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Jon Favreau’s Star Wars Series Called The Mandalorian

As the franchise chugs along under the Disney banner, Jon Favreau has revealed that the name of his live-action Star Wars series will be The Mandalorian. Making the announcement on his Instagram account, Favreau also released the synopsis for the sci-fi show…

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…

And that’s not all; today, StarWars.com unveiled the first image from The Mandalorian. The series is currently filming, but no casting information or release date are known. Star Wars fan favorite Dave Filoni will be producing along with Favreau, as well as Colin Wilson, and Karen Gilchrist. Check out the image from The Mandalorian below…

The Mandalorian
Image from StarWars.com

This is by far the most interesting Star Wars production on the horizon. Things like The Mandalorian are what they should’ve been doing all along: exploring the Star Wars universe in interesting new ways. The main series is nothing but rehashes, and the ancillary films are prequels about people and situations whose fates we already know. The Mandalorian presents a new character and a new type of story; he’s a gunslinger, which likely makes this a space Western of sorts, and I think that sounds great. I’m also glad it takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens; this is a chance to explore a post-Empire galaxy without having to deal with the proto-Empire of the sequel trilogy. If I’m being nit-picky, I’d prefer it wasn’t someone who looks just like Boba Fett, but I tend to think this is as good as we’ll get from Lucasfilm at this point. Consider my interest piqued. 

What do you think of the title, synopsis and image from The Mandalorian? Are you planning on watching the series? Will Lucasfilm be able to stop themselves from forcing in a cameo or six? Let us know in the comments and stick around Geeks + Gamers for more on Star Wars and beyond!

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