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14 Details Revealed in The Mandalorian Trailer! (Nerdist News w/ Jenny Lorenzo)


– [Narrator] Fourteen details revealed in
“The Mandalorian” trailer.
Disney’s D23 Expo has come and gone,
but not before they unveiled
a veritable smorgasbord
of info about all of the
properties under their belt,
namely Star Wars.
There was a new look at “Episode
IX: The Rise of Skywalker”
and confirmation of an Obi
Wan Kenobi series on Disney+.
Yessss.
Pulling out my inner Kip.
But one of the things
that all Star Wars fans
seem to be super hyped about
is the first official
trailer for the first ever
live action Star Wars television show,
“The Mandalorian.”
The trailer was chock full of what
makes Star Wars so much fun-
interesting characters, alien vistas,
cool blaster fights, and
hidden within the visuals
were fourteen details you may have missed
about the who’s who in the
world of the Mandalorian
and the state of the Star Wars galaxy.
So let’s break it all down.
Of course, before we do,
we want to give you a
slight spoiler warning
as we will be breaking down
insider news and rumors
about the show which might
upset a few of the diehard fans.
So if you are worried,
freeze yourself in
carbonite until November.
Still here?
Great.
First up, the trailer
opens pretty ominously
with busted storm trooper
helmets mounted on spikes
in a desert city.
Ooooh.
According to rumors,
this will be everyone’s
favorite Skywalker home world, Tatooine,
but there is no official
confirmation of that yet.
But it’s the shot that
really sets the time
period that the show is set in.
According to executive
producer, John Favreau,
it will take place five years after
the death of Emperor Palpatine
in “Return of the Jedi.”
This places the series about four years
after the Battle of Jakku,
where the empire for
all intents and purposes
made their last stand and
completely surrendered
to the New Republic.
Obviously things are more complicated
than that since the certain remnants of
the Empire rose again as the First Order
thirty years down the line.
But at this point,
the Empire is mostly
done-zo and the locals
don’t seem keen to have Imperials around.
Then we see the titular
Mandalorian’s ship.
The Razor Crest which is a dual engine
gun ship flying over a forest.
We see more of this planet
later on in the trailer,
letting us know that the Mandalorian
will be hunting bounties
all over the galaxy
and won’t be sequestered
to a single planet.
Honestly, this whole
trailer is filled with
beautiful vistas and
it’s incredible to think
that this is all on the small screen.
It’s insane.
Also, we were stoked
to see the Razor Crest
battling it out in space.
It’s high time we got some more
Star Wars-y epic space shoot-outs.
Pew pew.
Sorry.
Plus, John Favreau revealed at Celebration
this year that they used practical models
and effects to film the spaceships.
And oh my God, I am so thankful for that
because I’m all about the old
school way of doing things.
And since the Mandalorian
is a bounty hunter,
he meets up with his boss of sorts,
Greef Karga the leader of
the bounty hunters guild
who is played by king of stews,
Carl Weathers.
– Baby, you got a stew going.
– [Jenny] The trailer also
gives us our first glimpse
at Gina Carano as the
mercenary, Cara Dune.
She’s a former Rebel shock trooper
who fought against the Empire
in the galactic civil war.
Since the fall of the Empire,
we can probably guess that she’s finding
new people to fight because come on,
you don’t hire Gina Carano to
not beat people up on screen.
We then get a few glimpses of some
classic Star Wars aliens,
like ugnaughts and twi’leks,
and we know we will be getting other O.G.
creatures and aliens as well.
Fingers crossed for the
kowakian monkey lizards
because Salacious Crumb’s
laughter is the best.
(alien laughs)
(Jenny sings) The best.
Next we see death troopers.
While these elite imperial troopers
have shown up in the
animated series “Rebels”
their only live action appearance was
in 2016’s “Rogue One.”
But the important detail to note,
is how their clean and shiny armor
contrasts with the grimey
storm trooper armor
we see later in the trailer.
The reason being is that
these death troopers work
for Moff Gideon played
by Giancarlo Esposito
of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Sal”.
Moff Gideon is a bit of an
enigma for the Mandalorian.
He’s definitely holding onto
his imperial glory days,
but we don’t know if
he’s trying to maintain
imperial order in the galaxy,
or if he’s using his
personal army to become
a war lord and take advantage
of the lawless times.
In fact, Esposito himself told ET Canada
regarding Moff Gideon,
will he use his power for good or evil
is still a question.
Another question we have is
who does this AT-ST work for?
We don’t yet know,
but it’s worth pointing
out the stark differences
between well-dressed Moff Gideon versus
Werner Herzog’s character,
whose name is still unknown.
He’s obviously ex-imperial
and controls his own
storm troopers but they’ve got
a much, much different vibe.
Side note, speaking of
those storm troopers,
producers Favreau and Dave Filoni
brought in members of the 501st Legion,
the premiere fan organization that creates
screen accurate storm trooper costumes
to play storm troopers
for real in the series.
I mean, how cool is that?!
But what do we learn about Pedro Pascal’s
Mandalorian himself in the trailer?
One of the most evocative shots
is the Mandalorian
reaching for his blaster.
Favreau first described the
character as a gun slinger
and this shot is perfect encapsulation
of that Western movie vibe.
We also see the Mandalorian in action,
freezing his quarries in
carbonite and capturing his prey.
And while this dude totally looks like
he’s getting cut in half,
we don’t think that’s the case.
If you re-watch that sequence,
the Mandalorian ropes the dude,
then shoots the door
controls to close the door,
and if he wanted him dead,
that’s a lot more steps to
take than just maybe you know,
shooting him?
But you know, cutting him
in half is a lot cooler.
(laughs)
Finally, we wanted to end
this on one of the things
that we’re most excited for.
The killer droid IG-11
who is voiced by Thor Ragnorok director,
Taika Waititi.
– Over here.
The pile of rocks waving at you.
Here.
Yeah, I’m actually a thing.
I’m a being.
– [Jenny] A lot of fans
have been confusing
this droid with IG-88,
the bounty hunter droid we see Vader hire
to find the Millennium Falcon in
“The Empire Strikes Back.”
And they’re not the only
ones making that mistake
because apparently citizens within
the Star Wars Universe will do the same
and assume IG-11 is actually
the much more famous IG-88.
So there you have it.
Fourteen details you may have missed,
but we’re sure even more will be revealed
when the first episode
of “The Mandalorian”
drops on Disney+ on November 12th.
But what do you folks think?
What aspect of “The Mandalorian”
are you most excited for?
Do you think we’ll ever
get to see the Mandalorian
without the helmet or will
they hide Pedro Pascal’s
beautiful face the whole time?
And do you hope the
other bounty hunters from
“The Empire Strikes Back” show up?
– Bounty hunters? We don’t need that scum.
– Let’s discuss.
That’s me typing on a keyboard.
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