A lot of Star Wars news coming out from D23…
A new trailer for the much anticipated Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, has been released. The trailer looks to promise a much grittier imagining of the series, harking back to some of the older content that fans loved. Check it out below:
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
Along with this news, it has been revealed by Disney that Ewan Mcgregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a brand new series on Disney+.
Hello there! Just announced at #D23Expo: Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new original series, coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/UfMXztiQ6b
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 24, 2019
The Mandalorian will be written and produced by Jon Favreau, who has previously had extensive work within the MCU. 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).
Check out some more information about casting and the Rogue One spin-off series here, as well as more details about Disney+ here.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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