In a fast-paced world in which trends emerge and disappear within the blink of an eye, Disney’s decision to not produce Baby Yoda merchandise ahead of The Mandalorian‘s release was something of a gamble for the studio. Sure, they preserved a surprise reveal at the end of the first episode. But they also created an opportunity for independent sellers to fulfill the public’s clamoring for all things Baby Yoda until more official merchandise could be mass-produced.
A new report says Disney is now targeting popular Etsy shops and sending takedown notices for Baby Yoda-related items. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2020 by Fred Topel
Giancarlo Esposito was on a Television Critics Association panel for season 5 of Better Call Saul. But after the panel, Esposito spoke with journalists further and /Film was able to ask him about his role on The Mandalorian, which is returning for a second season on Disney+.
Esposito plays Moff Gideon in the show set between the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy. Find out what Esposito had to say about his role and some anecdotes about season one.
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Production is underway on the second season of The Mandalorian, slated to arrive on Disney+ this Fall. Executive producer Jon Favreau is hard at work on the show he created for Lucasfilm, and he had a very special visitor recently that he couldn’t help but show fans.
Star Wars creator George Lucas stopped by the set of The Mandalorian, and Jon Favreau arranged for a very special introduction with the show’s most beloved character: Baby Yoda. So if you want to see George Lucas holding Baby Yoda, just keep reading. Read More »
Not to be confused with the forthcoming DC Universe superhero series of the same name, Stargirl is a new Disney+ original movie adapted from Jerry Spinelli’s New York Times best-selling novel. The coming-of-age tale follows an introverted young man named Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) who likes flying under the radar. But when he meets an outgoing, quirky and confident new girl named Stargirl (Grace VanderWaal), everything changes. See for yourself in the first Stargirl trailer below. Read More »
Taika Waititi is one of the busiest people in Hollywood right now, but he would drop it all for IG-11. Well, maybe not all of it, but he would definitely rush to reprise his role as the dangerous assassin droid in The Mandalorian. But nothing is ever over in Star Wars, as we all know, and Waititi believes the power of fan petitions could bring IG-11 back to the Disney+ series. Because, Waititi says, “he was the hero.”
Spoilers for the final episode of The Mandalorian below.
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Finally, things are turning around for Disney! Disney+, the new streaming service from the mega-company, has only been around for a few short months – and yet it’s already become the most downloaded app in America. Since it’s launch in November of 2019, the app has been downloaded over 30 million times. While this success can’t be chalked up entirely to Baby Yoda, we’re just going to pretend it is.
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Say what you will about the overall quality of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian (I have plenty of gripes, but I’ll bite my tongue for now), but one thing we can all agree on is that the first live-action Star Wars show looks expensive as hell. And it turns out that Baby Yoda, First of His Name, King of the Internet, Subject of Memes, Breaker of Hearts, and Lord of Cuteness, has an extremely high price tag. If you’ve ever wondered, “Hey, how much is Baby Yoda worth?”, read on to learn the answer – straight from an actor who could have caused some serious damage to your favorite tiny, long-eared nerf herder. Read More »
The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars show and part of the initial launch line-up of original content on Disney+, was a sensation. But while everyone loved Baby Yoda, and memes about this little 50-year-old child flooded the internet every week, some viewers were not into the episodic nature of the show – which resembled the animated Star Wars shows more than the movies – and the lack of Pedro Pascal’s face.
One aspect of the show that isn’t talked about as much, but which makes The Mandalorian a special and essential addition to the Star Wars universe, is the way it portrays different communities and creatures within the franchise. Like The Clone Wars before it, The Mandalorian takes advantage of its TV format in order to explore more of the universe without losing track of the end goal, allowing the story to focus on the little guy and the communities affected by the larger, galaxy-spanning conflicts. The best example of this is in the way The Mandalorian portrays the Tusken Raiders and the droids of the franchise.
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