Many fans will be relieved to hear that after putting the Mandalorian-focused project on the backburner, the entertainment conglomerate that is Disney have released a brand new trailer for the upcoming series.
Despite the iconic look and who it’s most synonymous with, the series takes place after Jango and Boba Fett’s time, instead, it focuses on the time between the fall of the Empire and the emergence of the First Order.
Specifically, the director and writer, Jon Favreau, has promised to stick to the aesthetics that were originally surrounding the infamous and iconic bounty-hunter. However, it appears that he is aiming for a slightly darker approach when it comes to portraying the Mandalorian’s story.
Favreau told The Hollywood Reporter: “I wrote four of the episodes before I even had a deal, because I wanted to do this but only if they wanted to do the version that I wanted to do.” Adding: “I had been thinking about Star Wars since Disney acquired Star Wars. When I was working on Lion King, it was a full-time job for a few of the years, but there was a lot of time when I just had to be available for three very focused hours a day. The TV model allowed me to be an executive producer [on Mandalorian], which allowed me to, on my own time, write everything. It’s a lot like being a chef. You write the menu, you staff up with people who are great at what they do, you oversee and help guide the people who are actually cooking the food, working the line, and then at the end, you plate. That’s why it worked well for Disney. Plus, Disney+ is emerging and there’s an opportunity to tell a story that’s bigger than television, but you don’t have the same expectations that a big holiday release has, which to me isn’t that type of Star Wars that comes out of me. The type of Star Wars that I’m inspired to tell is a smaller thing with new characters.”