A Special Look at The Mandalorian Gives us Fantastic Barroom Brawl
The Mandalorian is here, folks. One of the most marquee new series for Disney + officially debuts today, and to get you into the bounty hunting mood, we’ve got our longest look at a single scene yet in this new video. It gives us Pedro Pascal’s titular hero (called Mando by a goon who will regret getting in his face) walking into a bar. It’s like the set up to a Star Wars joke, only the joke’s on the ruffians who try to menace our be-helmeted hero.
We’ve known for a while now that The Mandalorian would give us a longer look at parts of the Galaxy only glimpsed at in the Skywalker Saga. The story is set five years after the events in The Return of the Jedi, and while the Empire has fallen, life on the ground for regular folks remains as precarious as ever. The rave reviews from critics who have seen 27-minutes of the series all speak to a delicious western vibe and this new clip certainly delivers on that score. It’s got the classic western set-up—a dusty, dark bar, a spilled drink, insults, and then a shootout.
This special look also hints at the moral ambiguity surrounding the great Werner Herzog’s character. He seems like he’s definitely going to be a bad guy. Unless the trailer was cut in such a way as to trick us, it seems as if Herzog’s character is pining for the old days of the Empire, which he calls “the natural order of things.” Herzog has played the heavy before, and with his rich, German-accented English and his philosophical bent, he makes a wonderful villain.
Check out the new look at The Mandalorian below, and you can now officially stream the show on Disney +.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Featured image: The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) in his ship the Falcon Crest. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios