Pedro Pascal (Marcos) has been tapped for the title role of the lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy in The Mandalorian . The new series will be exclusive to the Disney+ streaming service coming in 2019. He'll be joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction). The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star War: Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels) directing the first episode and also serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodes will be picked up by directors including Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). While I'm not 100% familiar with most these names, save Favreau, Filoni, Nolte, & Watiti. I am familiar with all of the shows, & I will say there's not one listed that isn't amazing. That said you can only blame the talent involved. So I'm pretty ecstatic to hear this lineup just based on the awesomeness of what they've previously been involved in. I'm actually really excited for this outer rim "western" take on Star Wars. Especially hearing there's a lot of tried & true talent getting recruited. What are y'all's thoughts though? Am I the only one excited for "western" take on Star Wars that strays a little from everything & everyone we're used to? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
There are some things I just have to drop everything I'm doing for, this is definitely one. "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." This was the name drop & accompanied synopsis writer & series producer Favreau shared in a post on his Instagram account. If you don't know, this will be the Star Wars series coming to Disney's upcoming streaming service in 2019. One of my most anticipated parts of said streaming service, hearing this synopsis has me absolutely giddy. This sounds like it could be an amazing Western in the Star Wars Galaxy. Something I didn't get enough of with Solo . I really enjoyed the feel that movie had, & I would love to see more if that Western style. Strange timing, being post Jango & Boba Fett. That's gonna be an interesting time frame to tackle. Personally, I'd have picked a time when Mandalore was thriving, but Favreau hasn't done me wrong yet. Anyway, thoughts on some really big Star Wars news? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Jon Favreau's upcoming, live-action Star Wars series is my main reason for caring about Disney's plans for a streaming service, & now we know exactly when it will take place. Favreau told Nerdist at the Solo premiere that the unnamed series takes place 7 years after Return of the Jedi's Battle of Endor. The series will introduce brand new characters to the Star Wars universe, and will be a Segway between Jedi and The Force Awakens. Probably like Rebels in between 3 & 4, except falling in between 6 & 7 in the same ballpark worth of time if I had to guess. I'm sure we'll see some familiar faces along the way as well. This is exciting. I'm hoping we really get a feel of the hows & whys to the Resistance & the First Order in this. What do y'all think? Are you ready for this series? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
This is awesome! Jon Favreau, the man who brought us Iron-Man, The Jungle Book, & soon to come Lion King has just been attached to write/produce a Star Wars TV series for Disney's upcoming streaming service. I love this guy! As an actor & a director he's amazing. He'll be working with a bunch of directors & writers throughout the series. As usual as of late, this is all we get. He'll be overseeing the series as a whole, we just don't know when, where, or what in the galaxy far, far away we're dealing with yet. I'll definitely be watching this one, & that means yes, Disney you have my money for your streaming service. What do y'all think of Favreau heading up a whole Star Wars series? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
That's right, Iron Man's right hand man Happy Hogan will be voicing an alien character in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Collider reported this last night as director Ron Howard took to social media to make the announcement. I mean, all in all this usually wouldn't mean much to me. It's just a voiceover that if I'm being honest, I'd probably not even be able pick out if you didn't tell me who. This however is a little different for me because I love me some Jon Favreau. It's even getting to the point now where I don't know which I like more, Jon Favreau the actor, or Jon Favraeu the director. With Iron Man & Jungle Book under his belt, & Lion King now to come, Favraeu has quickly become one of my favorite directors to look out for. That said his director talents are neck & neck with his on screen talents. Don't believe me check out Chef. There's no way that movie should be as good as it is, but I've even watched it more than once. Anyway, always a great addition. I hope they make us try to figure out who he is. What do y'all think though? To Favreau, or not to Favreau? Put it in the comments, like, & share.