Close  

Favreau gives ‘Star Wars’ fans 1st look at ‘The Mandalorian’

/ 05:59 PM April 15, 2019
Favreau gives first look at 'The Mandalorian'

This photo taken Feb. 3, 2018, shows Jon Favreau arrives at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Favreau teased “The Mandalorian” at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on Sunday, April 14, 2019, giving fans their first look at the most anticipated series yet from the galaxy far, far away. Favreau’s eight-episode series is to debut on the Disney-Plus streaming service on November 12. Image: Invision/Chris Pizzello via AP

Jon Favreau gave fans their first look at the “The Mandalorian” at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on Sunday, previewing the most anticipated series yet from the galaxy far, far away.

Favreau’s eight-episode series will debut on the Disney-Plus streaming service on November 12. It’s set in the aftermath of “The Return of the Jedi”, taking place five years after the Rebellion’s victory.

ADVERTISEMENT

Favreau premiered behind-the-scenes clips and some finished footage to attendees.

The series stars Pedro Pascal as the title character, a lone gunfighter the actor compared to a Western or samurai hero. It co-stars Gina Carano as a character named Cara Dune and Carl Weathers as a bounty hunter named Greef. Werner Hergog and Giancarlo Esposito also co-star.

FEATURED STORIES

Favreau called himself “a product of a Star Wars imagination” who was eager to plunge into the post-“Jedi” landscape.

“You have vestiges of the Empire. You have only the strong surviving. You have chaos taking over the galaxy,” Favreau said.

On Friday, Lucasfilm debuted the trailer for next theatrical “Star Wars” film, “The Rise of Skywalker”.

RELATED STORIES: 

‘Star Wars’ series ‘The Mandalorian’ recruits Pedro Pascal 

LOOK: Lead character of ‘Star Wars’ spinoff ‘The Mandalorian’ gets teaser shot 

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Chicago, Disney, Disney Plus, Jon Favreau, Star Wars, The Mandalorian
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.