The Mandalorian: what do we know about the next Star Wars series?

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Director Jon Favreau announced the screenplay for his next series, focusing on the Mandalorian clan.

Disney will never stop exploiting its Star Wars streak at any time. Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) published this Wednesday, October 3, the title and synopsis of its next series that further extends the world of science fiction George Lucas. "After the adventures of Jango and Boba Fett, a new warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian takes place after the fall of the Empire and shortly before the First Order emergency and tells about the travels in the most remote parts of the galaxy of a solitary gunslinger far from the authority of the New Republic ", we can read the message published on Instagram.

● A scenario centered on the recapture of Mandalore?

Often associated with the Sith order, the Mandalorians have the image of mercenaries like Jango Fett and his protégé Boba. Medieval helmet on the head and jet pack on the back, they travel to the galaxy in search of execution contracts. A persistent voice from the fan site Make Star Wars he had already considered the presence of Mandalorians in the casting of the Jon Favreau series on August 6th. According to a source close to production, the director would like to "restore the grandeur of Mandalore", a planet located at the Outer Rim.

This theme has already been exploited in the second season of the series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In the anime, Mandalorian Pre Vizsla, leader of Death Watch, had the ambition to recover Mandalore and restore his power. It happens by assassinating the Duchess Satine Kryze, thanks to Lord Sith Dark Maul. At the end of Clone Wars, the planet falls into the hands of the Empire. The Mandalorian it could bounce about the future of this place, since the series will be performed three years later Star Wars, Episode VI: The return of the Jedi.

● Epic production

The series filmed in real shots will be made and written personally by Jon Favreau. According to New York Times , The Mandalorian has a budget of $ 100 million, a whopping $ 10 million per episode. At the premiere of Solo: a story of Star Wars the producer had already revealed some rumors about his secret project. A journalist of the site Nerdist broadcast on his Twitter account that Jon Favreau will use the same digital animation processes as those of his previous film: The jungle book.

The photos of the shoot of the series have already been leaked Saturday, September 29 thanks to the site Make Star Wars . Among the amateur clichés of Southern California there are decorations of buildings similar to those of Tatoine and a black rock that resembles lava. If we believe the indications of the site of the fans, the scenes were also shot on the beach of California, this time with actors. For now, the casting is unknown. The presence of Pedro Pascal (game of Thrones) it's just a voice.

Updated 10/05/18: Lucasfilm has unveiled the names of some directors who will be present on the show. Dave Filini (Star Wars Resistance) will manage the pilot while the other episodes will be shared between Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Deborah Chow (Mr.Robot) and Rick Famuyiwa (drug). An official image was also provided by the Star Wars website. Show the main character in his Mandalorian armor.

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● The derivative film on Boba Fett at the origin of The Mandalorian?

LucasFilm's interest in Mandalorians is not new. In May 2018, our confreresHollywood Reporter announced that the Disney branch would like to develop a derivative film on Boba Fett. James Mangold (Logan) and Simon Kinberg, producer of the franchise X-Men he would be involved in writing this spin-off. Only the silence of Disney will not add this project to the list of films derived from Star Wars: Rogue One (2016) e Solo: a story of Star Wars (2018).

From the commercial bankruptcy of solo, Bob Iger, the head of Disney, has put aside his ideas about derivative films. "When I go back, I think the mistake I made went a little too far, a little too fast … I think we'll be a little more careful about the volume and the rhythm of the Star Wars projects, "he admitted last September. Would Disney have asked Jon Favreau to adapt the Mandalorian universe in series rather than in a movie? We could know the answer before the release of The Mandalorian, in 2020.

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