Lots of big stuff hit D23 yesterday when it comes to the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. One of the things that I've been most excited for when it comes to this service has been its Star Wars content, & they did not disappoint at D23and for Star Wars fans everywhere - it did not disappoint. Along with confirming a prequel series for Cassian Andor starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk (as K2SO), announcing that The Clone Wars will return in February 2020, & debuting the first amazing trailer for The Mandalorian, they revealed Ewan McGregor hitting the stage to confirm that he will return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney+ series; with the scripts written and filming to begin next year in 2020! This has been rumored for awhile now, but the confirmation with Ewan McGregor is great. Plus if there's any doubts whatsoever in the quality of what's to come, that's what the trailer's for. I loved this first trailer for The Mandalorian! It oozes Star Wars from the very beginning, & all throughout has that original feel. On top of that it also has that old epic gunfighter western feel to it as well as promised. I wouldn't doubt it if I run through this series on day 1. Anyway more Disney+ to come from D23 as well as a full wrap up show Monday morning. Stay up, & let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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.