The first live-action Star Wars series is coming to Disney+ this fall, and thanks to the arrival of The D23 Expo, fans everywhere can finally see what Lucasfilm has to offer with The Mandalorian.
Created by Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man, the new Star Wars series focuses on Pedro Pascal as a Mandalorian bounty hunter whose reputation is so well known that he’s only referred to by his titular moniker. Taking us into the seedier side of the Star Wars universe, we watch as this lone gunfighter deals with the remnants of the Empire, some dangerous fellow bounty hunters, and a dangerous mission. Check out The Mandalorian trailer below for a taste of this epic new series. Read More »
The D23 Expo is officially underway, and while the first burst of news was chock-full of theme park updates, that’s not all that’s coming out of Disney’s big convention. Don’t forget that Disney+ is coming this fall, and the House of Mouse is making a big push for some of the original shows and (not so original) movies coming to the streaming service. All over The D23 Expo are official new D23 Disney+ posters for The Mandalorian, the remake of Lady and the Tramp, High School Musical: The Musical, and more. Read More »
/Film’s Peter Sciretta is on the ground at this year’s D23 Expo, Disney’s company-wide fan convention that’s slated to bring us tons of news about Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and more over the next three days. But before the onslaught of news begins, Peter was able to snag a few photos of The Mandalorian costumes on the convention show floor, giving us a closer look at the clothing worn by Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano‘s characters in the first live-action Star Wars TV Show. Check them out below. Read More »
Jon Favreau really wanted in on that Star Wars action. So much so that he went ahead and wrote four episodes of his upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian before Disney even approved the show. Favreau wasn’t just jumping the gun – he wanted to ensure that he and Disney were on the same page regarding his specific vision for the Star Wars series.
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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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When the new streaming service Disney+ arrives in November, it will bring the first episode of Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars TV series with it. The Mandalorian follows Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as the titular bounty hunter, a lone gunfighter taking on various dangerous missions and assignments in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Since the series takes place after Return of the Jedi, it only makes sense that series creator Jon Favreau got some advice from Star Wars creator George Lucas. Read More »
Earlier this year, we got one hell of a sneak peek at the first live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian. The project is coming to Disney+ when the new streaming subscription services launches this fall, and it sounds like Lucasfilm and Disney are banking on this being a big hit for them before it even debuts, because writer and executive producer Jon Favreau is already hashing out what will happen in The Mandalorian season 2. Read More »
If you’re a casual Star Wars fan like me, you may have never heard of a seemingly insignificant background character in The Empire Strikes Back named Willrow Hood, who only appears in the movie for a brief second. But the character has quite the following among hardcore fans of the franchise thanks to a distinctive prop that he carries with him, and now a connection has been drawn between that prop and the upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Get the details below.
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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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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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