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The Mandalorian Season 2 Coming In Fall 2020!

Jon Favreau tweeted the following a few hours ago, the Mandalorian will return Fall 2020! And then he goes on and teases the return of yet another classic Star Wars alien.

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The Future Of Lucasfilm And Star Wars

Following the Kathleen Kennedy Interview for Rolling Stone, the Hollywood Reporter released an article with their take on how the future of Lucasfilm and Star Wars might look like. So what does the Hollywood Reporter think? Click through the details!

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Watch Highlights From The Mandalorian Press Conference

27 minutes of footage from The Mandalorian was shown to the press on Saturday and first reactions are very positive. After the screening a press conference was held, highlights of which you can watch on YouTube.

On the panel are Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers. They talk about what their approach to the show was, in addition to that Dave Filoni talks about the differences between working on animation and live action. It is revealed that Favreau and Filoni worked on the plots together, brainstorming ideas, with Favreau then writing the script.

You also learn that while directors on TV usually don’t have all that much creative freedom, they approached each episode of the Mandalorian more like a movie, where a director has a lot more input. Overall, you get the feeling that the Mandalorian is in very good and capable hands. Jon Favreau speaks specifically about how they want to reward fans that have been with the franchise for a long time, since they were kids, and to bring everyone together, you can expect some Easter Eggs, references to both legends and canon, one of these things that will get referenced is actually Lifeday, as Favreau seems to have a weak spot for the Holiday Special. But watch for yourself! The video is about 21 minutes long, just click on the image below to start the video.

Mandalorian Press Conference

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A New Star Wars Holiday Special?

Entertainment Tonight met Jon Favreau at the recent Saturn Awards and he talked at length about Gina Carano (who stood right next to him, looking quite delightful) and the Mandalorian series. And then the Holiday Special was brought up, since a few elements from the special, like the rifle, are in the new series, and Favreau remarked that he is actually a great fan of the Special. Admittedly, he likes some segments more than others, and then Favreau said that one day he would love to do a Holiday Special on Disney+. And if fans want that, they should let Disney+ know.
Ignoring the possibility that Favreau may have just made a fun remark… what would you like to see in an all new Holiday Special? Rey and Kylo singing “I just called to say I love you”? A Finn and Rose ballet number? Old man Lando watching some spicy droid movies? Luke entering a lightsaber tossing contest? Chewie presenting the best Porg recipies (without any subtitles, of course)? Leave your ideas in the comments!
You can watch the whole interview with Favreau and Gina Carano on YouTube!

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A new version soon(ish) on Disney+?


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Little House On The Prairie

Entertainment Weekly keeps covering the upcoming Mandalorian series on Disney+ with new photos and quotes by cast and crew. The latest photo shows the Mandalorian, a woman you saw in the trailer, when she held a child – her name is Omera – and Cara Dune, as they seem to enjoy a lovely and calm evening. Click through for some more info!

The Mandalorian, Omera and Cara Dune.

The Mandalorian, Omera and Cara Dune relax on the porch of their little house on the prairie. Source: EW. Click for much larger version!

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The Mandalorian Show Will Explore The First Order Origins!

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive story on their website with one all new detail about the upcoming Mandalorian show on Disney+.

The show will explore the origins of the First Order! Now if that is just a side plot or a major plot element is unknown. What we do know is that remnants of Imperial forces are still around. Perhaps we will see how these remnants reform to become the First Order. Not all of the former Stormtroopers, Moffs and Governors became good citizens of the New Republic. So it seems The Mandalorian might bridge the original and the sequel trilogy and provide some much needed background and add some worldbuilding to the sequels.

Check out the EW website for their exclusive story and some quotes by Dave Filoni and Jon Favrau, which add some perspective to the First Order angle!

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A First Look At The Mandalorian!

The Mandalorian panel just closed a few minutes ago. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni talked about the show and revealed a few details. Also on the panel were the three main characters Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers. And while not very much was revealed, almost nothing about the actual story, we did learn a few things! A sizzle reel was also shown, however, the YouTube stream faded to back when the footage was shown. But several Bothan spies were able to smuggle out the footage and we will show you some screenshots of the revealed footage! So click through for a look at The Mandalorian!

