The good news just keeps coming from The Mandalorian!
We got two exciting new things from EW today regarding the Star Wars live action series. First off, we learned that the series will be touching on the origins of The First Order. Intriguing, no? EW was able to catch up producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni who teased that while the Empire might’ve been defeated, the galaxy didn’t suddenly turn good. Even when the Rebellion was trying to establish a new Republic, these changes didn’t reach everyone all at once. In fact, Favreau hints that the Rebellion might’ve even mismanaged their newly forming Republic which let The First Order form in the first place. “So somehow, things weren’t necessarily managed as well as they could have been if [the galaxy] ended up in hot water again like that,” Favreau said.
We also learned who Giancarlo Esposito will be in the series. The actor will be playing Moff Gideon, a former Imperial governor “now set adrift in the wake of the Emperor’s downfall”. In the current Star Wars canon, Moff Gideon is not listed as one of the architects of The First Order. However, that’s not to say that he doesn’t have a part in it. He seems to be leading the elite Death Troopers, so he has pull in the Outer Reaches. We’ll have to keep our eye on him as his story unfolds.
On the other hand, the new image revealed today shows us that the “lone gunslinger” won’t always be alone. In fact, he might end up teaming up a lot in the series. The image shows the unnamed Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano), a former Rebel shocktrooper, facing an unseen enemy, ready to fight them hand to hand. The two seem to be in a storage pod of some kind. And you can’t tell me that’s not a hot tub beside them. Okay, you can, but it really looks like one! Carano gave a little insight into how the two end up meeting. “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.” Well we know at one point they’re going to team up, so maybe the relationship between them won’t be all that bad.
Check out the image below and let us know what you think! What were you most excited to learn? Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news. The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ on November 12th, 2019.
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