The new trailer for Disney’s Mandalorian dropped yesterday and oh boy does it deliver.
German filmmaker/occasional actor Werner Herzog’s narration starts as off in the trailer as the Mandalorian, played by Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos) walks through a small village with Storm Trooper helmet-filled spikes decorating the scene. Herzog’s character continued to tell how it was a shame that people suffered, but surmised that bounty hunting was a complicated profession.
The ensuing fight scenes are Oberyn Martell-esque with Pascal’s Mandalorian character using a electric hunting spear akin to the Mandalorian culture’s bevii’ragir followed by gun fights classic to the character’s gun slinging archetype. The rest of the trailer has all what a typical Star Wars project has to offer: amazing action sequences, taking out bounties, hunting dangerous monsters, and reuniting with allies. But at the trailer’s end we can hear the Mandalorian speak for the first time. With Herzog’s character telling him to look outside because ‘they’ are waiting for him, with the Mandalorian only replying with:
“Yeah? Good.” What a badass.
Mandalorian‘s story is set in between the end of the first Star Wars trilogy and its current one, specifically in between the events of the Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens and focuses a new character played by Pascal.
During a panel for the show at 2019’s Star Wars Celebration held las April, the actor described his titular character as a “mysterious gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy”.
Speaking previously in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer Jon Favreau shared that their goal was to present a much more deeper, much more freakier version of Star Wars.
Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that the budget for the show to be made was a whopping $100 million and is one of Disney+’s most ambitious projects to this date. This means that each episode cost around $12 million dollars each, rivaling some of Game of Thrones‘ episodes.
Besides Pascal starring as the eponymous character, the series also has Gina Carano who will be playing Cara Dune, a former Shock Trooper turned bounty hunter and Taika Waititi lending his voice as IG-11, a droid oblivious to sarcasm and lying.
Nick Nolte, Emily Swallow and Bill Burr are also part of the cast but their roles have yet to be announced among others.
Mandalorian will be premiering during Disney+’s launch on November 12. Disney+ will be available for subscription for $6.99 a month.