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The Mandalorian

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The very first information have actually been exposed about Lucasfilm’s live-action Star Wars TELEVISION series.

We formerly understood just that it was coming, that writer/director Jon Favreau ( Iron Male, The Jungle Book, Swingers) would executive produce, which it would ultimately air on Disney’s coming streaming video service. Today we found out the title– The Mandalorian– and Jon Favreau has actually published the very first image, revealed above, to Instagram Some set pictures revealing a Tatooine-like desert world had dripped in the past, however this is the very first formally launched image.

Favreau likewise shared some information about the setting and topic of the series on Instagram. Here’s what he published:

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 prior to the introduction of the First Order. We follow the travails of an only gunfighter in the external reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic …

In the Star Wars broadened universe, Mandalorians are a feared, interstellar warrior individuals who often end up being mercenaries or fugitive hunter. Among the initial movies’ most renowned characters– Boba Fett– used his renowned Mandalorian armor as he tracked Han Solo throughout the galaxy to gather a bounty from Jabba the Hutt.

Favreau formerly stated in an interview that the series would occur 7 years after Return of the Jedi— a period not well checked out by media in the brand-new Star Wars canon. At this time, the New Republic is at the height of its power, the First Order is deep in concealing, Leia is serving in the federal government, and she and Han are raising a really young Ben Solo, later on to be new-trilogy-villain Kylo Ren. It’s a time of relative peace, so it makes good sense to set the series on the fringes of society where crazier, more remarkable things can occur.

In addition to the image, title, and run-through, Lucasfilm released the names of directors for the very first episodes, and it’s a who’s who. Names consist of Dave Filoni ( Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Deborah Chow ( Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa ( Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (a director best called a star in Jurassic World), and Taika Waititi ( Thor: Ragnarok).

We still do not understand anything about casting or when the series will premiere.

Another Star Wars task, a revival of the animated series The Clone Wars, is likewise slated to appear on Disney’s streaming service. We do not understand precisely when that OTT service will introduce, however it’s most likely to be at some point next year.