Star Wars The Last Jedi - Mark Hamill Beard as Luke Skywalker

The Mandalorian kicked off with one of the biggest surprises in the history of Star Wars by introducing fans to the adorable little asset known as The Child, but lovingly referred to by everyone as Baby Yoda. However, throughout the first season of the series on Disney+, there are plenty of other secrets, Easter eggs, and references to the rest of the Star Wars saga that you might not have known about. Many of these were revealed or discussed as each episode of The Mandalorian was released, but the biggest one that no one seems to have known about involves one of the most important stars of The Skywalker Saga. Read More »

The Mandalorian - Original Greef Karga Plans

The third episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+ today, and with it comes a focus on the show’s small but stellar ensemble cast, which introduces a batch of memorable new characters into the live-action Star Wars universe.

Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers sat down with executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to discuss their experience working on The Mandalorian, get their perspective on Star Wars and share some stories from behind the scenes. Easily the most fascinating reveal from this particular episode involves learning that not only was Carl Weathers’ character Greef Karga originally designed for him to be in alien prosthetic make-up, but he was going to be killed off in “Chapter 3: The Sin.”

Get more details on that and all the finer points of the new episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. Read More »

Dave Filoni Duel of the Fates

The best moment from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is burned into the brains of anyone who’s seen it: as John Williams’ epic score blares, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi face down Darth Maul, who ignites his double-bladed lightsaber and engages in a spectacular two-on-one fight.

This is one of the best live-action lightsaber battles in the franchise, but it’s more than that, too. To hear Star Wars guru Dave Filoni tell it, the entire arc of the prequel trilogy hinges on that moment. Hear Filoni explain the significance of the duel below. Read More »

disney-galley-the-mandalorian-episode-2-recap

The second episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian has arrived, and in it, executive producer Jon Favreau hones in on the legacy of Star Wars and how it impacted the making of The Mandalorian. For this episode, he’s brought in some longtime Star Wars veterans and Lucasfilm collaborators to discuss the saga, including the company’s president Kathleen Kennedy, Industrial Light & Magic visual effects supervisors John Knoll and Richard Bluff, and animation director Hal Hickel. The overall vibe of the episode honors what came before, especially the vision of George Lucas, which goes far beyond Star Wars.

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The Mandalorian - Jon Favreay and Dave Filoni

In honor of Star Wars Day, the first episode of the new documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian has arrived on Disney+. The series begins by profiling all of the directors who took on an episode in the first season of the live-action Star Wars series. The result is a collection of some entertaining anecdotes from long before The Mandalorian was even an idea, perspective on tackling something as big as Star Wars, and a peek at how the show was produced.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the finer points of the first episode, including executive producer Dave Filoni telling the story of how he nearly blew his opportunity to tackle The Clone Wars, which turned him into the Star Wars creator that fans adore today. Read More »

Ahsoka vs Maul

If you aren’t watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars, you probably missed one of the best lightsaber fights in the franchise’s history in last Friday’s episode. Ahsoka Tano and Maul clashed on Mandalore, and since executive producer and supervising director Dave Filoni knew that confrontation was a big deal for fans, he wanted to make sure the lightsaber fight was taken to the next level.

So he utilized performance capture technology and brought in Ray Park, the actor who portrayed Maul in The Phantom Menace (and briefly again in Solo: A Star Wars Story), to embody the character one more time. Check out this new featurette that shows how the scene was achieved.
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the mandalorian season 3

The second season of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian doesn’t arrive on the streaming platform for another six months, but a new report says that pre-production on a third season is already underway. Get the details below. Read More »

The Mandalorian Season 2 Directors

When The Mandalorian debuted on Disney+ last fall, the first episode marked the live-action directorial debut of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni (seen above left). It was a surprising move, especially when the series was also executive produced by experienced director Jon Favreau, who had films like Iron Man and The Lion King remake under his belt. But the first episode drew fans in and helped kick off this exciting new era of Star Wars on the small screen. So it should come as no surprise that Filoni will again get behind the camera as one of The Mandalorian season 2 directors. Read More »

Obi-Wan Kenobi tv series writer

Disney is looking within its circle of Lucasfilm regulars for a writer to replace Hossein Amini on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni and longtime Star Wars TV writer Christopher Yost are among those being eyed by Disney as the new Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series writer. Both Filoni and Yost are part of the Disney+ family as well, having written episodes of The Mandalorian, with Filoni also directing two of them.

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We’re a little more than two months away from the release of The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars TV series, and since this is going to be a big deal for the nascent Disney+ streaming service, we expect the promotional cycle to ramp up considerably over the new several weeks.

It’s already begun: the first trailer debuted at D23 not long ago, and now showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni have given a new interview in which they revealed that the series will explore how The First Order gained power in the galaxy in the wake of the fall of the Empire. Read More »