The artwork from The Mandalorian end-credits has surfaced online. The show, which marks the first time that a live-action show within the Star Wars universe has ever been produced, recently debuted alongside the launch of Disney+. The streaming service has a lot of content to offer, but this was easily the most high-profile bit of original programming that was made available on day one. Now, we can take a closer look at some of the truly impressive artwork included in the credits.
Warning: spoilers ahead for The Mandalorian premiere episode. While we won't discuss too much in the way of unnecessary, detailed spoilers, the end-credits images, themselves, rehash major plot points from the episode. So those who haven't watched it yet would do well to turn back now. The art takes some key moments from the episode and recontextualizes them. It's not exactly concept art, but it still looks like something that would make for a great coffee table book after season 1 wraps up, that much is certain.
We see our nameless protagonist with IG-11 as they were trying to recover the profitable bounty at the center of episode one. We also get a look at the episode's big reveal, which is a younger specimen of Yoda's mystery alien species. Even though the character is 50-years-old, it still looks like a baby. There's no telling where that plot thread will be heading in the weeks to come, but the moment looks quite impressive in still form. As many have pointed out, the art looks to be inspired by Ralph McQuarrie, the famed concept artist who was largely responsible for the look of Star Wars in the early days. McQuarrie's work continues to influence the franchise in a big way.
Generally speaking, fans and critics seem to really enjoy what they've seen from the show so far. Granted, it's just one episode but the early days of Star Wars on the small screen look promising. Disney+ opted to go for a more traditional release scheduled, as opposed to dumping the whole season for a binge. So we'll get to talk about it week-to-week and, hopefully, see more of this art with each passive episode. The show centers on a lone gunslinger in the Outer Rim trying to make his way following the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi.
Jon Favreau (Iron Man) serves as executive producer/writer of the series. The cast includes Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as the titular character, who's real name has been revealed as Dyn Jarren. Nick Nolte (Warrior), Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Omid Abtahi (American Gods) and famed German filmmaker Werner Herzog round out the cast. The Mandalorian episode one is available to stream now. Episode two debuts on Friday, November 15 on Disney+, where you can signup right now. Be sure to check out the art from episode one for yourself.