On the December 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, to have a spoiler discussion of The Mandalorian episode 5 “The Gunslinger.”

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The Mandalorian and The Kuleshov Effect

More than halfway through the first season of Disney+’s marquee original show The Mandalorian, the question everyone is asking, both on screen and off, is whether or not the title character is ever going to show us his face. The eponymous bounty hunter may not be Boba Fett or his father Jango, but he sports a similarly sleek helmet and has only taken it off once briefly (without showing the audience his face underneath). The choice to literally mask a key character is far from a unique situation in the Star Wars universe, but a risky one for the new show.

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The Mandalorian The Gunslinger Review

Naturally, there are spoilers ahead.

On the run from every bounty hunter in the Guild and forced to leave Sorgan in a hurry, the Mando and his young charge (dubbed Baby Yoda by the internet) find themselves damaged on the fringes of the Outer Rim—damage taken from a cocky bounty hunter with a mouth on him in a Top Gun-like dogfight. The closest safe harbor appears to be a world you may have heard of called Tatooine, where he finds a safe docking bay in Mos Eisley.

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baby yoda merch

America has Baby Yoda fever! Don’t even try talking about boring old regular Yoda – we don’t want to hear it. All we care about is our tiny puppet child and his big ears. Jon Favreau, the father of Baby Yoda, has finally opened up about his bouncing baby boy, talking about the character’s future on The Mandalorian, why there was no Baby Yoda merch at the ready, and more.

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The Mandalorian

The live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian is right in the middle of its first season, but executive producer Jon Favreau is already hard at work on the second season. Favreau will be directing at least one episode in the second season after letting some other filmmakers get behind the camera the first time around. But one of the other directors in the second season will be Carl Weathers, one of the co-stars of the first season, and he has teased some of what we might see in forthcoming new episodes. Read More »

Baby Yoda

The first toys of The Mandalorian character known as Baby Yoda won’t arrive until next spring, but that’s not stopping us from squealing for joy at the sight of one of the first items fans will be able to get their hands on in 2020. Hot on the heels of the cute plush toy revealed earlier this week, the first Funko POP of Baby Yoda has been revealed, and there’s even a 10-inch version that comes pretty close to being life-size. Check it out below. Read More »

baby yoda plush

Baby Yoda (don’t @ me, I know that’s not his actual name) is all anyone wants to talk about these days. Climate crisis? No thanks! Politics? Boring! We want Baby Yoda, and we want him everywhere. In an effort to avoid The Mandalorian spoilers, Disney made sure to not manufacture any Baby Yoda merch in advance – a move that’s kind of backfired on them, since everyone wants Baby Yoda toys and they want them immediately. Little by little, Baby Yoda-related merchandise has trickled out, and now, there’s a fairly cute plush on the horizon. Don’t get too excited, though: you’ll have to wait six months before you can clutch Baby Yoda to your chest and promise to never let him go.

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Archery in Movies

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, watch as a professional bow hunter reviews the accuracy of archer scenes in movies and TV shows like Lord of the Rings,  The Walking Dead, The Avengers, and more. Plus, watch a trailer for The Mandalorian cut in the style of the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads, and see what happens when Sesame Street star Big Bird takes a lie detector test. Read More »

Hot Toys Heavy Infantry Mandalorian Figure

Even though the new live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian follows a singular bounty hunter from the tribe of the same name, we’ve learned there are plenty of other warriors donning the same signature armor. One of the more prominent characters introduced is called Paz Vizla, but when it comes to selling this guy as a new Star Wars collectible, he’s simply called the Heavy Infantry Mandalorian. Hot on the heels of receiving a Black Series figure from Hasbro, the character is also joining the Hot Toys line-up. Check out the Heavy Infantry Mandalorian Hot Toys figure below. This is the way. Read More »

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On the December 2, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and Bryan Young from Star Wars Insider and the Full of Sith podcast to have a spoiler-filled discussion about The Mandalorian episode 4, titled “Sanctuary”.

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