A new story inspired by fan-favourite Star Wars characters Boba and Jango Fett is coming our way.
Following on from yesterday’s news wherein we learned of the title for the first live-action Star Wars TV series, an image has been published on the official website. The Mandalorian will be written and produced by Jon Favreau, who has previously had extensive work within the MCU (…and Chef). The only details we have to go on here is the confirmation that it takes place between the fall of the Empire, after Return of the Jedi, and before the rise of The First Order, as seen in The Force Awakens.
Favreau stated that ‘The Mandalorian’ will follow a new character, inspired by popular bounty hunters Boba and Jango Fett. He states: “We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
Alongside this scarce slice of tantalisation, a list of directors working on the show has also been released. The premiere will be directed by Dave Filoni (who has worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Clone Wars animated series respectively) whilst the subsequent offerings will be helmed by the likes of Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Twilight Saga), Deborah Chow (Better Call Saul, Man in the High Castle) and Rick Famuyiwa (Talk to Me, Our Family Wedding).
‘The Mandalorian’ will sport a budget of over $100 Million and more information is likely to be released as Disney prepare their streaming service, of which the show will surely be flagship selling point.
Expect a 2020 release for this new TV entry into the world of Star Wars.
By HW Reynolds
Images courtesy of Lucasfilm/Disney