The trailer for the new Star Wars live action show The Mandelorian dropped and it looks better than I imagined. The Mandelorian picks up after the events of Return of the Jedi and if the impaled helmets of Imperial Storm Troopers are an indication, it doesn't look like where the show takes place in is big a fan of the Empire. Disney has been pretty mum about what the show is about and the Mandelorian himself but it seems that he might have a connection to Jango and Boba Fett as the official description mentions them by name.

Tie this up with the news that Ewan McGregor is coming back to play Obi-Wan in another show for Disney+. It seems much of the plans Lucasfilm had for films they are now focusing on Disney+ shows and I think I prefer that. If these shows pickup the "Darth Maul trilogy" arc that we've talked about in Cheerful Ghost Radio and are good Lucasfilm can make as many as they want.

"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."

https://io9.gizmodo.com/hello-there-the-obi-wan-kenobi-show-is-officially-happ-1837475975

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 08/24/2019 at 04:30am

I am there. I hope another trailer drops before the 12th. I want to see more of the actual story.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 08/24/2019 at 06:37am

Quite interesting as I have recently watched a lot about Star Wars lore on YouTube. I thought this was supposed to be a Boba Fett show, I wonder why they chose another Mandelorian (assuming it isn't him). I think I saw something that he didn't actually die in the desert in the original trilogy.

You speak of Darth Maul and I kind of don't want to give away spoilers, but he's not dead either, or at least he didn't die in the prequelogy (I think I just made up a new word). You see this in The Clone Wars animated show, which was pretty good, I think. I think that show also gives you some good ideas about the Mandelorians and the clone troopers (they're based on Jango).

What media outlet will this show be one? Netflix? Amazon? Hulu? Either way, I don't really watch any kind of TV anymore, so I'll probably miss out on it (even though there are other things I've missed out on that I think I'd like to see).

Still, again, I've been seriously geeking out on some Star Wars stuff lately! I think it's making me a bigger fan of the series. I didn't dislike the prequelogy as many others seem to have. I also don't hate Jar Jar. From what I can see, I like what Disney is doing, if nothing else just creating more Star Wars media to watch, which I think is great!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/25/2019 at 04:22am

I'm looking forward to IG-88 most of all lol.

One thing I'm wondering about is why Disney is being secretive about who The Mandalorian is. If the first episode comes out, and The Mandalorian takes off his helmet, or says he/she's part of the Fett family right away, then it'll seem like Disney was being secretive for no reason other than hype.

But, I'd The Mandalorian's identity is kept secret during the show, the secrecy will feel more earned.

This isn't really a show I'm super interested in, but my wife will be subscribing to Disney+ the day it's available (and I can't wait for all the Marvel content), so I'll eventually watch this show as well.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/25/2019 at 04:27am

IG-11* apparently lol

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/25/2019 at 07:37pm

Yeah I'm way in on this. The canon on Boba Fett is way weird, Jango may or may not have ever been a Mandalorian at all, and just stole the armor, and Boba's armor seems to have been coughed up by the sarlaac and is being sold in one of the Aftermath books. BUT there's still room to spin it all as Boba somehow getting out and tracking down another set of Mandalorian armor but I hope they don't. Just leave that be. I want some Star Wars with new characters.

As for Maul: The Mandalorian takes place after Rebels, after RotJ even, so this can't have Maul in it. Maybe his syndicate is still around and can be there (and I'd love that). And the way the new Lucasfilm works, EVERYTHING is canon, and there are no levels of canon, just a group of people tasked to make sure canon doesn't clash at all, so Maul wouldn't show up and face off against Obi-Wan in his series because he didn't know where Obi-Wan was until a day or so before Obi-Wan killed him, which happened pretty dang near the start of Episode IV, a while after the Obi-Wan series. He may be on the planet but away from Obi-Wan somehow. I suppose Obi-Wan could know Maul was there but not the other way around. BUT again, I'm hoping for Qi'Ra and the syndicate, even if we definitely won't get that face off between Maul and Obi-Wan.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/26/2019 at 12:02am

Right, good point thanks Travis. Maul with the Obi-Wan show?

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/26/2019 at 01:54am

Not sure what you're asking there.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/26/2019 at 02:35pm

There is a new Disney+ show coming out starring Obi-Wan. Darth Maul might be part of that.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/26/2019 at 02:42pm

Oh, I already covered that in the comment above. The timeline doesn’t match up for him to be involved much.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/26/2019 at 02:44pm

Hmmmmmm. Unless the end of the show runs right up to Episode IV?

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/26/2019 at 02:49pm

It doesn’t, they’ve said it takes place between the prologue of Solo and the rest of Solo, so it’s a while before that.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/26/2019 at 02:51pm

Though if it runs for a few years they may expand that I guess, and they could do a live action version of the Duel from Rebels to have the two series overlap, but it would only take up a single episode.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/26/2019 at 02:52pm

Plus, that part of Maul’s life, he’d left the crime syndicate behind basically, and had become obsessed with revenge and sith lore.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/26/2019 at 03:57pm

Thanks Travis, at least I now know what it won't be smile

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/26/2019 at 05:19pm

I mean anything is possible, Star Wars is technically a part of Marvel and the snap could have messed with that reality too, right?

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