Just before the start of this weekend’s New York ComicCon, director/producer Jon Favreau gave a tease of his upcoming live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. On his Instagram, Favreau revealed a little more detail about the basis of the show.
He posted, “The Mandalorian: After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
What does all this mean? Not much to the casual viewer, but for fans, there is a lot to dissect. He gives us a timeline with the post. The Mandalorian occurs between the end of Return of the Jedi and the beginning of The Force Awakens. Of course, this means that, even though Mandalorians are featured, we likely won’t see Jango Fett or Boba Fett. But who is this “lone gunfighter” we’re going to meet? And what does a character like this do in the far reaches of the galaxy?
With so many new Star Wars projects coming down the pipe, how will this one set itself apart? This series does have the distinction of being live-action. There are other animated series in the Star Wars universe, but there is not a show like this. And Favreau has his hands in a lot of the Marvel universe, with great success. He seems to know how to make fans happy. Here’s hoping he will continue this trend.