First Image for The Mandalorian Released; Series Directors Announced

Just 24 hours after writer and Executive Producer Jon Favreau announced the title and details for his new TV series on Disney Streaming Service, production began.  In order to keep the hype train moving, Disney decided to give the fans something to howl over, the first image for The Mandalorian (pictured).  The image doesn’t really tell us much, except that the armor looks sick af, but die-hard Star Wars fans should search their feelings for they may have seen this image before.  If the force is strong with you, you’ll realize that the armor is very reminiscent of the concept art for the Boba Fett armor in the highly-yearned for, now-defunct LucasArts game, Star Wars 1313.

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While the similarities are uncanny, it could be a long shot that The Mandalorian has anything to do with the Bounty Hunter adventure game Star Wars 1313, but if there is one thing we know about Disney, they will use all parts of the buffalo.  That could mean that Favreau and Disney execs poured over images and stories until the unearthed this gem.  We’ll wait with baited breath to see if there is any correlation, but until then, read over the synopsis and let your mind wander.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Warsuniverse. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travels of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Additionally, Disney also revealed the cavalcade of who’s-who that will be directing the series for the Disney streaming service.  Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) is set to direct the Pilot with, Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) rounding out the rest of the series.  It is quite fascinating that Disney will have Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of iconic director Ron Howard, take the director’s chair.  It’ll be interesting to see how she puts her mark on her episodes.  Equally as fascinating is the return of Taika Waititi to a Disney set.  He did an incredible job in Thor: Ragnarok, bringing in a healthy mix of humor, action, and drama.  Will his episodes replicate that?  Will it fit?

We’ll find out when The Mandalorian, executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson, with co-executive producer Karen Gilchrist eventually debuts on the Disney Streaming Service!