The Mandalorian set photo

Along with the new Star Wars: Episode 9 rumors that recently came to light, some details on the forthcoming live-action Star Wars series called The Mandalorian may provide some insight into exactly what kind of story we’re dealing with.

So far, Disney and Lucasfilm have somehow kept details on The Mandalorian under tight wraps, including most of the cast in the series. But a new rumor sheds some light on what the titular characters in the series are trying to accomplish, including the revelation of a certain MacGuffin that will drive the series. This might dive into spoiler territory for some trying to stay in the dark, but keep reading for the full details. Read More »

The Star Wars series has always been a home for wizened older actors with a talent for lending gravitas to sometimes silly situations. Just to name a few: Alec Guinness, Ian McDiarmid, and Max Von Sydow. Now, that tradition will continue on the small screen, as three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte has joined the cast of The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars TV series.

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Gina Carano is heading to a galaxy far, far away. The former mixed martial arts fighter broke out in Hollywood when she starred in Steven Soderbergh’s spy movie Haywire, and now she’s the latest actor to join the cast of Disney+’s upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Read More »

Carl Weathers in The Mandalorian

Right now, production is underway on the first live-action Star Wars series that will be coming to the Disney+ streaming service next year. The series is called The Mandalorian, and while we have a plot synopsis and details on who will be directing all of the episodes in the show’s inaugural season, somehow Disney and Lucasfilm have kept a tight lid on the cast. But we might have word on at least one actor in the series.

Carl Weathers is best known for playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, not to mention hunting down a certain alien hunter in the original Predator. Now it sounds like he might be making an appearance in a galaxy far, far away if a new rumor is to be believed.  Read More »

The Mandalorian set photo

Disney doesn’t launch its streaming service until 2019, but the content that will populate it is beginning to go into production. Right now, Lucasfilm is putting together their first live-action Star Wars television show. Ever.

Such a historic occasion is, of course, shrouded in secrecy. Fans know the show will be entitled The Mandalorian, that it’s set the gap years between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order, and that is has an amazing line-up of talent to direct. Disney also released a photograph of said nameless and gender-neutral Mandalorian, as seen at the top of this article.

But there’s something else in this image that we need to talk about: the title character’s distinctive-looking weapon.

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The Mandalorian set photo

George Lucas decided to stop by The Mandalorian set and bring the show’s producer and writer, Jon Favreau, some semi-expensive wine for his birthday, because he’s a mensch. The result: a new Mandalorian set photo, which reveals a cantina where one can relax and drink George Lucas-approved wine. See the image below.

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This time on Star Wars Bits:

  • Connections between Galaxy’s Edge planet of Batuu and the greater Galaxy are revealed
  • Some incredible Star Wars toys make a splash at New York Comic-Con
  • A lot of Episode IX production info hits the web
  • Rumors abound that Taika Waititi might voice a droid in The Mandalorian
  • And much more!

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New The Mandalorian photos recently released by executive producer Jon Favreau are going to send Star Wars fans deep into the Wookiepedia archives.

The first Star Wars live-action streaming series is set to explore the galaxy in the time period between the fall of the Empire and the emergence of the First Order, but it will do so by going back in history. The props seen in the new The Mandalorian photos suggest that some elements of Favreau’s series could have ties to The Empire Strikes Back and a Star Wars video game.

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werner herzog in star wars

Director Werner Herzog is known not only for his mesmerizing documentaries and arthouse narratives, but also his trademark ominous voice. Jack Reacher made substantial use of his menacing presence as a villain, and now it seems like he’s been all but officially confirmed to be involved in The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau‘s live-action Star Wars series. Werner Herzog in Star Wars? Learn more after the jump.

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the mandalorian

Just a day ago, the news broke that Jon Favreau‘s mystery Star Wars TV series would be titled The Mandalorian and follow the escapades of a lone gunfighter on the Outer Rim planet of Mandalore.

Along with the title, the star-studded roster of episode directors were announced, including Star Wars stalwarts like Dave FiloniThor Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi, and two of the first female directors for a Star Wars live-action project. Now, more information has been released about which episodes these high-profile directors will helm.

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