Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian warrior holds his own in this cool image from EW
I think it’s safe to say that the Star Wars fanbase is suitably excited for The Mandalorian. The recent D23 trailer was more than enough to send us into delirium and fill our imaginations with images of a far darker take on the galaxy far, far away.
Jon Favreau appears to have crafted a stunning new chapter in the Star Wars universe and with the clock ticking down to the launch of Disney+ on November 12th expectations are high. With that in mind, EW has unveiled an exclusive new image from the series which reveals Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian warrior battling it out with two Trandoshans. The alien hunters were made famous during Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back when Bossk attended the infamous bounty hunter meeting aboard Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer.
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Although the make-up appears to show slight variations to Bossk, these are indeed Trandoshans. We last saw the lizard-like hunters during The Clone Wars when a small group captured Ahsoka Tano and dropped her onto an alien planet to be hunted as a trophy. Obviously, things didn’t exactly go as planned and with the help of the mighty Wookiee Chewbacca, Ahsoka put an end to their hunt once and for all.
Series creator Jon Favreau has said that he’s hoping to explore the darker side of Star Wars in The Mandalorian. “I’m trying to evoke the aesthetics of not just the original trilogy but the first film. Not just the first film but the first act of the first film,” Favreau explained. “What was it like on Tatooine? What was going on in that cantina? That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of Star Wars, the Mad Max aspect of Star Wars.”
Starring Pedro Pascal as the titular bounty hunter, The Mandalorian also stars Giancarlo Esposito, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Taika Waititi, Ming-Na Wen, and Werner Herzog.
The first episode of The Mandalorian will premiere when Disney+ launches on November 12th 2019.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly