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Disney unleashes the first trailer for Star Wars: The Mandalorian

By mongeese · 9 replies
Aug 23, 2019
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  1. “Chaos reigns,” said Jon Favreau, the infamous Marvel director. “It’s a world like the old Samurai movies and Westerns.”

    Between one moment and the next a cold star cruiser had appeared traveling above the forest, glinting in the sunlight. Its pilot, cased in the metal armor of the extinct Mandalorian warrior race, hunts his bounty, even as he in turn is hunted by what remains of the crumbling yet vicious Empire.

    At their D23 event, Disney stunned audiences with the first trailer for Star Wars: The Mandalorian, a ten-episode $100 million live-action series launching as a Disney+ exclusive on November 12. It is directed by Jon Favreau, the mastermind of Iron Man 1 & 2 and the earlier Avengers films, and produced with the help of The Clone Wars’ Dave Filoni and Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi, who’ll also be voicing the IG-11 droid.

    “I just want to say that for droid representation, it was very important for me that those characters get enough screen time,” Waititi said. “They’re very misunderstood.”

    Joining Waititi on stage and playing the mandalorian himself is Pedro Pascal, perhaps best known for playing Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones. He described his character saying, “he’s got a lot of Clint Eastwood in him,” adding that he watched many Sergio Leone and Akira Kurosawa films as preparation.

    Also starring will be Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Gina Carano, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi and Werner Herzog as the mandalorian’s targets, enemies and ‘business partners.’

    Disney+ will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year when it also launches on November 12, and with the new Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi series also finding its way there at a later date, might be just about an essential purchase for Star Wars fans, at least until its exclusives make their way to other platforms.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,584   +5,140

    In before the hate crowd!

    I don't care how much you hate Star Wars. You will not ruin it for me.
     
    Peter Farkas, H3llion and Stark like this.
  3. Kashim

    Kashim TS Addict Posts: 160   +148

    CBS tried this trick when they created a Star Trek series exclusive to their CBS All Access online platform. Now Disney does it with Star Wars for their upcoming subscription service. I don't think it worked too well for CBS and I doubt Disney will do much better. I suppose we're in this fragmenting phase now where every media company wants people to subscribe to their service. This can only blow up in their face, because people aren't willing to pay for a bunch of different services just to watch everything they like.
     
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  4. R00sT3R

    R00sT3R TS Guru Posts: 176   +358

    Amazing how good CGI is for television thesedays....paying 100 VFX artists in India a pittance, goes a long way.
     
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  5. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Evangelist Posts: 498   +236

    No worries, Waititi will do that.

    The story of the extinct Mandalorian warrior race, based on the Spartans, told by Waititi. The first face that stares at us is like a warning.
     
  6. avioza

    avioza TS Maniac Posts: 214   +167

    Could be good, at least they got Dave Filoni from clone wars as assistant director, hopefully he will help maintain a cohesive story and reign in wacky directing decisions.
     
  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,716   +4,048

    The "private" channels will have their day in the sun but it is very doubtful they will mount the kind of subscribers that will sustain them. As streaming services fight it out with the remains of the cable networks the addition of private stations like CBS & Disney will just complicate the matter and divide the dollar pie that much further. The Star Wars series will just end up getting pirated and further distributed but in the end, I think we'll just have a handful of services streaming everything they can get their hands on.
     
  8. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,222   +2,490

    Personally, I think the preview makes it look like the series may be very good, and I agree that with Filoni on board, it may very well be a great series. However, I will not subscribe. I wait until Di$ney releases it on disk and borrow it from my local library - I am planning on doing the same thing with ST: Discovery.
     
  9. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,895   +712

    I play the Mandalorian.
     
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  10. Slappy McPhee

    Slappy McPhee TS Addict Posts: 167   +86

    Oh no no no ... they will not be a Disney+ exclusive
     

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