The Mandalorian will be officially released on November 12 with the launch of Disney+, and to promote its release, Disney has released a new extended clip featuring the new bounty hunter in action. The Mandalorian is one of the most highly anticipated original TV shows coming to Disney+ and the first-ever live-action Star Wars show. The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as the titular bounty hunter. Joining Pascal are co-stars like Giancarlo Esposito, Ming-Na Wen, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog, Emily Swallow, and Carl Weathers. Although Boba Fett is the Star Wars universe's most famous bounty hunter to date, The Mandalorian is actually based on a new character. Boba Fett has inspired many fans over the decades, and now Pascal will shed new light on Mandalorian-lore.
Fans have been waiting a long time to see The Mandalorian, and the show is expected to be one of the biggest draws for Disney+. However, Star Wars fans won't be able to binge-watch the show. The Mandalorian pilot will premiere on November 12, with future episodes to be released weekly on Fridays through the end of the year.
With the release of the first episode of The Mandalorian just hours away, Disney+ released a new scene from the show during Monday Night Football on November 11. The new clip shows a fight scene previously featured in earlier trailers. The bounty hunter walks into a bar, where he immediately gets into a confrontation with some of the establishment's angrier patrons. The Mandalorian single-handedly dispatches his foes with some fast moves, handy gadgets, and his blaster-proof armor. From there, the clip shows the character loading his carbonite-frozen prisoners onto his ship, followed by some previously seen footage from the show.
Disney+ is counting on The Mandalorian to lure long-time Star Wars fans onto the platform. Disney+ will stream many other TV shows and movies from the Star Wars universe, but The Mandalorian represents a major step forward for both the franchise and the streaming platform. After a number of successful animated series and two spin-off movies, Disney is now taking Star Wars into the live-action TV world. Disney is taking a similar approach with the MCU, as a number of MCU shows are currently in development.
The Mandalorian may represent a major step forward for the franchise, but the new clip doesn't break any new ground. In fact, the setting of the clip will look very familiar to Star Wars fans. A number of famous Star Wars scenes have taken place in bars and cantinas. There was the infamous "Han shot first" scene from the original movie, the bar chase sequence from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and the casino sequence on Canto Bight in The Last Jedi. Now, The Mandalorian gives Star Wars fans another bar fight for the canon.
Fans interested in catching up with Pedro Pascal's bounty hunter can stream the premiere on Tuesday, November 12 on Disney+.