The Mandalorian is the latest success in the Star Wars franchise, and with the first season of the show complete, Lucasfilm is ready to dive into some books centered on the Disney+ production.
Later this year, a variety of The Mandalorian books will be released, including a book collecting some of the stunning concept art from the first season, as well as an adult novel by author Adam Christopher. But that’s not all. Read More »
In the first season finale of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+, the asset officially referred to as “The Child” and lovingly referred to as Baby Yoda was kidnapped by Imperial Scout Troopers. The little guy is being held in a satchel, and he keeps wiggling around inside of it, trying to get out. So one of the Scout Troopers just punches the bag, and fans were not having it.
One of the Scout Troopers was portrayed by Jason Sudeikis, and he was surprised to find himself trending on social media last year when it was revealed that he was the one who dared to lay a finger on the galactic treasure known as Baby Yoda. Weirdly enough, it had been so long since he shot that scene, it didn’t register to him that the combination of Baby Yoda becoming a pop culture phenomenon and him punching the character would turn into such a big deal. So until he started trending on Twitter, he had kinda forgotten about it. Read More »
There have been plenty of perplexing pieces of Star Wars merchandise in the long history of the sci-fi saga, ranging from a sucker molded like the tongue of Jar Jar Binks to Darth Vader riding an Imperial chopper motorcycle. But a new version of the handheld game Bop It! cross-branded with the Star Wars series The Mandalorian is about to give those silly toys a run for their money, because it will tell you to bop, twist and pull the bounty known only as The Child, or as fans call him, Baby Yoda. Read More »
Mark Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, but he’s also a renowned voice actor. That’s why Hamill also lent his voice to some extra characters in the galaxy far, far away, but it turns out there’s even more that Mark Hamill did as a voice actor than previously known.
Recently, the documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian revealed that Mark Hamill lent his voice to the droid EV-9D9 in an episode of the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. That prompted Hamill to confirm on social media that he has extra voice roles in the Star Wars universe outside of the ones we already knew about. Read More »
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 »
There are so many Star Wars LEGO sets out there that it’s hard to keep track. But the building brick company isn’t slowing down because the Star Wars line is one of their most popular themes, and this year they’ve got plenty of new additions from across the spectrum of media set in a galaxy far, far away.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a new video game coming in October this year that goes through all nine chapters of the primary Star Wars saga with all the action, adventure and humor that the LEGO video games bring to the table. So LEGO is releasing a bunch of sets from across the spectrum of Star Wars that tie into the video game, including sets that will include codes for the game to unlock certain characters and ships to be used in the game. Get a look at the 2020 Star Wars LEGO sets below. Read More »
The Mandalorian‘s new “Stagecraft” technology, which uses a rear-projected LED screen to create a reactive environment, is considered the most groundbreaking new film technology since the green screen. So it’s no wonder that Disney+ plans to use it for one of its most anticipated Star Wars series. The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series will use the same technology as that pioneered by The Mandalorian, according to star Ewan McGregor, who shared vague new details about the yet-untitled series.
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There are plenty of Funko POPs inspired by the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, but the biggest of them all is yet to come. A super-sized 10-inch Funko POP of The Mandalorian is on the way, and he even has his shimmering Beskar armor with a chrome finish. But the best part of this giant Funko POP is that it comes with The Child in his arms. See the collectible below. Read More »
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Since The Mandalorian is a Star Wars spin-off, executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni wanted a score that felt familiar to fans who grew up on with the iconic themes of John Williams, but also veered into new territory to distinguish itself from the rest of the Star Wars universe. They were hoping for something that was influenced by the work of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly composer Ennio Morricone and the various scores from the films of Akira Kurosawa, a filmmaker who had a big influence on George Lucas. They got exactly what they wanted from Oscar-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson, and the first time they heard it was on set from his phone. Read More »
Much of the focus on the making of The Mandalorian has been on the groundbreaking virtual set technology referred to as The Volume, or StageCraft, as it’s also been referred to by industry professionals. However, there’s still a lot of traditional visual effects work that went into bringing the first season of the live-action Star Wars series to life. A new The Mandalorian VFX reel was recently posted online by one of the visual effects studios who worked on the series and it shows which shots had fully digital characters, creatures, droids, environments and more. Read More »