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The 501st was asked to portray Stormtroopers on set – click for the much larger version

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R5-D4 Is In The Mandalorian?

Jon Favreau loves to tease… and this time he posted a photo of an R5 unit from The Mandalorian on his Instagram!
I wonder if this could be R5-D4? Only with a functioning motivator this time? I compared the photo with my Bandai model kit of R5 and even with how R5 appeared in the movie and the color scheme seems to be identical, however this R5 unit appears to show some more wear and tear than the R5 we meet in A New Hope. But it’s many years later, so who knows what he went through. Maybe some droid experts out there can shed some more light on it. Anyway, it’s photos like these that build up anticipation for the show!



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Jon Favreau Also Wishes You A Merry Christmas!

… and Jon Favreau even has a small present for you!


The world’s most favorite Rolls Royce jet engine part

He posted this photo on his Instagram earlier today, wishing everyone a merry Christmas! Thanks, Jon!

Oh, and in other news, it was rumored before, but now it seems to be all but confirmed that The Mandalorian will feature some very well known bounty hunters! Thanks to JTA regular Darth Rizzen for the alert!

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I Have A Good Feeling About This

Jon Favreau updated his Instagram account with some new photos a few hours ago and  look who came to visit for his birthday! It’s good to see that George is still around, at least visiting. Who knows, maybe he even gave Jon the one or the other piece of advice about Star Wars. No matter what he did, it’s nice to see the two of them together. Another photo shows the two with Dave Filoni who will, as you all know, direct the first episode of The Mandalorian. The show can’t come soon enough!

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George Lucas and Jon Favreau smiling just for you

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Check Out The Mandalorian's Rifle!

Over the weekend Jon Favreau posted a picture of the rifle the Mandalorian will use in the show on Instagram. And it seems it’s a clear reference to the rifle Boba Fett used in The Holiday Special cartoon segment. And who knows, maybe it even is Boba Fett’s rifle, unless this design is more generic. The action figure that comes with that gun can’t be revealed soon enough!

The Mandalorian Rifle

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Meet "The Mandalorian"!

The official Star Wars site published a very first look at the main character of the upcoming show “The Mandalorian” by Jon Favreau, which will have its premiere sometime in 2019. Dave Filoni will direct the first episode, while other episodes will be directed by Bryce Dallas Howard (you know her from Jurassic World), Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) and Taika Waititi (Thor 3). The show will be written by Jon Favreau.
What do you think about the look of the character? In my opinion it’s classic Mandalorian armor but different enough from Boba Fett’s version. Pedro Pascal is rumored to be the main character of the show. And one thing is clear: we need an action figure of “The Mandalorian” in all possible scales and lines!

The Mandalorian

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We finally have some information on the upcoming Jon Favreau live-action Star Wars series: The Mandalorian. The director revealed the synopsis via his Instagram account:

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Not much is known about Jon Favreau’s recently revealed live-action Star Wars TV series, but Favreau revealed a few key details to Nerdist. The series will be set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and more specifically seven years after the Battle of Endor.  Favreau also revealed that series will focus on new characters and will employ cutting edge technology that is similar to the technology he used to bring characters to life in his 2016 The Jungle Book remake and upcoming Lion King film. Click through to read the report from Nerdist!

UPDATE: In the full interview by Nerdist, Favreau actually says that the show will take place 7 years after the Battle of Yavin, putting it 3 years after Return of the Jedi

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Big announcement! Jon Favreau has been selected to write and produce a Star Wars live-action series! StarWars.com has the full story!

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Ron Howard and Jon Favreau revealed on Twitter that Favreau will provide the voice for a “very cool & important alien character” in Solo: A Star Wars Story. You can actually see the four-armed alien in the trailer for the film. Of course, this isn’t Favreau’s first time voicing a Star Wars character since he provided the voice for Pre Vizsla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Check out the full story at Entertainment Weekly! 

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