Jon Favreau’s Live-Action Star Wars Series Will Be Called ‘The Mandalorian’

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04 Oct 18
Jon Favreau's Live-Action Star Wars Series Will Be Called 'The Mandalorian'

Jon Favreau’s Live-Action Star Wars Series Will Be Called ‘The Mandalorian’

Things have been a bit quiet on the live-action Star Wars front since Disney announced Jon Favreau would be writing the show for its new streaming service. Now we have a title – The Mandalorian.

For those of you not up on your Star Wars characters, Mandalorians are a race of legendary warriors from the planet Mandalore. They have a long history, dating back to the Old Republic, and are one of the few races who can go up against a Jedi and win the battle. They are known for their distinctive Mandalorian armour, featuring a T-shaped helmet, which you will probably recognise from characters such as Jango Fett, Boba Fett, and ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Sabine Wren.

Favreau released the information to his Instagram account which stated “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…”

This sets the show in a largely unexplored area of Star Wars canon, between ‘Return Of The Jedi’ and ‘The Force Awakens’. Some of this has been covered in the new official novels, but moving the action to the outer rim of the galaxy will give Favreau a lot more creative freedom. Favreau will exec produce and write the new series.

There’s no premiere date for The Mandalorian, but we know Disney’s new streaming service won’t be launching until late 2019 in the US, and then will be rolled out worldwide after that.