UPDATE: The Disney D23 Fan Expo Event is in full effect this weekend and ahead of the trailer that is supposed to drop during the festivities, Disney has unveiled a spectacular new poster for their first ever live action Star Wars series titled The Mandalorian. I’m picking up some serious old school Star Wars chills with this one and I’m super excited for it and can’t wait to see the first footage. Check it out below and get ready for more to come! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!!
Alright now, let me just say that I don’t normally do posts for the anticipation of a trailer coming out but I’m such a Star Wars nerd that I’m super excited to finally see any and all new footage from the Disney+ Series The MANDALORIAN which is set to debut on the House Of Mouse’s new streaming service when it bows in November.
With that, The Hollywood Reporter has officially confirmed that a first look Trailer is set to debut at this weekend’s D23 Walt Disney Fan Expo event in Anaheim, CA where everything Disney and super cool is unveiled.
Fans who were lucky enough to see footage at last April’s Star Wars Celebration are members of an exclusive club because Disney normally doesn’t share with the rest of the world at these events. It sucks but I get it because they want the people who attend these special events to get exclusive sneak peeks that nobody else can. That’s all fine and dandy but some of us can’t just drop everything and race out to these things.
Hopefully with the new service dropping this fall, we will all get to see the trailer as it is highly anticipated to say the very least. Jon Favreau, who is the creator and show runner, was recently interviewed about the series and he recently talked about the special effects involved:
“We’re using game engine technology, virtual camera work and virtual production that we developed on Lion King, applying those learnings to designing a project where you could use virtual sets and virtual set extensions using real-time rendering,” Favreau told THR recently. “Which is something that people talk about but we’re the first people to actually apply it to a production.”
No worries though, Favreau promises that there is a lot of in location stuff as well and talked about how it is important:
Every film is a puzzle, and there’s a freedom that you have as a storyteller if you go to the real environment; it affects you and the human element. When you see Lawrence of Arabia, how much of that is informed by really being there and not shooting it in Calabasas — I think you get a different movie. The way I work and the stories I’m telling are geared specifically toward what this technology has to offer, so I could not make Episode IX using these tools.
Favreau went in to explain that he wanted to delve deeper into the first film and Tatooine specifically.
“If you notice, there’s a certain look that the Mandalorian lead character has, there’s a size that the spaceship is, there’s a scale that lines up with the original trilogy. I’m trying to evoke the aesthetics of not just the original trilogy but the first film. Not just the first film but the first act of the first film. What was it like on Tatooine? What was going on in that cantina? That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of Star Wars, the Mad Max aspect of Star Wars.”
He went on to say, “There’s an opportunity to tell a story that’s bigger than television,” Favreau said, “but you don’t have the same expectations that a big holiday release has, which to me isn’t that type of Star Wars that comes out of me. The type of Star Wars that I’m inspired to tell is a smaller thing with new characters.”
At any rate, when the official trailer drops for all of us, you will of course see it here. The series stars Pedro Pascal as the main bounty hunter himself , The Mandalorian. Giancarlo Esposito, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Taika Waititi and Werner Herzog round out the cast.
Official Synopsis: The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order as we follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian premieres on the new Disney+ on November 12th. Hopefully we will all get to see the trailer soon. Keep it locked and loaded right here Star Wars freaks for more to come!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter