Don’t expect many huge, universe-shaking answers to be revealed during the course of The Mandalorian season 2 – it seems as if showrunner Jon Favreau is going to keep fans on the hook for a few more seasons until he starts dropping any truly major revelations.
In a new interview, actor Giancarlo Esposito, who plays the Darksaber-wielding villain Moff Gideon, says that The Mandalorian is developing not only a third but a fourth season, and season 4 is “where you’re really gonna start to get answers.” Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a special effects make-up artist explains some of the techniques used on movies like The Wizard of Oz, The Godfather, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. Plus, check out the revival of the Superman radio show from DC FanDome this past weekend, and see how Kevin James screwed up a take on the set of Good Will Hunting. Read More »
Giancarlo Esposito picked up an Emmy nomination yesterday for his work on the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, where we last saw his Moff Gideon character holding an ancient weapon known as the Darksaber. Anyone who watched the series without first watching the Star Wars animated shows probably saw that glowing black blade and thought, “Cool, a new lightsaber!” But fans of the animated shows lost their minds, because the weapon actually has a deep history behind it.
In a new interview, Esposito explains how the Darksaber will factor into the show’s second season, essentially confirming that fans of this show won’t need to do any extra homework to figure out what the heck the story is behind that special blade. Read More »
Da 5 Bloods, the latest Spike Lee Joint, has won considerable acclaim for its cast, particularly the performance from Delroy Lindo as a Trump-voting Vietnam vet with PTSD. But at one time, the cast of Lee’s latest movie would’ve looked very different. And while it’s safe to say that the film ended up with the right cast in the end, it’s hard not to daydream about what could’ve been – a film that would’ve featured Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, and more.
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Viewers of The Mandalorian were left with a big shock in the final shots of the Disney+ series’ first season. Giancarlo Esposito‘s Moff Gideon emerged from a destroyed TIE Fighter wielding an ancient weapon that has deep ties to the Mandalorian culture and huge ramifications for the Star Wars galaxy at large. We’re still several months out from the premiere of The Mandalorian season 2, but Esposito is teasing what it’s like to wield that mythic weapon and what it could mean for the hotly anticipated second season of the acclaimed Star Wars show.
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Giancarlo Esposito‘s character stayed in the shadows for much of The Mandalorian season one, but the actor made a big impact in the final episode. Turns out that the villainous Moff Gideon has intimate knowledge of protagonists like Mando and Cara Dune, but more importantly, he’s willing to use a whole squadron of soldiers to get his hands on Baby Yoda. (I’m sure /Film readers can relate.) But what is Gideon’s ultimate plan? Esposito provided a hint in a recent interview, and you can read his quote below.
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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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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 »
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Giancarlo Esposito was on a Television Critics Association panel Saturday for the new Epix series Godfather of Harlem. Esposito plays Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. to Forest Whitaker’s Bumpy Johnson in the gangster series. Of course, Esposito’s Breaking Bad character Gus Fring was a memorable gangster, and he lives on in Better Call Saul and he has a brief role as a very different kind of shady character in the first season of Amazon’s The Boys. He’s a busy man.
Esposito is also part of the cast of Disney+’s Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, and did an episode of the Shudder reboot of Creepshow. After his Gangster of Harlem panel, /Film was able to ask Esposito about his other two upcoming series.
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Jon Favreau is proving to be one of the foremost filmmakers when it comes to testing game-changing technology, from his dazzling visual effects work in The Jungle Book, to the audacious CGI scale of the upcoming The Lion King. And The Mandalorian, for which Favreau acts as showrunner and executive producer, is no exception.
Favreau may have been touting the upcoming Disney+ show’s use of practical effects that pay homage to the techniques used in the original Star Wars films, but The Mandalorian is doing more than just using rigs to shoot miniature ships. According to actor Giancarlo Esposito, who stars in the series alongside the titular Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian will be using a unique blend of physical sets and digital technology that is unlike anything we’ve seen in a Star Wars property before.
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