Star Wars live-action series 'The Mandalorian' unveiled with exclusive teaser

Star Wars live-action series 'The Mandalorian' unveiled with exclusive teaser

Jon Favreau penned the series, and the directors for the show that have been officially announced include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) who will be directing the first episode.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.

The show is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, per Favreau's description. He travels the outer reaches of the galaxy alone, far away from the laws of the New Republic.

Pascal will be joined in the cast by Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul; Apollo Creed from the Rocky films, Carl Weathers; Omid Abtahi of American Gods; Emily Swallow of Supernatural; Nick Nolte as the voice of an alien creature; and Deadpool's Gina Carano.

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A bunch of new characters are being added to lore, he adds, but "for those who've been fans for 40 years, there's a lot in there for you".

Favreau also revealed behind-the-scenes footage that included the titular Mandalorian riding a Dewback, a giant lizard from Tatooine. Favreau said that he wanted to take the series back to the "scum and villainy" seen in the first film, which is a tone that immediately won him over. In the comparison photo below, you can see that the new 75244 Tantive IV is longer and more detailed than the 10198 Tantive IV from 2009 which sold for $149.99 with 1,408 pieces.

The trailer for the show - expected to be an anchor of the Disney+ streaming service when it launches in November - was omitted from a livestream of the event, but screened for a rabid in-house crowd at Chicago's McCormick Place venue, according to Deadline.

Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in Rogue One, has signed on to star in his own untitled series on Disney Plus about the character, set during the early years of the Rebellion.