Jon Favreau reveals classic character in The Mandalorian


Jon Favreau has released a behind-the-scenes image of the upcoming Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian.

On Christmas Day, The Mandalorian executive producer Jon Favreau posted a photo of a very familiar character on his Instagram — bounty hunter droid IG-88.

The droid appeared alongside Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back as one of the many bounty hunters hired to track down the Millennium Falcon and it looks like he will be returning to our screens soon.

While the photo features IG-88 in front of a green screen, the framing of the shot isn’t all that conducive to creative and humorous photoshopping.

Understandably, many hoped that Boba Fett would have been included in the character line up. While many fans theorize that Fett is actually still alive after falling into the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi, it might still be narratively problematic to include him in a series that takes place after his supposed death.

The Mandalorian is set between the end of the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the new trilogy.

While the new Star Wars series has signed on an impressive cast of actors, IG-88 is so far only one of two confirmed characters set to appear in the secretive narrative.

The series will star Pedro Pascal as the unnamed Mandalorian, a solo gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.

The rest of the cast includes Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Carl Weathers (Arrested Development), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Omid Abtahi (who voiced a Mandalorian in Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and even Nick Nolte (Graves).

Perhaps most surprising, and my personal favorite is the casting of filmmaker and documentarian Werner Herzog (Rick and Morty). What the heck? Then again, he is a bit alien.

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Not much else is known about The Mandalorian, including its intended release date. Since we know it will stream on Disney+, we definitely won’t be seeing it until after the Fall 2019 launch date of the new streaming service.

Source: CinemaBlend