D23 2019: The Mandalorian

Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN.

As part of the Disney+ announcement today, Ewan McGregor confirmed he’s returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Kathleen Kennedy gushed about the final season of the animated The Clone Wars. But really, we know what’s going to collect the bounty of our subscription rate for Disney+, and that’s Jon Favreau’s series in the Star Wars universe — The Mandalorian.

Starring Pedro Pascal in the title role, with Taika Waititi voicing the bounty hunter droid IG-11, the series also stars Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, and… Werner Herzog. Getting him into the Star Wars universe is groundbreaking enough, but what really sets this series apart is that it’s finally truly separate from the Skywalker saga. The Clone Wars has Anakin, Obi-Wan Kenobi would still know the Skywalker clanand even Rogue One has the specter of Darth Vader lurking in the background. This… just uses Star Wars as background. But see for yourself…

That’s November 12, widescreen, 4K, and a few other technical specs I don’t have the actual equipment to take advantage of. Just trust me, and trust Disney. For now, enjoy these screenshots, courtesy of Disney.

And a few pictures of Favreau and the cast taking a little victory lap on stage…

Werner Herzog is the Client in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN.

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