We are now less than two weeks away from the unveiling of the HIGHLY ANTICIPATED Disney+ streaming service on November 1st and with it will also boast the premiere of the first ever live action scripted STAR WARS series titled The Mandalorian which stars Pedro Pascal (Triple Frontier) as the titulat bounty hunter in a lawless galaxy.
Entertainment Weekly is stoking the fires of fanboy enthusiasm by debuting two new images from the show which feature both Pascal and co-star Gina Carano. Check them out below along with some new details from the upcoming series!
More info has been released on the show including the fact that it will take place after the events of Return Of The Jedi and far before The Force Awakens and the atmosphere of the show will be one like a lawless Old West where those quick on the draw are the only ones who survive. Series creator and showrunner Jon Favreau has also stated that he was looiking to recreate the fell of the beginning of A New Hope when a young and naive Luke Skywalker was living on the planet Tatooine.
The main guy in the sries will be played by Ginacarlo Esposito who will portray Moff Gideon who was a former governor of the Empire who is bitter ever since the destruction of the Death Star. In the article at EW, Esposito talked about his character more:
“He’s an Imperial remnant of a very fine officer who then switches to become sort of the guardian of the people. But what does [Moff Gideon] really want? This guy is going to be a big player because he has an idea of how to keep order.”
Some are saying that Gideon will have a hand at creating the First Order which is the regime that was formed after the fall of the Empire.
Jon Favreau added, “It’s like after the Roman Empire falls, or when you don’t have a centralized shogun in Japan — and, of course, the Old West, when there wasn’t any government in the areas that had not yet been settled,”
Co-star and former MMA bad ass turned action star Gina Carano also weighed in on her character of Cara Dune who is a former Rebel Shock Trooper who now makes a living as a mercenary. “She’s strong. She runs into the Mandalorian on one of these planets that she’s hiding out on and thinks that he’s there to take her in and then their relationship escalates from there,”
The series also stars Carl Weathers, Nick Nolte, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Ming-Na Wen, Werner Herzog and Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi.
For more on the series, check out the full article at EW and watch the awesome trailer that dropped at D23 in the player below as we all get ready for November 1st to arrive!