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​Star Wars 'Mandalorian' Live-Action Show Reveals First Image And Directors

​Star Wars 'Mandalorian' Live-Action Show Reveals First Image And Directors

Star Wars fans have been eagerly awaiting their first glimpse of The Mandalorian ever since Disney revealed that a live-action TV show is in the works.

However, said fans only discovered the series name when now confirmed director, Jon Favreau, uploaded a quick synopsis on Instagram yesterday.

The Mandalorian is set within the 30 year gap between episodes VI and VII, and it follows a familiar looking warrior as he travels the ever chaotic galaxy far, far away. And no - it isn't Boba Fett.

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Credit: jonfavreau
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Following on from Favreau's post, Disney unveiled details regarding who's in charge of The Mandalorian, and the first image of its lead character.

First things first, previously mentioned Favreau, director of both Iron Man and Iron Man 2, will write and produce the show. Dave Filoni, who worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated series, will direct the first episode.

Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) are also set to direct specific episodes, with Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson on board as executive producers, too.

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Credit: Disney

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Disney has been rather hush hush about the plot, with the exact same information from Favreau's Insta post featured in their update, but we imagine the Star Wars show will explore never before seen worlds and characters.

There's no doubt that it'd be pretty cool to see a cameo from current big/little screen Star Wars heroes and villains, but we want the The Mandalorian to have its own, unique Star Wars tale, and not depend on franchise favourites.

Saying that - from the picture above, it looks like scoundrel dive Mos Eisley will once again make an appearance. Imagine if we see a very much alive Boba Fett drowning his sorrows in the infamous cantina? Thanks for the idea, Mark Ellis.

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The Mandalorian hasn't been given a release date yet, although, it's pretty safe to say it won't come before the latter end of 2019.

The only way you can watch it is through Disney Play, next year's upcoming, Netflix-styled, subscription service from Disney.

What do you think about this news? Are you excited to watch it? Who should play the lead role? What characters do you hope to see? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Star Wars

Topics: Disney, Entertainment, TV and Film, The Mandalorian, Technology

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.