the mandalorian set

Mixing Star Wars and Star Trek terminology may be a faux pas for most fans, but Bryce Dallas Howard has good reason to do it. The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom actress is stepping behind the camera to helm an episode of Disney+’s highly-anticipated upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which uses groundbreaking technology pioneered by executive producer Jon Favreau. It’s technology so out of this world that when Howard stepped onto The Mandalorian set, she was instantly reminded of a futuristic sci-fi series beginning with the word “Star.” But don’t worry Star Wars fans, her use of a familiar Star Trek term only makes The Mandalorian sound 100% cooler.

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d23 expo 2019 schedule

San Diego Comic-Con may be losing its status as the premiere convention for all things geeky, but Disney’s biannual D23 Expo only grows in influence and anticipation every year. This year’s D23 is especially exciting with the upcoming November launch of Disney+, the Disney streaming platform that will feature original and already-released titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. Not to mention the upcoming slate of Marvel Studios, which enters a new era following the release of this year’s behemoth hit Avengers: Endgame.

When can you find out all the juicy new details about all these properties? The company has revealed what days we can expect all things Disney to drop with the release of the official D23 Expo 2019 schedule. See the jam-packed schedule below.

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the mandalorian

Fans who were lucky enough to attend Star Wars Celebration last month were treated to a bunch of footage from the upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. The new show will be debuting with the Disney+ subscription streaming service in November, and it’s taking us back to the style of the original Star Wars trilogy in many ways. In fact, that’s one of the things that excited filmmaker Werner Herzog while working on the show as an actor.

While Werner Herzog is known for his thoughtful, often existential documentaries, when it comes to his acting career, he’s taken on an interesting array of roles, including a villain in Jack Reacher, a poker player called The German in The Grand, and a house caretaker in Parks and Recreation. But soon enough, fans will see him as a gangster in The Mandalorian, and even though Herzog has somehow never seen a single Star Wars movie, he still felt up to the task of starring in it. Plus, he also has some kind words for how this Star Wars production was executed. Read More »

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Comic-Con Panel

Star Wars fans were rewarded for their patience earlier this month when Star Wars Celebration unveiled not only the first teaser trailer and title for the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, but also the first footage from the upcoming live-action Disney+ series The Mandalorian. But now fans will have to be patient once again before the next tease for both Star Wars projects arrives.

A new rumor says Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will bring the saga back to San Diego Comic-Con in July. But for fans waiting to see more from The Mandalorian, they might be waiting until Disney’s D23 Expo in August. Find out more below. Read More »

the mandalorian technology

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 PascalThe 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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the mandalorian episodes

As the first live-action Star Wars TV series (barring a few holiday specials) and the flagship series for the new Disney+ streaming service, The Mandalorian has captured the attention of Star Wars fans and non-fans alike. But the question remains: how long will our attention be held?

While Netflix has pioneered the idea of binge-watching by releasing its original shows in blocks that are made to be consumed in a weekend, Hulu and Amazon Prime have gone different routes by releasing episodes weekly or biweekly. But during the buzzy Disney+ unveiling, no answers were given on whether Disney’s streaming service would go the weekly or binge route. According to a new report, The Mandalorian episodes won’t be following Netflix’s strategy, and will only release the first episode upon its debut in November. But could this mean the show will be released weekly?

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the mandalorian

/Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about everything he’s seen at Star Wars Celebration 2019, from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, to the Hasbro toy reveals, to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge presentation, to the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order video game, to the Vader Immortal VR experience, to The Mandalorian sizzle reel and footage.

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Live-action Star Wars stories have always been on the big screen, with only animated tales getting a shot on television. Until now. The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars TV series and Disney knows this is a big deal – it’s being positioned as the flagship series for the new Disney+ streaming service. Much like how CBS used a new Star Trek show to draw people into their new subscription service, Disney and Lucasfilm know that all it takes is one great show to get people hooked…and the next chapter in a beloved franchise certainly helps get people through the door.

In case you weren’t able to attend Star Wars Celebration panel or watch the live stream of the event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about The Mandalorian, collected from the panel.

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Jon Favreau is becoming known as a director who loves testing the boundaries of cutting-edge technology and using that to further the limits of filmmaking. But sometimes, even he loves to go old-school. The writer, creator, and showrunner of The Mandalorian revealed that the effects used to shoot the ship of the titular bounty hunter, called the Razorcrest, will be entirely practical.

Inspired by the use of models to shoot the ships of the original Star Wars trilogy, Favreau and fellow executive producer Dave Filoni (Clone Wars) elaborated at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on how they teamed up with Industrial Light & Magic to pay homage to the original Star Wars movies by shooting with old-fashioned models and rigs.

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the mandalorian footage description

While many would argue that modern science fiction fandom was born thanks to television, live-action Star Wars storytelling has existed solely as a big screen endeavor. Until now.

The Mandalorian arrives this Fall on the new Disney+ streaming service and it will be the first live-action Star Wars story to debut outside of a movie theater. The first footage from the series was shown at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, where /Film got a first glimpse at it. Read The Mandalorian footage description below.

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