Star Wars Celebration: 8 Things We Learned From ‘The Mandalorian’ Panel

The first-ever live-action Star Wars uncover is entrance after this year, and ET has all a new details!

The Mandalorian row kicked off Sunday morning during Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy was on-hand to deliver a row with Executive Producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, and a show’s stars, Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers.

During a hour-long panel, a expel and creators suggested code new impression sum and images, along with some footage. Now, ET’s violation down all the biggest takeaways!

The Mandalorian Takes Place 5 Years After Return Of a Jedi

We knew a events of The Mandalorian would take place someday between Episode VI: Return of a Jedi and Episode VII: The Force Awakens, though now we know The Mandalorian takes place about 5 years after a Rebel Alliance blew adult a second Death Star and had a dance jubilee with a garland of Ewoks on Endor.

“It was unequivocally constrained to me, what happens after a jubilee of a Empire falling?” teased Favreau. “The revolution’s successful… and afterwards what happens?”

Star Wars

The Star Wars Holiday Special Was Referenced a Lot

Yes, this was a large takeaway in a opinion. Interestingly enough, The Star Wars Holiday Special was referenced what felt like 300 times during a panel, mostly jokingly, though let’s hurl with this. Fun fact: this much-loathed 1978 radio special was a initial time a Mandalorian, privately Boba Fett, ever seemed in Star Wars.

While The Holiday Special competence not have been a show’s biggest influence, Filoni and Favreau finished it transparent they wish to get “back to a roots of what desirous George [Lucas],” and are pulling impulse from all aspects of Star Wars, including a strange trilogy, a prequel trilogy, a supplement trilogy, radio shows, and even Legends.

The Cast Included Some Special Star Wars Fans

When Filoni and Favreau satisfied they indispensable an contentment of Stormtroopers for a show, they enlisted a assistance of a 501st Legion, an classification of Star Wars fans dedicated to wearing screen-accurate costumes of Stormtroopers.

“A lot of a costumes we guys make are even improved than what is used on shade during some points,” Filoni told a audience, adding that a 501st indispensable really small instruction on set. “As most as a armor is so accurate, they demeanour like Stormtroopers, they act like Stormtroopers.”

Pedro Pascal Says The Mandalorian has some Clint Eastwood Inspiration

The actor described his character, a as-of-yet indistinguishable Mandalorian, as a mysterious, sole gunfighter in a outdoor reaches of a galaxy.

“Some competence contend he has controversial dignified character,” pronounced Pascal, adding that his impression has “a lot of Clint Eastwood in him.”

Cara Dune, Played by Gina Carano

The impression of Cara Dune was introduced for a initial time by Gina Carano as an ex-Rebel Shock Trooper, a bit of a loner, and someone who is carrying difficulty reintegrating herself into society.

In a footage, shown usually to those who scored a sheet to the panel, Cara Dune can be seen throwing people around, kicking a** and holding names.

Gina Carano

Greef, Played by Carl Weathers

Yes, we now have a impression named Greef in Star Wars, played by Carl Weathers, and he’s flattering freaking perfect!

Weathers vaguely describes Greef as a man who is “running a organisation of annuity hunters,” is looking to secure a product for a client, and hires The Mandalorian to get a pursuit done.

Carl Weathers

The Directors MUST Be Star Wars Fans

According to Filoni and Favreau, if we wish to approach an part of The Mandalorian, we are compulsory to be a attempted and loyal Star Wars fan!

Behind-the-scenes footage showed Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi directing their episodes of The Mandalorian. Dave Filoni himself will finally get in a director’s chair for a entrance episode, his initial live-action Star Wars directing gig.

“I don’t consider we would have ever deliberate doing live-action but [George Lucas’] teachings,” pronounced Filoni.

10 Minutes of Footage!

Around 10 mins of disdainful footage was shown usually to those in a panel, shortly after a livestream ended. The footage included a prolonged stage from The Mandalorian and a teaser trailer.

The stage showed was expected a commencement of a series, with The Mandalorian (Pascal) being hired in a cantina by Greef (Weathers), and given a label with information about a annuity with “deep pockets.”

The Mandalorian afterwards sets out on his venture, strolling by a city that gave off some Tatooine vibes. Along his way, we see a Kowakian monkey-lizard roasting on a separate (the same class as Salacious B. Crumb), a GNK Power droid (aka a gonk droid or a rabble can droid), and a TT-8L gatekeeper droid (aka a identical informer eyeball to a one that pops out of Jabba’s Palace in Return of a Jedi).

Once nearing to his destination, The Mandalorian sits down with an unnamed impression played by Werner Herzog, who lays out a sum of a job. There’s some moving moments between The Mandalorian and some tattered-looking Stormtroopers, roughly heading adult to a four-against-one showdown, to that we hear The Mandalorian reply, “I like those odds.” They all reduce their weapons, and a dual spend some time laying out a devise before a shave ends.

We afterwards get a brief teaser, brimful with dirty moments of Carano in movement as Cara Dune, Giancarlo Esposito piloting a ship, Bill Burr display adult during one impulse so apparently he’s in a show, too, and The Mandalorian himself holding off on his ship, The Razor Crest.

The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on Nov. 12, 2019.


‘Star Wars Celebration’: Naomi Ackie Says New Character Jannah Is ‘Cool, Fierce, Strong’ (Exclusive)

Daisy Ridley on How Time Jump Affects Rey in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (Exclusive)

Star Wars Celebration Special: Tune in For Exclusive Interviews and More!