Disney has released the first poster for The Mandalorian. It's a striking poster that finds Pedro Pascal's mysterious lone gunfighter against an iconic binary sunset on Tatooine. The live-action Star Wars series will be launching with the Disney+ streaming service later this year and fans are really hoping we'll get to see the trailer that dropped earlier at Star Wars Celebration while at this weekend's D23 Expo, which seems highly likely at the moment.
Jon Favreau is the showrunner on The Mandalorian and he recently stated that he wanted to do something different with the Star Wars franchise. The show has been shrouded in mystery ever since it was first announced, even though we've seen plenty of behind-the-scenes images, both official and unofficial. With that being said, the mystery is definitely one of the things that the upcoming show has going for it. Jon Favreau had this to say about is goal with The Mandalorian.
"I'm trying to evoke the aesthetics of not just the original trilogy. Not just the first film, but the first act of the first film. What was it like on Tatooine? What was going on in that cantina? That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of Star Wars, the Mad Max aspect of Star Wars."
Jon Favreau wrote the spec script for The Mandalorian before even mentioning the idea to Lucasfilm because he was so excited about the possibility of it actually happening. He then pitched the idea of, "a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic." The series is set in the aftermath of Return of The Jedi following the fall of the Empire. In addition, Favreau took techniques that he learned while making the live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book and applied them to the new Star Wars series.
Specifically, The Mandalorian blends live-action with intense amounts of CGI, according to Jon Favreau. They used the "the Epic game engine" to do real-time in-camera visual effects while shooting the show, which brought upon extensive use of the green and blue screens for full digital versions of the set. The show is able to take viewers to brand-new, highly detailed environments, thanks to the big budgets Disney allowed for the series.
The Mandalorian is all set to premiere November 12th, exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service. If Star Wars fans weren't already excited for the new show, they more than likely will be after getting a first tease this weekend. The show will premiere just over a month before The Rise of Skywalker, which should be an excellent way to build excitement for both projects. While we wait for some more information, you can check out the first poster for The Mandalorian below, thanks to Star Wars.