The Mandalorian revealed at Star Wars Celebration, sizzle reel leaks online

Tanya Cunningham
April 15, 2019

Pascal describes the Mandalorian as "a mysterious lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy".

The 501st Legion is a group of Star Wars fans who are devoted to wearing the costumes of Stormtroopers, bounty hunters, and other Star Wars characters, and we learned today that they'll be appearing in several episodes of the upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

Hyping up a crowd already buzzing from Friday's release of a trailer for the ninth installment in the flagship film franchise, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", were the show's writer and executive producer, Jon Favreau, and several members of the cast. Tonight, the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere airs on HBO, and right now, Disney is busy blowing the top off the Star Wars fandom at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.

In a land where everything must fit authentically within the Star Wars universe, selling regular Coca-Cola packaged products was a no go. In the trailer, the gunslinger character, played by Pedro Pascal, follows a dot on a tracking beacon across an icy planet. The show will be set three years after Return of the Jedi, after the fall of the Empire but before the First Order emerges. They met each other at Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch while they were working on Iron Man and Clone Wars respectively.

Pascal's titular character is modeled after iconic bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett from the earlier trilogies. But The Mandalorian may be his most ambitious new project for the house of mouse.

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The panel then said goodbye to the streaming audience, and treated the in-person audience to several more minutes of footage from The Mandalorian.

Carano plays Cara Dune. She said filming sometimes ran for 17 hours a day, but knew it was worth it because it was Star Wars. Fans will be able to subscribe for just $6.99.

The creative forces behind the hit shows The Freemaker Adventures and LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars, Bill Motz and Bob Roth, will headline a LEGO Star Wars animation free-for-all featuring special guests Leland Chee (Lucasfilm) and Jason Cosler (LEGO Group)!

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