Behold First Image From the Star Wars TV Series The Mandalorian
Yesterday we shared the news that production is not only officially underway for Jon Favreau’s new Star Wars TV series, but that it’s called The Mandalorian and follows a “lone gunfighter” in the era between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Now Disney has released the first image from set, and it’s been revealed that none other than Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard will be directing an episode a piece. There’s more. The premiere episode is being helmed by Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars director Dave Fioni, while Jessica Jones and Better Call Saul director Deborah Chow and Dope director Rick Famuyiwa will be helming episodes as well.
The folks at StarWars.com released the below image, which gives us our first look at the central figure in The Mandalorian. They’ve also confirmed that yes, The Mandalorian will clearly have a strong connection to the famous bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett (you could be forgiven for mistaking the image below as one of Boba Fett), with the story following their character arcs and taking place after the fall of the Empire and before the rise of the First Order. The series is being written and produced by Favreau, who has already proven to Disney that he’s got the chops to take a beloved property and make it its own after his success with The Jungle Book. (Not to mention the fact that he kicked off the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe when he directed the first Iron Man). Here’s the tweet:
Production on #TheMandalorian, Star Wars’ first live-action series, has begun!https://t.co/Dp0HEASdqk pic.twitter.com/fQaiBcH10v
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 4, 2018
We’ll be keeping a close eye on The Mandalorian as it continues through production. It’ll be available on Disney’s streaming service, alongside the upcoming Marvel shows that will revolve around Loki, Scarlett Witch and more.
Featured image: An image from the set of ‘The Mandalorian.’ Courtesy Walt Disney Studios.