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        • For the Emperor!

          October 5, 2018 at 10:46

          Hehe

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          October 5, 2018 at 11:36

          For the record, I blame Darryn and Geoff. They are are supposed to edit my articles just like I will edit theirs because you often don’t see typos in your own work. But nooooooooo, they somehow think I’m this infallible writing god, so no need to check my work.

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          • Original Heretic

            October 5, 2018 at 13:41

            One hardly EVER sees typos when it’s your own work.
            In my initial draft for my novel, I was horrified at how many mistakes I picked up when I read through it. And others picked up even more.

            Ya know, gotta be honest, would love you to read it. You game?

          • Kervyn Cloete

            October 5, 2018 at 20:44

            Oh definitely!

  4. Nikola

    October 5, 2018 at 10:32

    I thought they are taking a “break” from Star Wars stuff apparently NOT. Also why such an obsession people have with Boba Fett is beyond me such a dull character…

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    • Guz

      October 5, 2018 at 10:38

      Agree over rated character……

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      October 5, 2018 at 11:33

      They are taking a break from the annual release of movies. Also nobody said this is Boba Fett. He is dead by this point in the story. This is something else entirely.

      I will add though that as a major Star Wars fanboy for most of my life, I have NEVER understood the fascination with Boba Fett.

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  5. Admiral Chief

    October 5, 2018 at 10:41

    Deathwatch!

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  6. Captain JJ

    October 5, 2018 at 12:23

    Though I love Fett and in the now “non canon” graphic novels he was awesome. I couldn’t care less about what Disney is doing with Star Wars at this stage.

    Reply

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