The Mandalorian concept art gives fans a best look at Taika Waititi's IG-11. Created by Jon Favreau, Dinsey+'s inaugural offering is also the first live-action TV series from Star Wars. Starring Pedro Pascal as the titular bounty hunter, Dyn Jarren, its first season will consist of eight episodes, with a second year already in production.
So far, The Mandalorian has only rolled out two episodes thus far and aside from Dyn, fans have already been introduced to some interesting new characters. There's Nick Nolte's Kuiil and of course, everyone's favorite, baby Yoda - an infant from the same species as Jedi Master Yoda. Another memorable player is the bounty hunting droid, IG-11 which is highlighted in the recently-released concept art from the show.
Shared on the official Star Wars Instagram account is a string of concept illustrations for The Mandalorian. It features images from the first episode of the show, including the cold open, as well as Dyn's time with Kuiil on the desert planet Arvala-7. And then, there's a couple of illustrations of IG-11 who's caught up in a gunfight - potentially the one where he and Dyn teamed up to battle the criminals and get the inside the camp where baby Yoda was being kept. Check out the images below:
Initially, fans thought that Waititi was playing IG-88, who first made its appearance in The Empire Strikes Back as one of the bounty hunters commanded by Darth Vader to locate the Millennium Falcon. It followed Boba Fett during the mission where he almost met his end. However, it's eventually revealed that while it's a similar droid, his character in The Mandalorian is an entirely new Star Wars player. As fans know, IG-11 died at the end of the show's premiere after he insisted to kill "the asset." Having an instant connection with an abandoned child - perhaps because it harkens back to his own experiences - Dyn opted to blast the bounty droid before it could harm baby Yoda.
Aside from voicing IG-11, Waititi is also involved in The Mandalorian behind-the-scenes as the director of season 1's finale, scheduled to release on December 27. So while his character is currently dead in the show's events, the New Zealand-born creator is still attached to the project. Despite his current state, it'll be interesting to see if this is the last viewers will see of IG-11. Like most of the characters introduced in The Mandalorian, he's also shrouded in mystery, particularly with regard to who hired him to go after baby Yoda (was it also Werner Herzog's The Client or someone else?). And since he's a robot, he can easily be rebooted. Assuming this is how things pan out in the upcoming episodes, IG-11 can pose real danger to Dyn if he rats him out and tells other people that he was essentially killed by him.
Source: Star Wars