Cara Dune forms an alliance with the titular character of The Mandalorian in the latest images from the set. Dune, played by Gina Carano, is an ex-Imperial Shock Trooper and she has an interesting backstory. The live-action Star Wars series premieres in November on the Disney+ streaming platform and fans are interested in what Jon Favreau has put together for them. Pedro Pascal takes the lead role and spends much of his screen time with the iconic bounty hunter helmet on, as evidenced by the new photos.
In the new images from The Mandalorian, Gina Carano's Cara Dune is seen twice with Pedro Pascal's Mando (a nickname he was given on the set). The two images prove that the characters will form some kind of bond at some point within the ambitious series. Carano had this to say about her character and how she meets up with the bounty hunter.
"She's gone from planet to planet. She's a loner. She's strong. She runs into the Mandalorian on one of these planets that she's hiding out on and thinks that he's there to take her in and then their relationship escalates from there."
The Mandalorian takes place after Return of the Jedi and before The Force Awakens. "What could happen in the 30 years between celebrating the defeat of the Empire and then the First Order?" asks Jon Favreau, creator of the series. He continued by saying, "You come in on Episode VII, (and the First Order are) not just starting out. They're pretty far along." Executive producer Dave Filoni concluded by noting that the First Order is, "Pretty well equipped."
Jon Favreau went deep when getting ready for The Mandalorian. The showrunner decided to take things further by getting into the mindset that George Lucas was in when first setting out to make A New Hope over 40 years ago. This line of thinking might be what ends up sucking a lot of Star Wars fans who may have been on the fence about checking out the new series. Favreau explains.
"It's like after the Roman Empire falls, or when you don't have a centralized shogun in Japan - and, of course, the Old West, when there wasn't any government in the areas that had not yet been settled... Those are also cinematic tropes in films that originally inspired George Lucas to make Star Wars."
Jon Favreau also says he's always wondered about what the characters in the background of the original trilogy were up to, specifically the cantina scene in A New Hope. Favreau is more interested in some of the less popular action figures in the collection, which is another reason fans might be more curious to see what The Mandalorian is all about. With the first trailer now online and the new images floating around, it's evident that Favreau is making something that even casual fans will be into checking out while giving hardcore Star Wars fans something to think about. The new images from The Mandalorian come to us from Entertainment Weekly.